Louth Volunteer Centre Training & Consultancy Service

Training and consultancyLouth Volunteer Centre are delighted to present Volunteer Centres Ireland National Volunteer Management Training Programme.  Staff at Louth Volunteer Centre have been involved in a wide variety of community and voluntary based projects and have a wealth of experience in volunteer management.  In addition they have been trained - accredited through Open College Network Northern Ireland (OCNNI) - to deliver the National Volunteer Management Training Programme.

This four module programme (which can also be run as 4 modules over 2 full days or 4 modules over4 evenings) is delivered in a hands-on, participative style and is designed to provide you with a best practice volunteer management framework for involving volunteers in your organisation.  Louth Volunteer Centre offer a wide range of volunteer management training tools for your organisation.

We can deliver our 4 module National Volunteer Management Training (NVMT) or if you already have gained some of these skills and would like to have further training on a specific volunteer management topic please contact us in Louth Volunteer Centre and we can carry out a volunteer management training needs assessment for your organisation and deliver bespoke training specific to your organisation.

We can also provide one or more of the NVMT sessions directly to your organisation with a minimum number of participants at a venue and time that suits or organisation, again please contact us directly and we can carry out a volunteer management training needs assessment for your organisation.  We also provide consultancy on all aspects of volunteer management.

We offer a wide range of services for organisations working with volunteers in County Louth. Whether you are looking for help recruiting volunteers, keeping your volunteers motivated, developing a volunteer policy or figuring out how to involve a volunteer in your organisation for the very first time, we are to help you and your organisation. Contact us to arrange an appointment or to find out more information about our volunteer management resources.  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further information.

Latest News

  • volunteering fairs day 031Louth Volunteer Centre are to hold two volunteering fairs during National Volunteering Week. The fairs will take place on Friday 16th & Saturday May 17th.


    The first of the two will be held in The Marshes shopping centre in Dundalk and the second will be an outdoor event on West St. in Drogheda.


    Up to 40 local community organisations will take part in the event. John Cotterell, manager of The Louth Volunteer Centre, said that “Taking part in the fair will give these organisations the opportunity to showcase the amazing work that they do & give them the opportunity to meet & recruit new volunteers”.


    The fair is set to have a great atmosphere with some surprise entertainment throughout the day.  So make sure to stop by and enjoy the festivities.


    Some places are still available for volunteer involving organisations to host a free stand. Call Kayleigh on 086 043 1379 or Niamh on 041 980 9008 for details.



  • 1898958 256539024521141 344671745 nLast Saturday, a group of students from DKIT Volunteer Society got together to lend a hand to a local community creche that needed some redecoration. 16 students, some of whom are pictured left, turned up on the day and painted the 2 sleep rooms.

    One of the volunteers had also contacted local paint/hardware stores and received some very kind donations of paint and equipment from local Dundalk businesses Colour Trend and Terry’s Paint & Wallpaper.

    Rebecca Somers, one of the students that got involved, said: "The reason I'm volunteering is that it’s a way to give something back to the community. Volunteering is a two way thing. You are showing people you care and this can go a long way, also its a sense of achievement within yourself. You learn different skills and get to meet different people along the way. If you can bring happiness to someone’s life who may need it then you will be happy too. I feel really happy that the service is there for us to volunteer as I feel we really do make a difference in the world. There are just so many reasons to volunteer”

    It is great to see so many students making an effort to help out in the local community. The Volunteer Society will also be getting involved in other events such as stewarding events, fundraising and other once off volunteering opportunities. Each student that gets involved will receive the President's Award for Civic Engagement, from DKIT President Denis Cummins, in May.

  • "Lens a Hand" - Photograpy competition & exhibition

    CarolineIn the spirit of National Volunteering Week and the Drogheda Arts Festival, Louth Volunteer Centre is combining volunteering and art by organising an amateur photographic competition and exhibition, 'Lens a Hand', aimed at promoting and encouraging volunteering in Louth.

    The theme for the competition is "capture the spirit of volunteering in Louth" and it will be open to everyone who wishes to enter a photograph of themselves or a friend or colleague volunteering, showcasing the diversity of volunteering in action and illustrating its positive impact in the local community.

    Competition will be open from March 07 to April 04 and prizes will be given for the best entries.

    The exhibition, to take place in the Drogheda Town Centre, will be an exciting and creative way of sharing the experience of helping others, its benefits and its stories.
    Be inspired and enter the competition or you can lens a hand by voting for your favourite picture.

    For more information, click here.
    Please do not send pictures to us via Facebook/Twitter as uploading your photo to these sites will reduce the printing quality and will mean that we can't print & display them.


  • lg lollipopday

    OCF needs You! Help sell our €2 lollies at street collections/ in Supermarkets and Shopping Centres nationwide, Fri 28/2 – Sat 1/3. Great fun with great people + you make a real difference by increasing public awareness and raising essential funding for OC research and patient support services. See here for more info and to apply.



    Lollipop Day is Oesophageal Cancer Fund's national annual fundraising event. Typically taking place in February it launches in Dublin City Centre with a free family event featuring live music and celebrity MCs such as Sonny Knowles, Lorraine Keane and Sinead Desmond.


    Volunteer collections are held in towns and cities across Ireland. A red, heart-shaped lollipop is both our charity's emblem and our main fundraising device. Supporters can donate by buying a €2 lolly or pin.