National Volunteering Week (NVW)

National Volunteering Week 2019 took place from 13th – 19th May 2019.  It is a whole week dedicated to highlighting volunteering across Ireland and is run in partnership with the network of Volunteer Centres and Volunteering Information Services.

Did you know that there is no official definition of volunteering in Ireland? For 2019, National Volunteering Week aimed to get people talking about volunteering! What it means to be a volunteer, what volunteering looks like for different people, why people volunteer and even why people don’t volunteer. Volunteer Centres and Volunteering Information Services around the country held events like coffee mornings and open days to celebrate. Check out the hashtag #WhyIVolunteer to see people’s stories.

Check out our special National Volunteering Week video on the difference that volunteers make:

National Volunteering Week Events

Check out the range of events that took place during NVW 2019!

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Celebrate National Volunteering Week

See how you can celebrate National Volunteering Week.

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How to volunteer

Has National Volunteering Week inspired you to get involved in your local community?

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