The Community Volunteers programme offers a new way to bridge the gap between communities that need support and the people who want to help.

Becoming a Community Volunteer is a great opportunity to get involved in your local community by supporting local events and initiatives. It is a chance to learn more about your local area, meet new people and develop new skills. And it’s great fun!

Who are community volunteers?

Community Volunteers are a diverse group of people who are willing to help their communities and provide support.

Who can volunteer?

Carlow Community Volunteers is ideally suited to people who want to get involved in their communities and are enthusiastic and reliable.

What will community volunteers do?

Community Volunteers will take on once off or short term roles that provide urgent community support in their area or support community events.

Urgent Community Support

This could be:

    • A response to a national crisis
    • A local disruption eg weather event or water shortage
    • Donation collecting/sorting

Community Event Support

Supporting local events:

  • Community festivals
  • Parades, concerts, matches etc
  • Environmental events/clean-ups.

What to expect when you register:

  • Complete an application & attend webinar
  • Meet with Carlow Volunteer Centre
  • Provide ID
  • Be 18 years of age or older at time of volunteering
  • Attend a comprehensive training

Volunteer selection is based on the requirements of Community Volunteers roles, the partner organisations and the volunteer’s suitability & availability.