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We can split cookies into 4 main categories:

Category 1: strictly necessary cookies
Category 2: performance cookies
Category 3: functionality cookies
Category 4: targeting cookies or advertising cookies

Category 1 - Strictly necessary cookies

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* Please be aware our site uses this type of cookie

Category 2 - Performance cookies

These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how a website works.

* By using our website and online services, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device.

Category 3 - Functionality cookies

These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make (such as your user name and password) and provide enhanced, more personal features. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customise. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect may be anonymous and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.

* By using our website and online services, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device.

Category 4 - Targeting cookies or advertising cookies

These cookies are used to deliver adverts more relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign. They remember that you have visited a website and this information is shared with other organisations such as advertisers. Quite often targeting or advertising cookies will be linked to site functionality provided by the other organisations.

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Our Policies

Access Request Policy

Statement of policy

This document outlines South Dublin County Volunteer Centre’s Access Request Policy to help ensure compliance with the access request provisions of the Data Protection Acts

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Adverse Weather Policy

03Statement of policy

Recent years have seen some severe weather conditions, which have adversely affected some of our staff’s ability to get into work by whatever transport route they use. This Policy has therefore been developed to cover those kinds of situations other than the norm, such as heavy snow falls, flooding, or severe weather warnings, etc. and to ensure so far as possible our staff are treated fairly and consistently.

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Anti-bullying Policy

3bullyingStatement of policy

The organisation acknowledges the right of all employees to a workplace and environment free from any form of harassment or bullying. Every member of staff has an obligation to be aware of the affects of their own behaviour on others.Any instances of bullying or harassment will be dealt with in an effective and efficient manner. In cases where the behaviour is proved to be repeated and consistent causing unnecessary stress and anxiety this will be considered gross misconduct. The organisation reserves the right to use the disciplinary procedure up to and including dismissal.

As part of this organisation's code of conduct, it is imperative that all staff and suppliers respect the dignity of every employee. Please consider the multi-cultural beliefs of all of your colleagues regarding your code of conduct, with particular reference to remarks, dress code, posters, e-mails and anything which may cause offence to a persons' gender, marital status, race, religion, family status, age, sexual orientation, membership of the Traveller community and disability

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Complaints Policy

Statement of Policy

medium complaint-dept-logo-smallThe South Dublin County Volunteer Centre (SDCVC) is committed to providing a high quality service to volunteers, volunteer-involving organisations, and other individuals and bodies interested in our work. We recognise that we may make mistakes from time to time, and that people may feel that the service they have received from us, or tried to receive from us, is unsatisfactory. We encourage feedback, both positive and negative, on all aspects of our policy and operations, so that we can maintain and improve standards on an ongoing basis. If an individual or organisation chooses to make a formal complaint, we will deal with this as quickly and fairly as possible and put things right where appropriate. 

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Data Protection Policy

Statement of policy

Data protection_logoThis policy is a statement of South Dublin County Volunteer Centre’s (SDCVC) commitment to protect the rights and privacy of individuals and compliance with the Data Protection Acts.

The Data Protection Acts 1988 and 2003 (the “Data Protection Acts”) lay down strict rules about the way in which personal data is collected, accessed, used and disclosed. The Data Protection Acts permit individuals to access their personal data on request, and gives individuals the right to have their personal data amended if found to be incorrect.

Inquiries about this Data Protection Policy should be made to The Manager, South Dublin County Volunteer Centre, Unit F, Block 2, Exchange Hall, Tallaght, Dublin 24. 

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External Garda Vetting Policy


South Dublin County Volunteer Centre, as part of its service to support and promote volunteering, will act as an authorised  signatory for garda vetting for organisations within South Dublin County who do not have access to an authorised signatory within their own organisation.

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Volunteer Policy

statement of policy


The South Dublin County Volunteer Centre exists to promote support, recruit and train volunteers and place them in relevant agencies in the South Dublin area. We recognise that in order to achieve our goals we need to involve volunteers in our own work too. It is also essential that we present a model of good practice in volunteer management.

We regard volunteers as a valuable resource and encourage them to get involved at all levels of the organisation and within all appropriate activities. We aim to train, support and supervise our volunteers to the best of our abilities, and to act quickly and fairly if difficulties arise. 

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patWelcome to the your online portal for volunteering in South Dublin County. South Dublin CountyVolunteer Centre is an independent organisation working with volunteers and volunteer involving organisations. 

We provide a range of services for volunteers, where you can:

  • Find out about volunteering opportunities without having to make a commitment 
  • Get information on volunteering opportunities 
  • Talk to someone on the how, why and where of volunteering 
  • Get ongoing support and advice if you want it

We also provide a range of services to volunteer involving organisations:

  • If you need volunteers we will try and source them for you 
  • We can visit you and help with any issues about taking on volunteers for the first time, or to review current procedures 
  • We will come and talk to you about anything to do with volunteering, such as references, good practice, expenses ... and much more 
  • We provide a Garda Vetting Service for volunteer involving organisations who do not have an authorised signatory in their organisation. 
  • Access to the South Dublin County Volunteer Corps
  • We don't charge for the majority of our services and we keep things confidential.  Have a look around our web site, it is full of information on volunteering and volunteer development and is updated regularly. 

If you would like to hear about some specific volunteering opportunities or if you would just like to hear more about the work of the Centres, please don't hesitate to contact us. You can email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call us on 01 462 8558

We look forward to working with you.

Tricia Nolan                   Niamh O Doherty
Manager                        Chairperson


General Information on SDCVC
Click on the articles below for some general information on South Dublin County Volunteer Centre, including our history, mission statement, guiding principles and values and our services
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Strategic Plan 2004-2006
Click on the article below to link to our strategic plan for 2004 - 2006. You can download it as a .pdf file.
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What it says in the Papers
Various articles from newspapers about the work of TVB
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Directions to offices

Click on the articles below for directions to our offices.

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