Meet the Team

Alison – Manager (Currently on Maternity Leave)

Alison joined the team as Manager in 2010 continuing an extensive career in Community Development. She holds a B.Soc.Sc and H.Dip Y&CW and worked mainly in the community/voluntary sector and also with The Citizens Information Board. As an independent contractor, she specialised in facilitating strategic planning sessions, community development training, board of management skills training and organised several community events and conferences. Alison volunteered on voluntary board of management committees and board of management sub-groups located within Cork City. Alison works Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.



Marie – Placement Officer

Marie joined the team in 2005 initially as a placement student as part of her BSocSc (Hons) Youth and Community Work degree at UCC. Marie remained involved with the Centre beyond her placement and became a part-time Placement Officer shortly thereafter. Marie particularly enjoys dealing with the public and in addition to her daily work with individuals and organisations Marie has taken on special responsibility for Training.

Marie volunteers locally as an Adult Literacy Tutor and has extensive experience volunteering with a range of organisations over a number of years.



Adam – Placement Officer & Vetting Clerk

Adam joined the team as a Placement Officer in 2016, having previously completed an internship in Carlow Volunteer Centre as a Placement Officer. Adam’s background is mainly in Arts and online technologies. With degrees in Classics, Music and Web development, as well as a cert in Digital Marketing.

Before moving to Cork, Adam volunteered as head lead of a Foróige club, and volunteered with a local Theatre Company helping with promotions, and social media management.

Adam also answers any queries relating to Garda Vetting and assists with the processing of Garda Vetting Applications.


Michelle – Placement Officer & Vetting Clerk

Michelle joined the team as part of a Tús scheme in 2015, progressing to a job where she currently acts as placement officer and vetting clerk .