Sligo Volunteer Centre Upcoming Events


Sligo Volunteer Centre facilitates regular get togethers for Local Volunteer Managers. 

These Get Togethers are an opportunity to meet with other Volunteer Managers, paid and unpaid, to get support and discuss topics with those who manage volunteers. 

The Forum is free, and typically involve an open discussion as well a presentation on volunteer management topics chosen by participants.

They are


  • informal
  • interactive
  • inspirational! 


The next one is Tuesday 28th April  at 10am, venue TBC

Invites will be sent to all groups in advance of the GTG so send your E-mail address to if you would like to attend. Meetings will only go ahead if we have a quorum of 4 people.



New legislation brought in May 2016 has brought about significant changes to the vetting system, with further amendments since that date. Sligo Volunteer Centre process vetting on behalf of a number of affiliates. If your organisation would like to avail of the garda Vetting Service, or just find out more, this is the training for you.

Cost: €25 (further €25 to register with the GV service after training)

This event is suitable for not for profit organisations who wish to sign up to our EVetting service. Ideally the attendee will be the person who is going to be administering the vetting in their organisation. It is also suitable for Board Members. 

Please contact  to book your place.  


Save the date: Wednesday 22nd April 2020

The tenth annual National Volunteer Management Conference will take place on Wednesday 22nd April 2020  in the Institute for Lifecourse and Society at the National University of Ireland, Galway..

The National Volunteer Management Conference enables and enhances volunteering through the promotion of best practice in volunteer management.

The conference provides the opportunity for volunteer managers to spend some quality time on personal development, networking with colleagues and participating in a host of motivating masterclasses and discussions focused on volunteer recruitment, retention, training, support and management.

This event is essential to anyone who manages volunteers as part of their role (paid or unpaid) or anyone interested in volunteer management in the Community & Voluntary Sector or the Corporate Sector.



Evening March 10th, Sligo 6pm, venue Sligo Town

Repeated March 11th, Sligo 10am, venue Sligo Town

Annual Report Workshop Outline

The aim of this practical hands-on session is to understand the preparation of the Annual Report from the perspective of the Board Members, Directors, Trustees.

This course covers the basics of what is required in an annual report and then focuses on how to use the annual report as a way of showing the public, your members and funders how good your organisation is. The session will involve presentation and working in groups. Participants should bring a copy of their organisation’s most recent annual report with them.



18th-24th May 2020 

We will have a number of events during  this week. We are also encouraging organisations and community groups to host their own events during the week whether it’s a thank you celebration or a simple tea or coffee and chat with their volunteers. National Volunteering Week is the perfect chance to thank volunteers, share their stories and recognise the impact they have on organisations and communities across Sligo. 

As always we have lots of volunteer opportunities available to view on our website. Just enter ‘Sligo’ and hit search:



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