Training and Consultancy ServicesIn Volunteer Ireland, we believe in the impact and value of volunteers.  We work with hundreds of volunteer-involving organisations of all sizes to ensure that volunteers are given the best possible support at every stage of their volunteering experience.  Volunteer Ireland has developed a comprehensive range of training to increase the effectiveness and impact of involving volunteers with your organisation.

Our Volunteer Management Training Programme targets the needs of all those working with volunteers.  Our training courses have been developed to help you deliver the best possible volunteer support, resources and supervision, assisting you on your journey to become an outstanding Volunteer Manager and an inspiring volunteer leader.

Volunteer management and leadership support

Our supports and consultancy offerings are divided into different strands:

  • Volunteer leadership training
    Focusing on advanced level volunteer leadership topics helping you to explore topics in more detail and develop plans for volunteer Programme
  • Volunteer management training
    A series of half and full day sessions to explore volunteer management topics, some of which are presented through online webinars to allow you to access them remotely.
  • Volunteer management masterclasses
    A collection of 32 volunteer management master class topics that we can deliver for you at a time and venue that suits your needs.
  • Bespoke training
    We can design training specifically designed for your organisation’s needs and delivered at a location and time of your choice.
  • National volunteer management conference
    The annual national volunteer management conference bringing together our sector in June each year.
  • Volunteer Leadership Training (VLT)
    Through the local Volunteer Centre Network a 4 module, Volunteer Leadership Training is provided.
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Volunteer Management & Leadership
    Working with NUI Galway and St. Angela’s College, Sligo we have developed the first Level 9 Postgraduate third-level accredited volunteer management and leadership course, a first for Ireland.

Make your volunteer programme appeal to a broader audience, get in touch now

Whether you’re new to volunteer management or looking to strengthen your skills, Volunteer Ireland is here to help you take your volunteer programme to the next level.  Our team of specialist trainers have vast experience in training hundreds of Irish volunteer involving organisations – from large-scale national charities to local community groups.  For more information please contact Stuart Garland, Training and Programmes Manager, Volunteer Ireland, email