Organisation Services

Services for Organisations

Monaghan Volunteer Centre provides a free matching service which brings together organisations that need new volunteers with people thinking about getting involved in volunteering. We will work with you to develop a description of your volunteer role and the type of person you need for it, then promote the role to potential volunteers. When we find someone who is interested we refer them to you - you still choose the right volunteer for the role. We can also provide some advice, information and training on volunteer recruitment and management.

Who Will We Work With?

Monaghan Volunteer Centre will work with any not-for-profit organisation – this may include charities, community groups, co-operatives and statutory organisations such as HSE nursing homes, schools, hospitals, etc. If you are not sure if we can work with your group please get in touch to find out. 

Occasionally, we may ask to see your constitution or set of rules to clarify if we can work with you. We will not seek volunteers for individuals or for-profit organisations or companies. 

What Services Do We Provide?

Advertising Volunteer Roles 

We will work with you to develop a “Volunteer Role Description” – this looks a little like a job advert and describes the tasks you need a volunteer to do, plus any particular skills they need. It also includes information like the days and times the volunteering will take place, location, the work of your organisation and so on.  You can either create this online yourself HERE or contact us and we will do it for you.  The role will then appear on I-VOL, the national volunteering database, which can be searched by anyone thinking of volunteering.  They can seach by location, interests, days or time etc. We can also promote your role on our social media accounts and through our newsletter.  Our staff also provide one-to-one meetings or calls to registered volunteers and try to match them with roles that will suit them best.  It is important to know that we just refer the volunteers – so you still get to talk to each potential volunteer and decide which ones are right for the role in your organisation. 

Information & Support on recruiting and managing volunteers:

Monaghan Volunteer Centre can provide advice and guidance, or access to information, on a range of issues related to managing volunteers. This might relate to information & support on recruitment of volunteers, how to motivate volunteers, dealing with difficult situations etc. This support is available on request so please feel free to contact us by phone or by email. We can also signpost you to other organisations that might be useful. 

Garda Vetting

Monaghan Volunteer Centre provides a Garda Vetting service to smaller non-profit organisations that do not have access to their own Liaison Person. A Liaison Person is someone who has been trained by An Garda Siochana in the correct administration of Garda Vetting. Because not all small organisations are able to access this Garda training, we may act as Liaison Person on their behalf. We require all new affiliate organisations to attend Garda Vetting training with us before using this service. The training is free of charge. Please contact Sinéad Keenan or Grace Sherry for enquiries about Garda Vetting.

Child Protection

Organisations that work with children or families have important obligations under the Children First Act 2015 and Children First National Guidance for the Protection and Welfare of Children. Tusla has many useful resources on its website, including online training.  For general information in relation to Children First, please visit: TUSLA CHILDREN FIRST

You can find the Tusla E-Learning “Introduction to Children First” at INTRODUCTION TO CHILDREN FIRST 

Further resources provided by Tusla in relation to child protection can be downloaded as a PDF here: Children First Resource List 2023

For details of upcoming child protection training in Co. Monaghan please contact

Ms Deirdre Horan Martin, Children First Information and Advice Officer, Tusla


Statement of Neutrality

Volunteer Ireland and Volunteer Centres are independent of Government, political parties and interest groups. As such, we maintain ideological and political neutrality. Our mission is to promote the value of volunteering and increase the range and quality of volunteering in Ireland. Any organisation wishing to recruit volunteers may do so through our online database, I-VOL, once they meet the terms and conditions of I-VOL. The advertising of a volunteer opportunity on behalf of an organisation does not imply any endorsement of the aims and objectives of the organisation. We believe that volunteering should be accessible and inclusive. Our role is to ensure that anyone who wants to volunteer can volunteer