volunteering information service

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CAVAN

A Brief History

In July 2016 Cavan Public Participant Network (PPN) secured funding from Volunteer Ireland for the establishment of a Volunteering Information Service (VIS) for County Cavan. Volunteer Ireland is the national volunteer development agency, and a support body for Volunteer Centres and Volunteering Information Services in Ireland. The main support partner for this service is the Cavan Public Participant Network (PPN).

Cavan Volunteering Information Service provides a placement Service between:

a) Individuals who wish to undertake voluntary activity; and
b) organisations/groups that are seeking to involve volunteers.

Its primary function is to match individuals and groups interested in volunteering with appropriate volunteering opportunities. This is achieved through registering with the Cavan VIS Website.

The overall aim of the website will be to increase the numbers volunteering in the County and promote volunteering as a rewarding and fulfilling activity. The website also includes information on supports available to volunteers and volunteer organisations, upcoming events and latest news, together with links to other relevant sites. It is hoped that this service and website will act as a catalyst to encourage volunteering amongst all age groups and to act as a conduit to match suitable volunteers with host organisations.

The Cavan VIS office is open weekly from Tuesday to Thursday. It currently employs a Part Time worker, 1 part time Coordinator and a Part Time Manager. In some cases were a volunteer is not computer literate or may need further assistance in identifying the area of work they are interested in, a consultation can be arranged with the Cavan VIS to help guide them towards a suitable placement.