New Volunteer Centre Coming to Roscommon in 2020

Public meeting in King House Historic and Cultural Centre, Boyle on Thursday the 21st November 2019

Volunteer Ireland is delighted to announce that Roscommon will have a full-service Volunteer Centre in 2020. The Volunteer Centre will assist people who want to volunteer in their community to find suitable volunteer roles and will help local organisations to recruit volunteers. It will also provide a range of other services including Garda vetting and training in volunteer management.

After a successful meeting in Roscommon town in October, Volunteer Ireland will host a second public meeting to reach out to and connect with the wider community across the county. This meeting is open to anyone interested in learning more about the Volunteer Centre. It will take place on Thursday the 21st November 2019 from 4.30pm to 5.30pm in the King House Historic and Cultural Centre in Boyle.

To date, Roscommon has had a Volunteering Information Service operating with very limited time and staff resources, aiming to simply maintain a website and access to the national volunteering database I-VOL. Roscommon is one of eight counties that has not had a full Volunteer Centre and is now finally getting one – along with Cavan, Kilkenny, Laois, Leitrim, Offaly, Waterford and Wexford.

Recruitment is now open for trustees of the board of Roscommon Volunteer Centre. Trustees with a range of skills are being sought to drive the future of volunteering in Roscommon.

Volunteer Ireland is encouraging anyone with an interest in volunteering to consider joining the board of Roscommon Volunteer Centre. This is a unique opportunity to join the Volunteer Centre at the beginning of their journey and have a real and meaningful impact on volunteering in the area.

More information on the recruitment process and the public meeting is available here.