Training for Organisations


Cork Volunteer Centre offers a number of standard training courses for organisations designed by Volunteer Ireland, promoting best practice in volunteer management. Our trainers are QQI Level 6 accredited and have completed additional training with Volunteer Ireland. They also bring a wealth of practical experience to the training they deliver.

Volunteer Leadership Training 

(VLT) is run a number of times per year aimed at non-profit organisations who already involve volunteers in their service. 

The training course follows a modular format and is delivered by trained members of staff from Cork Volunteer Centre.

Attendance at all four modules is required for successful completion of the course. The training is tailored for delivery to those within organisations who are responsible for

(1) Planning volunteer programmes;
(2) Recruiting & selecting volunteers;
(3) Supervising volunteers;
(4) Maintaining and overseeing the volunteer policy within the organisation.

Places are limited to 25 participants per course and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. We anticipate demand for this course will be high. However, we will operate a waiting list system in the event of cancellations.

In addition we offer bespoke training tailored to the specific needs of individual organisations. For more information and to talk to us about how we can support your organisation in its work with volunteers email us at [email protected]


Our next Volunteer Leadership Training date is on February 7th & 8th. The fee is €100 for an individual.

Places on the training will be confirmed by a member of staff. Zoom links and supporting documents will only be made available on receipt of payment.

Module 1 Planning for Volunteer Involvement: February 7th – 10am – 1pm
Module 2 Recruiting and Selecting Volunteers: February 7th – 2pm – 4pm
Module 3 Supervising and Retaining Volunteers: February 8th – 10am – 1pm
Module 4 Overseeing Volunteer Policies within your Organisation : February 8th – 2pm – 4pm

Social Media Workshop 

Next Training date TBC

Aim: To equip organisations with the basic tools needed to manage Facebook, Twitter and Instagram


An understanding of the various Social Media Platforms

How we use Social Media

Finding our Story

Tips & Tricks

New Media (Podcasting & Video)

13 North Main St, Cork

Office Opening Times Monday-Friday 9.30a.m.-4.30p.m.
Closed 1p.m.-2p.m

+353 21 4251572