Helpful Information for Volunteers

Volunteers are people from all walks of life, all ages and stages. What they have in common is the desire to make a difference in their community – and in their own life – by giving their time. Volunteers are involved in virtually every aspect of society including health, education, social services, youth, sports and recreation, culture, the arts and the environment. Some volunteers give just one hour of time each week; others devote many hours. Volunteers are involved in once-off events, as well as ongoing activities. Some choose to volunteer out in the community; others are virtual volunteers and do their volunteering from the comfort of home. Volunteers can work on their own or with others, do hands-on work or volunteer at an administrative or leadership level.

Volunteers play a vital role in Irish society. Across Ireland, volunteers are engaged in delivering services and programmes that improve and enhance the life of our communities.

Why Volunteer?


Steps to follow when you want to volunteer: Ask yourself


Types of voluntary work


This project received grant aid from the Leitrim Development Company Rural Development Programme which is financed by the Irish government under the Rural Development Programme 2007 - 2012 and by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development: Europe investing in Rural Areas.