Volunteering at the heart of Louth

Welcome to Louth Volunteer Centre

In Louth Volunteer Centre we are passionate about volunteering and Louth County is a great place to volunteer. Volunteering enriches communities, gives volunteers an opportunity to develop personally, and puts giving at the heart of how we all live.

Volunteer Managers Forum 

networking imageLouth Volunteer Centre will be hosting a free, half-day forum in Drogheda on February 24th, from 10am until 1pm.

The forum will give you the opportunity to:

  • network with other volunteer managers
  • share your work practices and learn from one another
  • obtain invaluable toolkits and resources that will support you in your day-to-day work with volunteers

This free Managers Forum is an opportunity to meet with other like minded volunteer managers & coordinators, paid and unpaid, to discuss topics affecting those who manage volunteers.  

We want to know what are the issues facing you!

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to let her know where you may need some extra support and we will include the most popular in the forum topic.

Our Services

Louth Volunteer Centre offers a recruitment and placement service for volunteers in Louth as well as providing support and training to not for profits on all aspects of volunteer managment. Other services include a Garda Vetting service, consultancy on volunteering issues and research and policy work around all areas of volunteering. 

If your organisation wants to engage volunteers, or wants advice on volunteering, go to our organisational pages to learn more about our services. Here you can information on Volunteer Management TrainingGarda Vetting and other support service we provide to volunteer involving organisations in Louth County. You can download How we work with organisations which outlines our services. Here are our office and outreach locations as well as opening times.

I-Vol App

Volunteer Ireland have launched an app,designed to let you access all of our volunteering opportunities directly on your mobile device. It is currently available on Apple and Android.. Click here for details...


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Because of You!

Watch our video which gives an insight into the impact that your time has for others that use services provided by volunteers.


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Latest News

  • "Lens a Hand" - Photograpy competition & exhibition

    Volunteer Cleaners at SeapointFor the second year running, Louth Volunteer Centre is combining volunteering and art by organising an amateur photographic competition and exhibition, 'Lens a Hand', aimed at promoting and encouraging volunteering in Louth.

    The theme for the competition is "capture the spirit of volunteering in Louth" and it will be open to everyone who wishes to enter a photograph of themselves or a friend or colleague volunteering, showcasing the diversity of volunteering in action and illustrating its positive impact in the local community.

    Competition will be open from Jan 29th to March 1st and prizes will be given for the best entries.

    The exhibition, to take place in Drogheda and Dundalk during the month of March, will be an exciting and creative way of sharing the experience of helping others, its benefits and its stories.
    Be inspired and enter the competition or you can lens a hand by voting for your favourite picture..

    Please note:  Entries will be accepted via our website from 29th January. Pictures may be submitted to us via Facebook/Twitter, however uploading your photo to these sites will reduce the printing quality so the photos wont be included in our exhibition.

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  • Having been shortlisted in both the Best Customer Service and Best Community Contribution categories in the Drogheda Business Excellence Awards, Louth Volunteer Centre went on to win the Award for providing the Best Community Contribution.

    The awards were presented at a gala in Drogheda on 22nd November, and were thrilled for our work to be recognised by the local business community in this way. John Cotterell, manager of Louth Volunteer Centre, said that it was a great honour to receive the award.

    As part of the awards process, John made this short video to highlight the ethos of Louth Volunteer Centre.

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    Garda Vetting - Information Seminars

    The next Garda Vetting training will take place on Wednesday January 21st in Drogheda District Support for Older People's offices between 4 and 5pm and in Dundalk Community Partnership offices on Thursday January 22nd between 6 and 7pm. 

    Please click here to book your place or call John on 086 022 6620.

  • Dundalk Institute of Technology, in October, stepped up their campaign to engage with the community in Dundalk and Co Louth by opening the campus to local community groups. Local groups were invited to a Volunteer Fair on 23rd October, organised by DkIT and supported by Louth Volunteer Centre and at the same time they launched their Community Connect @ DkIT initiative.

    DkIT Launches Community ConnectThe theme of the launch was 'Engaging People'. It brought together students, staff, community groups and policy makers to focus on how engagement and co-operation can empower individuals and enrich communities. Speakers from various backgrounds highlighted the importance of volunteering to the community and how the relationships built between volunteers and community organisations can be so beneficial to both.

    The volunteer fair consisted of 23 local organisations who spent the day chatting to students about the work that they are doing and the types of volunteers that they are hoping to recruit. There was a great level of interest from the students.

    While all of this was going on, the Volunteer Society were busy hosting a student led event to highlight the importance of getting involved and being an active citizen. There were a variety of events for the students to participate in, and they raised vital funds for the Irish Cancer Society and SOSAD.

    It was really great to see the hard work of everyone involved paying off and the start of a great relationship between DkIT and the local community.

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