Irish Organisations

Volunteer Ireland (

Volunteer Centres Ireland and Volunteering Ireland have now merged to create Volunteer Ireland, a single national volunteering organisation for Ireland. The services and supports for volunteering previously offered by two organisations will now be delivered by one: from the Ireland InVOLved Awards to the National Day of Volunteering.

The creation of Volunteer Ireland is great news for volunteering in Ireland. Combining the skills, strengths and talents of VCI and VI into a single national volunteering organisation will mean we can build on the considerable achievements of our two organisations to date and increase the services and supports for volunteering in Ireland. As a bigger, better and unified organisation for volunteering, Volunteer Ireland will be far better placed to respond to the needs of volunteering in Ireland

Volunteering Options (

Volunteering Options

This site has been developed as part of the Volunteering Options programme, which was set up by Comhlámh in 2004. Funded by Irish Aid, the programme was established in response to the growing interest among the Irish public in volunteering overseas in developing countries.

Dochas (

Dóchas is the association of Irish Non-Governmental Development Organisations. Dóchas provides a forum for consultation and co-operation between its members and helps them speak with a single voice on development issues.


The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) (

The National Youth Council of Ireland is the representative body for national voluntary youth work organisations in Ireland. It represents and supports the interests of around 50 voluntary youth organisations and uses its collective experience to act on issues that impact on young people.It seeks to ensure that all young people are empowered to develop the skills and confidence to fully participate as active citizens in an inclusive society.

Debt and Development Coalition (

The Debt and Development Coalition Ireland (DDCI) is composed of organisations and individuals who share a deep concern about the injustice of the debt crisis and a commitment to work together for an effective, fair and speedy solution to the crisis.


Ireland Involved (

Ireland Involved is an exciting new initiative providing web-based tools to improve and expand volunteering in Ireland. In its first phase, Ireland Involved provides the public with access to volunteering opportunities and voluntary organisations with a facility to promote their volunteering opportunities and other events. By providing voluntary organisations with easy-to-use, free, online technology, Ireland Involved will develop to help organisations to make it easier to volunteer, reduce internal administration and spend more time and resources managing volunteers and providing those vital services that are the purpose of every voluntary organisation. Ireland Involved has been built to assist those who volunteer and those who manage volunteers to interact more easily and efficiently.