Volunteer programme resources

6 Jul 2020

Ireland is gradually re-opening our economy and our society. However, it is vital we continue to adhere to the rules for this new way of living to continue to suppress the spread of COVID-19.

For many organisations, volunteers are a core part of their programmes. Once it is safe to do so, organisations will want to welcome volunteers back with open arms. However, the safety and well-being of volunteers and those they help is paramount.

This resource, created by Volunteer Ireland has been developed in consultation with the Department of Rural and Community Development, Department of Health, Healthy Ireland, Sport Ireland, volunteer managers, and Community Call partners. It is based on Health Service Executive guidance and aimed at helping you plan for a return to volunteering safely.

Download Returning to Volunteering Safely(Adobe PDF)

Kickstarting your volunteer programme webinar
The contents of this resource will be explored in our webinar kickstarting your volunteer programmewhich takes place on Tuesday 14 July at 11.00 (GMT+1). If you would like to join in this webinar you can register now via the Training page on our web site.

Our fundamentals of volunteer management webinar series continue through to the end of August and you can book your place on any of these free webinars right now.

Volunteer Managers online coffee breaks

Grab a cuppa each Thursday at 11.00 (GMT+1) and join your fellow volunteer managers for our Online Volunteer Managers Coffee Breaks. An opportunity to recharge your batteries and catch up on developments in volunteer management.

All of our COVID-19 Resources can be downloaded from our COVID-19 resources page on our web site.

Postgraduate certificate in volunteer management and leadership

Finally, This Friday 10 July is the last day to express your interest in partaking in the Postgraduate Certificate in Volunteer Management and Leadership awarded by NUI Galway. If you are interested please complete the expression of interest form on or before this Friday