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NOW HIRING: Book Keeper / Administrator – Part Time (13/12/2018)

Cork Volunteer Centre is hiring!!! Interested in joining our team?

Cork Volunteer Centre provides a service matching individuals who would like to volunteer, with non-profit organisations who involve volunteers in their activities. Advice and support is offered to both volunteers and non-profit organisations through a range of services including information, consultation, volunteer management training and national vetting bureau administration. Cork Volunteer Centre is a non-profit organisation funded by the Department of Environment, Community and Local Government.Cork Volunteer Centre is a member of Volunteer Ireland.

Role: Bookkeeper / Administrator is responsible for managing the bookkeeping and general office administrative duties. Primary responsibilities include accounts payable, bank deposits, reconciliations, and other finance-related duties. May also render bookkeeping services to affiliates using the latest state of the art online technology.



Government take first steps towards National Volunteer Strategy


After years of advocating by Volunteer Centres and Volunteer Ireland, the Government has taken the first steps towards a national volunteering strategy!

On Friday, they launched a ‘Call for Input’ paper which outlines the current state of volunteering and asks a number of questions about how volunteering can be developed in the future. We encourage anyone with an interest in volunteering to read and respond to the paper.

In January, Cork Volunteer Centre will be hosting a number of workshops across the county (Cork City, Mallow, Mitchelstown, Youghal and Clonakilty) to get your views and formulate our response. Please keep an eye on our website for more details. #volunteeringstrategy

Volunteering Strategy –  Call for Input

Cork Man Nominated For National Volunteer Award

Cork Volunteer Centre is delighted to announce that Cork local Willie Walsh has been nominated for a Volunteer Ireland Award. Over 1 million people in Ireland volunteer and these awards aim to say thank you for the hard work and dedication of volunteers across the country.

With volunteers ranging from age 16 to 86 from eighteen counties, this year’s shortlist is a showcase of the breadth and depth of volunteering in Ireland. From community shops to sports clubs to befriending, volunteers have a major impact on communities across Ireland every day.

Willie has been volunteering in a number of roles with the Carrigaline Family Support Centre in Cork for almost 9 years. He always makes himself available whether it’s to man an event, fix the community bus or simply to have a chat.

Willie was also instrumental in setting up the organisation’s travel assist programme which mainly helps wheelchair users and individuals who need support to get to specialised treatments. Willie travels on the bus when needed to help with getting the wheelchair on and secure but also to keep the person company. Willie also somehow finds the time to volunteer with some other organisations in the village too!

According to Cork Volunteer Centre Manager Julie Connelly “It is always heartening to see the sheer amount and variety of volunteering that goes on throughout Ireland. The shortlist provides just a snapshot of our strong culture of volunteering in Ireland and it is great to have Cork represented by Willie on the national stage. I’d like to congratulate Willie and all of those on the shortlist – the difference you make to our communities cannot be overstated.”

The eleventh Volunteer Ireland Awards take place on Friday 7th December in the Carlton Hotel, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15. Shortlisted nominess along with their family and friends will be treated to a night of celebration where the winners in each category and Ireland’s Volunteer of the Year for 2018 will be announced.