Use of I-VOL Terms and Conditions

I-VOL is the national searchable database of volunteering opportunities in Ireland and is owned, managed and administered by Volunteer Ireland and the network of volunteer centres in Ireland.

By using I-VOL, you are deemed to have agreed to these terms and conditions of use and we reserve the right to change them.

These terms and conditions apply to your use of the I-VOL These terms and conditions do not apply to third party organisations.

Content of I-VOL Results or Searches

While the I-VOL team do their utmost to ensure that all information on volunteering opportunities and the organisations hosting volunteer opportunities is correct, we do not take responsibility for the accuracy of such content.

Registering your Organisation and Volunteer Opportunities

I-VOL will accept the registration of any not-for-profit organisation – this may include charities, community groups, co-operatives and statutory organisations such as health centres, schools, hospitals, etc. We may ask to see your constitution or set of rules to clarify this. We will not seek to register volunteer opportunities for individuals or for for-profit organisations.

We will not advertise volunteer roles on behalf of for-profit organisations/businesses, unless a direct financial, social, environmental or other benefit towards the community or a non-profit organisation can be identified. The final decision to advertise any role will be at the discretion of the I-VOL team, who review volunteer roles before activating them.

The administrators of I-VOL take no responsibility for screening and/or selecting potential volunteers or referrals and this remains the responsibility of the advertising organisation.

The advertising of a volunteer opportunity on behalf of an organisation does not imply any endorsement of the aims and objectives of the organisation.

Opportunities will only be advertised on I-VOL if the following criteria are met:

  • Where appropriate, relevant insurance cover is in place for work carried out by volunteers.
  • Organisations must carry out Garda Vetting on volunteers, when volunteer roles involve unsupervised work with children or vulnerable adults. If an organisation does not currently have access to the Garda Vetting service, your local volunteer centre can provide this service.
  • Where the organisation is adhering to Irish Equality Legislation.

If it comes to the attention of I-VOL that an organisation is involving volunteers inappropriately in relation to the criteria detailed above, then the volunteer role may be de-activated.

Advertised opportunities may also be deactivated after registration if the I-VOL team becomes aware of the possibility that volunteers are being exploited or put in unnecessary danger.

Responsibilities of Organisations re: Volunteer Recruitment and Management

Please note that it is the responsibility of your organisation to select the appropriate volunteer for your organisation. The I-VOL team have no responsibility in relation to the suitability of any potential volunteer for any volunteer role. We also have no responsibility for the actions of any volunteer during any part of the volunteering process, including recruitment.

Restrictions on Use of Materials

The contents of the I-VOL are protected by copyright and trademark laws.

You may not modify, copy, publish, display, transmit, adapt or in any way exploit any content of the I-VOL. Only if you obtain prior written consent from us – and from all other entities with an interest in the relevant intellectual property – may you publish, display or commercially exploit any material from the I-VOL. To seek our permission, please contact us. If permission is granted, you may not change or delete any author attribution, trademark, legend or copyright notice.


These terms and conditions apply only to the I-VOL and not to any of the sites which the I-VOL links to or is hosted on. We are not responsible for the availability of any other site to which the I-VOL links. We do not endorse or take responsibility for the contents, advertising, products or other materials made available through any other site.


The services and materials on the I-VOL are provided “as is” and without warranties of any kind, either express or implied.

Under no circumstances will we be held responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any loss or damage that is caused or alleged to have been caused to you in connection with your use of, or reliance on, any content, goods or services available on any other site.

Limitation of Liability

We control and operate this site from our offices in the Republic of Ireland. We do not represent that materials on the site are appropriate or available for use in other locations. Persons who choose to access this site from other locations do so on their own initiative, and are responsible for compliance with local laws, if and to the extent local laws are applicable.