SVP provides a variety of supports services to children, families, adults and older people throughout the country. Some of these services include childcare, youth clubs, community resource centres, day care centres for older people and meals on wheels services.

Volunteer roles are varied from, management committee members, meals on wheels drivers, activity support roles for children or adult services etc.

If you are looking to share your skills, passions and give back to your community please read more about the available roles in your region bellow.


Recruitment Process

1. Once you find a role and location suitable for you, please fill in the expression of interest form.
2. One of our members will be in touch with you to organise a meeting for an opportunity to learn more about the service and the volunteer role and to make sure this is the right role for you.

Once all are happy to proceed with the volunteer role, we will then;

3. Complete an application form.
4. Complete Garda Vetting
5. Contact your references
6. Organise training.


Training and Support

1. Brief online training – 3 Modules on SVP.
2. Local Induction- In-person training.
3. You will receive a Volunteer Handbook with all you need to know.
4. Safeguarding training – Relevant to your role.


Benefits of Volunteering

  • Develop confidence, patience, adaptability, leadership, communication, and much more.
  • An opportunity to develop friendships and meaningful relationships with like-minded peers.
  • Contribute positively to the lives of others in our community

National Child and Family Services Volunteer - Expression of Interest Form


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