Volunteering & Community Service

Amnesty International Irish Section

Amnesty International is an independent worldwide movement working impartially for the release of all prisoners of conscience, fair and prompt trials for political prisoners, an end to torture, executions, disappearances, and extrajudicial executions.

Amnesty International's vision is of a world in which every person enjoys all of the human rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international human rights standards.

ARC Cancer Support Centres

At ARC our goal is to provide psychological, emotional, educational and practical support in a warm and welcoming environment to people with cancer and those who care for them. We give you the support that you need to enhance your coping skills and improve your quality of life.  Our services are confidential, professional and caring, and are provided free of charge. We support clients throughout Ireland.

Belfast Exposed Photography

Belfast Exposed is a photographic resource, archive and gallery. Based in Belfast city centre's historic Cathedral Quarter it remains Northern Ireland's only dedicated photography gallery.

The production of socially and politically engaged work and dialogue is the driving force behind all aspects of the Belfast Exposed project. A policy of project origination and publication, the exhibition, screenings and talks programme and provision of photographic facilities and training all fuel this process.


Boardmatch is the only Irish charity that specialises in charity board recruitment. 

We match individuals that are looking to volunteer their time and skills at board level, with charities and not-for-profits that have board and committee vacancies.

We believe the right balance of skilled voluntary trustees provides a not-for-profit with the necessary skills to respond to changes, meet the challenges of the sector and to achieve their strategic objectives.

Boardmatch does this primarily through:

Care After Prison (CAP)

Care After Prison is a peer led criminal justice charity, dedicated to changing the lives of people who have been affected by imprisonment.   We work with a range of both female and male adult offenders who are on temporary release, currently in prison or who have formerly offended.   We have a team of 8 staff, and a number of volunteers, delivering a range of services to those in prison and former offenders, including Prison In-Reach, Community Support Schemes, A Peer Mentor Training Programme and Family Support.

Carmichael Centre

Carmichael Centre for Voluntary Groups is a centre for small voluntary organisations.

The principal objective of the Centre is to nurture and support the development of small voluntary groups, providing an environment which stimulates this development.


ChangeX is a marketplace of proven ideas that makes it easy for people to get the one idea they are passionate about (or several ideas) started in their communities.

ChangeX supports people in starting ideas like CoderDojo, Fighting Words, Irish Men's Sheds or Fáilte Isteach, just to name a few. The ChangeX mission is to build community wellbeing by unleashing the potential of changemakers everywhere.

Community Foundation for Northern Ireland

The Community Foundation for Northern Ireland works to support people, strengthen communities and build peace in the divided communities of Northern Ireland.

Thirty years of continuous conflict have left the people of Northern Ireland with special and urgent needs. Problems of community deprivation have been aggravated by high levels of stress, poor health and the fear of violence. People living in areas that are most disadvantaged have also borne the brunt of the impact of the Troubles, in terms of death, bereavement, injury and trauma.