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Louth Volunteer Centre can deliver a range of bespoke and modular training to Volunteering Involving organisations (VIO's) on a range of volunteer management related issues.

We have a number of training programmes upcoming in late 2018, details of which can be found below…

Volunteer Leadership Training:

The term "volunteer leadership" is familiar to all of us working in organisations involving volunteers, but actually defining it, or describing what it looks like, may not be so easy. Our Volunteer Leadership Training is designed to cover the steps you would take when involving volunteers.

Research consistently shows that the way volunteers are managed and supported is crucially important. Volunteers who are well supported from the start are:

  • More likely to be satisfied in their volunteering role(s)
  • Likely to stay and make a difference in your organisation
  • Be advocates for volunteering to others

Our Volunteer Leadership Training programme takes place in half day sessions throughout the year, with each session covering a full module. Read more about Volunteer Leadership Training and dates here.

Upcoming series of webinar trainings

Carmichael Centre, Volunteer Ireland, and the Volunteer Centres in Carlow, Donegal, Kerry, Galway, Longford, Louth, Mayo and Sligo are pleased to present a free series of short webinars for community, voluntary and charitable organisations.

Preparing an Annual Report: Mon Sep 17th, 12pm-1pm 


This webinar looks at the purpose of an annual report.  It covers the legal requirements for an annual report and looks at best practice in planning and producing a high quality report which demonstrates transparency, accountability and good governance, telling the story of your organisation effectively. 


  • Be aware of the purpose of the annual report
  • Describe the legal requirements
  • Describe how you can produce a high quality report that demonstrates good governance and that meets the needs of your organisation
Key Issues for Boards: Tue Oct 16th, 10am-11am


This webinar alerts/reminds board members of the key governance issues they need to understand and address in order to provide good governance for their organisation. Practical considerations include: understanding your Constitution, complying with relevant legal requirements, demonstrating transparance and accountability, running effective board meetings and working in the best interests of the organisation.


  • A clearer understanding of what good governance means
  • Understand collective and individual board responsibilities
  • Ensure good practice for your board
  • Identify issues or gaps for your own board to address
Introduction to Risk Management: Wed Nov 14th, 2pm-3pm

This short webinar provides learners with an opportunity develop a basic understanding of Risk Management within an organisation and the tools which can be employed to minimise risk.


Understand Risk

  • Identify and discuss examples of risk in an organisation (good risk / bad risk)

Understand Risk Categories

  • Governance
  • Strategic
  • Compliance (Legal or Regulatory)
  • Operational
  • Financial
  • Environmental or External