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.

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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:

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As a volunteer, your responsibilities are:

Volunteer organisations have also rights and responsibilities towards people who volunteer. Their responsibilities are:

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Their rights are: