St Olivers PAN Project


Louth Volunteer Centre, in partnership with Foroige and Calipo Theatre Company  recently organised a Social Entrepreneurship programme with St Oliver's Community College TY Class.

pan project video pic 2The project was a great example of Students and local business people working together to support the community.

Drogheda Chamber of Commerce asked local Business People to volunteer their time to mentor students. Students chose the charities to support and visited them to see the impact of their work.]

Half the profits from the student mini enterprises went to 3 local charities. Take a look at this 2 minute Video to view the programme.

I-VOL launches partnership with LinkedIn

If you are an organisation looking for skilled volunteers, you can post your opportunity for free on and it will appear not only on our database but also on LinkedIn’s Volunteer Marketplace – reaching thousands more potential skilled volunteers. 

The following volunteering activities on I-VOL will automatically be posted on LinkedIn's Volunteer Marketplace:

  • Administrative/Office Work
  • Advice, information and support
  • Advocacy
  • Campaigning/Lobbying
  • Committee/Board work/Management
  • Computers, Technology and the Internet
  • Finance/Accountancy
  • Homebased/Virtual volunteering
  • Justice/legal assistance
  • Languages/Translating
  • Marketing/Pr/Media/Journalism
  • Research/Policy work
  • Specialist/technical support
  • Teaching/Tutoring/Supporting learning

'Lens A Hand' Amateur Photography Competition

"Lens a Hand" - Photograpy competition & exhibition

For the third year running, 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 imact 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 April 1st to15th and prizes will be given for the best entries.

The exhibition, to take place in Drogheda and Dundalk during the month of April, 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..

Please note:  Entries will be accepted via our website from 1st April. Pictures may be submitted to us via Facebook/Twitter, however uploading your photo to these sites will reduce the printing quality so the photos wont be included in our exhibition.