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After years of advocating by Volunteer Ireland and the network of Volunteer Centres, the Government has taken the first steps towards a national volunteering strategy!

They have launched a 'Call for Input' paper which outlines the current state of volunteering and asks a number of questions about how volunteering can be developed in the future. We encourage anyone with an interest in volunteering to read and respond to the paper.

Over the coming weeks Volunteer Ireland will be hosting regional consultations in partnership with the network of Volunteer Centres (including Sligo Volunteer Centre) - we'll share details of those shortly. We'll also be sharing tips and guidance on how to respond if you don't have much time.

You can read the paper here:



New legislation brought in May 2016 has brought about significant changes to the vetting system. Sligo Volunteer Centre process vetting on behalf of a number of affiliates. If your organisation would like to avail of the garda Vetting Service, or just find out more, this is the training for you.

Cost: €25 (further €25 to register with the GV service after training)

This event is suitable for not for profit organisations who wish to sign up to our EVetting service. Ideally the attendee will be the person who is going to be administering the vetting in their organisation. It is also suitable for Board Members. 

Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to book your place.  


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