The network of Volunteer Centres and Volunteer Ireland have been advocating for a national volunteering strategy for many years and we are now almost there. Volunteering in Ireland faces many challenges, such as changing demands from volunteers, demographic changes and lack of resourcing.  A national strategy is a chance for people who live and breathe volunteering every day to have an impact on developing volunteering in Ireland.

We held a well attended Public Consultation to inform our submission on the draft National Volunteering Strategy. It was fantastic to have a great mix of representatives there to express their views. You can see the full Draft Strategy document here

Along with the network of Volunteer Centres, we have put together a Key Messaging Document, capturing YOUR feedback and synopsising it into key points. This document can be downloaded here and can form your submission – or do feel free to use as a basis for your own draft. The aim is to have as many volunteers, Volunteer Involving Organisations and other stakeholders to make a submission based around the key areas of concern to you.

Next Steps:

  1. Download the Key Messaging Document – Key Messaging Submission on National Volunteering Strategy
  2. Insert your group name/your name at the highlighted points
  3. Submit to by 31st January 2020, including full contact details of submitter. 

Sligo Volunteer Centre are happy to share our own submission document Sligo Volunteer Centre submission on the Draft National Volunteering Strategy