After years of campaigning, we’re delighted by the news that finally there will be a volunteer centre in each county!
Dormant accounts funding has been provided to upgrade the 8 Volunteer Information Services to fully fledged volunteer centres in 2019. See press release below.
“Volunteer Centres provide a placement service between individuals and groups who want to undertake voluntary activity and organisations that are seeking to involve volunteers. There are currently 21 Volunteer Centres nationwide. In 8 locations there are currently Volunteer Information Services provided, rather than actual centres. These have no walk in location or full time staff to support matching of volunteers and organisations. This measure will fund the upgrade of the remaining 8 Volunteer Information Services to full Volunteer Centres and provide the same service provision across the 29 locations. The 8 locations are Cavan, Kilkenny, Leitrim, Laois, Offaly, Roscommon, Waterford and Wexford.
1.2 million has been set aside for this piece of work!