A Message from Volunteer Ireland and Volunteer Centres in Ireland

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COVID19 Message to community groups

We’re here to help

As a Network of Volunteer Centres throughout Ireland we want to let you know how we are working collectively with all relevant government Departments, national organisations plus local community groups to support the response to the management of COVID-19.

We commend and value the community based volunteer response that is mobilising and intend for this communication to provide organisations with practical advice and guidance, bearing in mind that a as a community our main task is to minimise the spread of coronavirus.


How do I advertise urgent roles? 
You can upload roles the way you always have. If the volunteer role is related to COVID-19 in any way, contact us and let us know so we can prioritise processing and promotion of the role.

If the role requires Garda vetting we will also prioritise this.

What extra support will you provide us during this time? 
We will prioritise promotion for roles related to the COVID-19 response along with Garda vetting for those roles where relevant. If you need extra support around recruitment or screening of volunteers, contact us directly and we will do what we can to help.


What if my organisation is not part of the COVID-19 response? 
We will continue to provide a service to all organisations but our response time may be slower than normal as we prioritise support for those on the front line of this emergency response.


We want to wish you all well over the next few weeks.  We have been overwhelmed by the good wishes and kindness of both volunteers who want to help and organisations seeking to care for those who are most vulnerable.

We’re at the end of a phone or email if you need any support. Do make sure to follow your local Volunteer Centre’s Facebook Page for the latest updates. Remember you can access the contact details of your local Volunteer Centre via www.volunteer.ie


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