Volunteering & Community Service

Mountain Rescue Ireland (MRI)

Any request for emergency assistance in the upland and mountainous areas on the island of Ireland is met by a volunteer response from one of the 12 mountain rescue teams that compose Mountain Rescue Ireland (M.R.I.). These teams are on stand by 24/7/365 to respond to requests for assistance are tasked through the 999/112 emergency phone system.

The twelve teams that MRI represents are:

National Federation of Arch Clubs

ARCH CLUBS provide a secure social environment for people with special needs, their siblings and friends to learn, form friendships and above all have fun. Some clubs meet once a week, others more often.

We aim to:

  • provide a social outlet for people with special needs
  • develop the members social skills, self- esteem and quality of life through a dynamic range of activities
  • provide support, information and respite for parents and families
  • influence public policy towards those with special needs through contact with statutory agencies.

National Federation of Voluntary Bodies

We are the National Federation of Voluntary Bodies Providing Services to People with Intellectual Disability - a national umbrella organisation for voluntary/non-statutory agencies who provide direct services to people with intellectual disability in Ireland.

Our Mission
We aim to promote the equalisation of opportunities for persons with intellectual disability through the provision and development of high quality, person centred services.


Ógras provides youth work services through the medium of Irish, in a safe, informal, educatinal environment

Ógras Objectives
1) Promotion of the Irish Language
2) Personal development of young people
3) Promotion of our National Culture


Chun seirbhísí óige a chur ar fáil trí mhéan na Gaeilge, i suíomh sábhálte, neamh-fhoirméalta agus oideachaisiúil.

Cuspóirí Ógras
1) Cur chun cinn na Gaeilge
2) An duine óg a fhorbairt mar phearsa
3) Cultúr dúchais na hÉireann a chothú.

Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI)

The vision of the RNLI is to end preventable loss of life at sea.
The purpose of the RNLI is to save lives at sea.

The RNLI in Ireland provides a 24/7 on-call service to answer the call for help, up to 100 nautical miles around the coast of Ireland, from 45 Lifeboat Stations

Salesforce Foundation

The vision of the Salesforce Foundation is to use salesforce.com's people, technology and relationships to improve our communities, inspire youth to be more successful, support the world during times of extreme need, and promote compassionate capitalism.

Our mission is to remain the leaders in pioneering, evangelizing and implementing the 1% model, and using this model as a means to improve the lives of people around the world.

Website: salesforce.org


Samaritans provides confidential emotional. The service is provided 24 hours a day 365 days a year by over 1,800 volunteers. At the heart of this service is the belief - that offering people the opportunity to be listened to in confidence, and accepted without prejudice, can alleviate despair and suicidal feelings.

Samaritans' mission
Samaritans is available 24 hours a day to provide confidential emotional support for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which may lead to suicide.

Serve the City

In 2005, some friends of ours in Brussels began Serve the City as a summer festival meant to empower people to bring about change in their community through a variety of service projects.  As they shared with us about how much of a positive initiative it was to their city and to everyone involved in serving, we thought it sounded like something that would work well in Dublin.  Through the generous sponsorships of various businesses and community groups in the summer of 2006, we gathered a group of local and international volunteers for a week of community service all across South Dublin.

Sligo Volunteer Centre

The Sligo Volunteer Centre provides information and advice to people interested in volunteering and to organisations looking for volunteers.

We advertise vacancies, advise people on their options and help organisations support their volunteers.

At Sligo Volunteer Centre
People interested in volunteering can........

St John Ambulance Brigade

St. John Ambulance is at the forefront of providing first aid and training services for over 100 years. Our members are all unpaid volunteers dedicated to a simple vision; that everyone should have immediate access to first aid no matter where they are or what they are doing at the onset of illness or injury.

Students Learning With Communities, DIT

The DIT Programme for Students Learning With Communities supports staff and students engaging in community-based learning and research (also known as service-learning), and builds links with communities.

Do you have strengths you would like to build on, or needs you would like to see addressed in your community? Can you see an opportunity to work with DIT students on a project to benefit them and your community? If so, Students Learning With Communities might be the programme for you.