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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!

If you are a volunteer in your community, a volunteer manager or involved in a Not for Profit Organisation, we want to hear your views. Volunteering is facing challenges such as changing demands, demographic changes and a lack of resources. In order for communities to benefit and for all voices to be heard no matter how big or small an input – the Department needs to receive as many submissions as possible.

How do I contribute?

For more information on the Call for Input see here:



New legislation brought in May 2016 has brought about significant changes to the vetting system, with further amendments since that date. 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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