Organisation Services

Monaghan Volunteer Centre

Services for Organisations

Monaghan Volunteer Centre is a free matching service which encourages people to become involved in volunteering across the county. Our role is to provide information and advice to people interested in volunteering and to organisations looking for volunteers. We work with community and voluntary organisations to gather information about their volunteering needs and in the process offer support and advice on good practice in volunteer 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 nursing homes, schools, hospitals, etc. We may ask to see your constitution or set of rules to clarify this. We will not seek volunteers for individuals or for for-profit organisations.

What Services Do We Provide?

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.

Garda Vetting

Monaghan Volunteer Centre provides a Garda Vetting service to voluntary organisations that do not have access to their own Liaison Person. A Liasion 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 Liasion 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 for enquiries about Garda Vetting.

Child Protection

We do not provide child protection training. It is available from Tusla for organisations that work with children and young people. Their website has lots of useful information about child protection and what your organisation needs to do to protect itself, its volunteers and the children and young people it works with. They now have a basic course available online at TUSLA CHILDREN FIRST E-LEARNING

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

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

Mobile: 087 9672724

Email: deirdrem.horanmartin@tusla.ie 

Statement of Neutrality

Volunteer Ireland, Volunteer Centres and Volunteering Information Services 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.