Our Policy Statement
As part of our service in supporting and promoting volunteering, Cork Volunteer Centre (CVC) will act as an authorised signatory for Garda vetting for organisations within Cork County who do not have access to an authorised signatory within their own organisation.
How to avail of our service
In order to become an affiliate organisation with Cork Volunteer Centre, your organisation will first need to contact the National Vetting Bureau ([email protected]) and request a GNVB number, once received, you will need to appoint a designated Garda Vetting Officer. This person will act as the main point of contact for your organisation, they can contact us on 021 – 4251572 or [email protected]
Cork Volunteer Centre currently charges a fee of €7.50 per volunteer Garda Vetting application form processed & €15.00 for staff. This is a fee levied by the Centre to cover administration costs. Cheques/Postal Orders should be made payable to ‘Cork Volunteer Centre’. Receipts are issued for all payments received.
DSP Garda Vetting is charged at a standard national rate of €7.50 per form. This fee has been centrally negotiated and agreed with DSP.
Volunteer Centre and Organisational Agreement
Cork Volunteer Centre will provide a service to voluntary organisations to acquire Garda Vetting for their volunteers. This service will only be provided to Non-Profit organisations and is not available to individuals to acquire their own vetting.
Cork Volunteer Centre will only provide this service to organisations who do not have access to an authorised signatory through their own organisation. There must be one named person within the voluntary organisation to whom we can pass on relevant information regarding potential volunteers. This person must be available to meet with potential volunteers along with us should any issues arise with the volunteers vetting form.
Although Cork Volunteer Centre will hold onto the file with volunteers vetting details in a confidential manner, it will always remain the responsibility of the local organisation to decide whether a volunteer is suitable to volunteer with their organisation.
Organisations must have a confidentiality policy in place internally to ensure that all information gathered in the vetting process is used in a correct and appropriate manner. Cork Volunteer Centre will reserve the right to discontinue this service for any organisation where we feel the organisation has not abided by agreed good practice procedures including data protection legislation.