National Volunteering Week Events

Check all the events that took place during National Volunteering Week 2018.

Carlow Volunteer Centre

Coffee and Chats for all volunteers – Tuesday 15th May
10.30am – 12pm – Carlow Volunteer Centre

Thank You coffee morning for volunteers – Friday 18th May
11am – 1pm – Seven Oaks Hotel – Guest speaker: Fr Peter McVerry


Clare Volunteer Centre

Thinking Outside of the Box’ – Building relationships with businesses – Thursday 17th May
10.30am – 12pm – Rowan Tree Cafe, Ennis

The Clare Volunteer Centre has seen an increase in the number of corporates and SMEs approaching the centre, looking for CSR projects for their employees. Join our coffee morning to hear from corporates who have successfully worked with local not for profit organisations on the types of projects they are looking for. Expert panel on hand to answer your questions. Booking essential – places limited. Contact – or 065 68 45517 before 14th May to book your place.


Cork Volunteer Centre

Valuing Volunteers – Tuesday 15th May
Mindfulness, yoga, empowerment, wellness and zumba

Outreach – Wednesday 16th May
City library, pre-retirement seminar and direct provision centre


Donegal Volunteer Centre

GDPR Workshop – Saturday 12th May
9.30am – 1pm – Áislann Ghaoth Dobhair, Gweedore Business Park

Open Afternoon – Monday 14th May
2pm – 4pm – Donegal Volunteer Centre, Letterkenny office

Outreach Event – Wednesday 16th May
11am – 12.30pm – Movile Library

Garda Vetting Workshop – Thursday 17th May
2pm – 4pm – Donegal Volunteer Centre, Port Road, Letterkenny


Dublin City Volunteer Centre

Volunteer Information Evening  – Monday 14th May
6.15pm – 8pm – Carmelite Community Centre, Aungier Street, Dublin 2 – Book on Eventbrite or contact for more info.

Experience Counts Coffee Morning for Over 50’s  – Tuesday 15th May
11am – 1pm – Dublin Central Mission, Abbey St Methodist Church, 9c Lower Abbey Street, Dublin 1

Customer Service in Volunteering Training for Volunteers  – Wednesday 16th May
2pm – 5pm – Dublin City Volunteer Centre, Unit 4, Whitefriars, Aungier Street, Dublin 2 – Registration required. Contact

Dublin City Volunteer Manager’s Network – Thursday 17th May
11am – 1pm – Carmelite Community Centre, Aungier Street, Dublin 2. Topic: Engaging Fundraising Volunteers. Contact with any queries.


Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Volunteer Centre

Outreach Session for Volunteers – Monday 14th May
Call us on (01) 441 4444 to arrange a one-to-one appointment with a member of the placement team. During this appointment we can register you with the Volunteer Centre and chat about your specific skills and interests. Please note, that this is not a drop-in service, you must book your appointment in advance by calling (01) 441 4444 or emailing Clare on

Volunteer Induction for DLR Volunteer Corps – Tuesday 15th May
DLR Volunteer Corps is an initiative which facilitates volunteering at local community events. We’ll be holding an induction for new and existing members of DLR Volunteer Corps during National Volunteer Week. We’re still firming up our plans for this event but will be in touch with members shortly!
You can read more and become a member of DLR Volunteer Corps here:

Volunteer Managers Breakfast – Thursday 17th May
Manager of DLRVC, Claire Carroll will be running a breakfast in Dún Laoghaire for registered organisations – this morning session will focus on promoting the impact of volunteers and volunteering. As part of this, volunteer managers will have a chance to reflect on how they promote their programmes to volunteers, funders and the community. This event is now fully booked.


Fingal Volunteer Centre

Volunteer Voices – Thursday 17th May

National Volunteering Week Clean Up – Thursday 18th May
11am – 1pm – Balbriggan


Galway Volunteer Centre

Volunteer Engagement Training for Volunteer Managers – Wednesday 16th May

10.30am – 2.30pm – Croí, The West of Ireland Cardiac Foundation, Moyola Lane, Newcastle, Galway (fully booked)

Garda Vetting Information Workshops – Thursday 17th May

11am – 1pm or 7pm – 9pm – Volunteer Galway, 27 William Street West, Galway


Kerry Volunteer Centre

Valuing Volunteering Coffee Morning – Monday 14th May

11am – 12.30pm – Kerry Volunteer Centre, 7 Maine Street, Tralee

‘Find out about volunteering’ Open Mornings – Tuesday 15th – Friday 18th May

11am – 1pm each day – Kerry Volunteer Centre, 7 Maine Street, Tralee


Laois Volunteering Information Service

Volunteer Information Coffee Morning – Tuesday 15th May

10.30am – 12.30pm – Portlaise Parish Centre

Information Stand at Laois Shopping Centre – Wednesday 16th May

11am – 4pm – Laois Shopping Centre


Leitrim Volunteering Information Service

Coffee Morning – Tuesday 15th May

11am – Bush Hotel. New volunteers and organisations looking for volunteers are welcome.

Information Stand: Leitrim’s Health is Wealth – Wednesday 16th May

Bush Hotel


Longford Volunteer Centre

Garda Vetting Workshop – Monday 14th May

6pm – Longford Volunteer Centre, 6 Earl St, Longford

Open Day – Wednesday 16th May

1pm – 3pm – Temperance Hall, Longford

Open Day – Wednesday 16th May

12pm – 2pm – Longford Shopping Centre

Minding yourselves as volunteers/Volunteer appreciation event – Thursday 17th May

7pm – 9pm – Longford Acorn Project, 53 Lanna Aoibhinn, Longford Town


Louth Volunteer Centre

Build Better Volunteer Leadership Seminar – Wednesday 16th May
11am – 1pm – Bellingham Castle, Co. Louth (pre-registration required)

  • Build better online communities – Social media for volunteer leaders
  • Build better community resources – Funding for volunteer involving organisations
  • Build better community networks – How getting involved in county structures can enhance your organisation’s wor
  • Build better organisation cultures –  Your organisation is a community, create a sustainable environment in which volunteers and all team members can survive and thrive.

Open Day – Thursday 17th May
– 11am – 1pm – Louth Volunteer Centre, Drogheda
– 11am – 1pm – Dundalk County Council Offices
– 11am – 1pm – Ardee Library

Get in touch at 041 9809008 if you would like to book a place at any of the above


Mayo Volunteer Centre

Open Day – Tuesday 15th May
All day – Ballina Office, Cathedral Road, Ballina

Coffee Morning – Friday 18th May
Castlebar Office


Meath Volunteer Centre

This National Volunteering Week, we’re taking Meath Volunteer Centre on the road! We’ll be visiting a number of places in the area with displays, information, opportunities to register to volunteer and of course tea and cake! You can find us here:

Monday 14th May – 10am – 12pm – St. Anne’s Resource Centre, Navan
Monday 14th May – 2.30pm – 5.30pm – Trim Resource Centre, Trim

Tuesday 15th May – 10am – 12pm – Kells Resource Centre, Kells

Wednesday 16th May – 10am – 12pm – Dunshaughlin Pastoral Centre, Dunshaughlin

Friday 18th May – 10am – 12pm – Ashbourne Parish Hall, Ashbourne


Monaghan Volunteer Centre

Information Stall at Farmer’s Market – Friday 18th May
We will also be selling second hand books to raise funds for helping hands.


Offaly Volunteering Information Service

Community Celebration – Thursday 17th May

In partnership with Offaly Local Development Company and Offaly PPN – Pullough Community Centre, Offaly


Roscommon Volunteering Information Service

Coffee Afternoon – Thursday 17th May

Melting Pot Cafe


Sligo Volunteer Centre

Talk on Benefits of Volunteering for Older people – Tuesday 15th May
12.15pm – Nazereth House

Information Stand – Thursday 17th May
11am – 3pm – Bank of Ireland, Stephen Street, Sligo Town – complimentary tea and goodies on offer

Volunteer Voices Coffee Morning – Saturday 19th May
10.30am – 12pm – Beltra Country Market


South Dublin County Volunteer Centre

Volunteer Manager’s Forum – Tuesday 15th May
Tallaght Office

Open Day – Wednesday 16th May
Clondalkin Office

Information Stand – Friday 18th May
10.30am – 4pm – The Square Shopping Centre


Tipperary Volunteer Centre

Coffee Morning with Ireland Volunteer of the Year Sr Patricia Wall
Volunteer recognition event in Cashel
Official opening of  North Tipperary base
Volunteer appreciation event in Tipperary Town
Youth volunteering pizza recognition event in Cloughjordan
Centre promotional events in Nenagh, Roscrea
Emergency services volunteers coffee morning


Westmeath Volunteer Centre

Coffee Morning – Monday 14th May
Mullingar – exact location and time TBC

Coffee Morning – Thursday 17th May
Athlone Office – time TBC


Wexford Volunteering Information Service

Afternoon Tea – Wednesday 16th May
2pm – Wexford Volunteering Information Service, Cornmarket Project, Block A, Spawell Road, Co. Wexford


Wicklow Volunteer Centre

Lakers Thank You Event – Monday 14th May
Mullingar – exact location and time TBC

Coffee Morning: Volunteers with friends – Wednesday 16th May
11am – 12pm – The Royal Hotel

Beach Clean – Thursday 17th May
Ennereilly Beach, Arklow with Elavon staff & Coastcare volunteers

Social Inclusion –A European Dimension – Friday 18th May
Presentation by community stakeholders from Arklow to the visiting delegation from Chateaudun in France