Volunteer Ireland is the National Volunteer Development Agency, an independent and non-profit organisations that inspires, promotes, supports and facilitates volunteer-charity work activity in Ireland. Volunteering is a term that covers many different activities: it could be visiting an elderly person, planting trees, assisting a charity with its finances and administration, helping someone to read or write.
Volunteering is a serious commitment and although anyone can do it, before you ask to volunteer you should think about:
It is important to remember that volunteers have rights and responsibilities. As a volunteer, your rights are:
As a volunteer, your responsibilities are:
Volunteer organisations have also rights and responsibilities towards people who volunteer. Their responsibilities are:
Their rights are: