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.

Volunteer Privacy

Volunteer Ireland and the network of Volunteer Centres take our obligations under the Data Protection Act (1988) as amended by the Data Protection (Amendment) Act 2003 very seriously.

We offer volunteer user registration to make it as easy as possible for you to apply online for volunteering opportunities.

When you register you interest in volunteering, your contact details (name, address, phone and email) and information on skills may be sent to the organisation hosting the opportunity in order to take your application forward. We have developed the application process of our I-VOL in a way that indicates when this will happen. Please note that when these contact details are sent to an organisation hosting an opportunity, you will be contacted directly by the organisation in question.

Otherwise, the information will never be passed on to a third party without your permission unless we are legally obliged to do so.

We will also hold this information ourselves, to allow us to evaluate the effectiveness of our service.

We ask for information about age, disability and ethnicity to help us with equal opportunities monitoring. This information is not forwarded to any third party organisations. By choosing to submit this information you consent to the processing of this information by us. Information you provide is also collated to help us to demonstrate our impact to funders and develop our service to further meet users’ needs.

If you are registering to use I-VOL as a volunteer you are given the option to receive occasional updates from Volunteer Ireland or your local Volunteer Centre. If you would like to stop receiving further mailings from us, you just need to inform us and we will remove your contact details from our mailing lists.

You are entitled to ask for a copy of the information we store about you at any time.

If you have any concerns or questions please contact the I-VOL team.

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[D3] . 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.