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Minister Kyle announces TrustIE Pilot Project

Minister Kyne announced on 22nd of March 2018 the launchof TrustIE - a pilot project aimed at supporting smaller local charities around board recruitment.

Mr Sean Kyne T.D. Minister of State at the Department of Rural & Community Development today announced the allocation of 20,000 euro for the roll out of TrustIE, a pilot programme aimed at helping smaller charities in recruiting voluntary trustees or directors.

The Minister conggratulated the Volunteer Centres for taking the initiative in developing this pilot project , which is aimed at raising awareness of the challenges and opportunities facing Trustees.

The Minister added that ''withthe modernisation of governance requirements in the Charity sector it is now more important thatn ever that Charities the the right Trustees with the right skill sets serving on their Boards''. The Minister added that ''the role local Volunteer Centres can play speaks volumes for their awareness of the needs of local gorups and the valuable contribution they make at the community level''.

The project involves a series of workshops fort both charities and potential volunteers; covering good governance, recruitment strategies and board rolds and responsibilities. TrustIE will also include a volunteer matching service to help smaller charities find trustees who have the right mix of skills and experience. The project will be carried out by the Dublin, Cork, Galway Volunteer Centres and will be reviewed with the Departmetn of Rural & Community Development on completion later this year.

Outreach programme 2019: September, October, November


Volunteer Ireland seeks organisations for Volunteer Management Quality Standard Award

Investing in VolunteersVolunteer Ireland is delighted to announce that we are managing and delivering Investing in Volunteers (IiV), the national quality standard for good practice in volunteer management, in the Republic of Ireland.

Is your organisation interested in measuring the effectiveness of its volunteer programme and benchmarking the quality of your volunteer management and involvement? Then Investing in Volunteers is the ideal quality standard for you. Volunteer Ireland is currently seeking six organisations to be the first in Ireland to achieve the Investing in Volunteers standard.

The standards are applicable to all volunteer-involving organisations, regardless of size or number of volunteers involved. If you are interested in taking part or if you have any queries in relation to Investing in Volunteers please contact Terri O’Brien, Quality & Training Programme Manager at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 01 636 9446. For a copy of the standards go to the Volunteer Ireland web site  Volunteer Ireland is working in partnership with Volunteer Now in Northern Ireland to deliver Investing in Volunteers, in the Republic of Ireland.

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