Volunteer Ireland is the national volunteer development agency and a support body for all local Volunteer Centres and Volunteering Information Services (VIS) in Ireland.

Volunteer Ireland works to promote and celebrate volunteering in Ireland through campaigns such as National Volunteering Week and the Volunteer Ireland Awards. National volunteer involving organisations are supported by offering bespoke training, consultancy and an extensive range of online guides and resources. Volunteer Ireland also provides support to for-profit companies interested in volunteering and offers volunteer management services for large-scale events and festivals.

Volunteer Ireland develops and supports best practice in volunteering and Volunteer Centres, including the evaluation of Volunteer Centres and Information Services according to a quality standard framework. Volunteer Ireland works collaboratively with the network of local Volunteer Centres in managing I-VOL (the national database of Irish volunteering opportunities and listings) and striving to achieve our shared objective of an Ireland where everyone who wants to, can volunteer.

Volunteer Ireland – Vision

Our vision is of every person feeling connected to and participating in their communities to build a better Irish society. We strive to achieve this through increasing awareness of, access to and quality in volunteering in Ireland.

Volunteer Ireland – Mission

Our mission is to promote the value of volunteering and increase the range and quality of volunteering in Ireland.