Community FAQ

Community FAQ

Community FAQ

How does it work?
  • Register your organisation on - the registration form is short and simple.
  • Upload the details of the volunteering opportunities you have at your organisation
  • Long-term, one-off, local, national and international opportunities can be uploaded
  • Connect with and recruit students from Dublin City University and other higher education institutions across Ireland
  • Manage the volunteer applications you receive online
  • Approve the time your student volunteers log on the system
What does expect from us, as an organisation?

Most importantly we need our partner organisations to ensure the integrity of and to provide a positive experience for the student.

The following is designed to enable the partner organisation with these endeavours:

  • The student volunteer follows a volunteer role description as opposed to a job description.
  • The student volunteer is provided with appropriate training by the partner organisation to carry out any tasks assigned to them.
  • The student volunteer contributes to the meaningful work of the partner organisation.
  • The student volunteer is supervised by the partner organisation or offered support as they require it.
  • When the partner organisation is satisfied the student volunteer has met the criteria for the volunteer award, the partner organisation signs off on the student’s application for the Certificate.
How can we as an organisation benefit from registering on helps you reach thousands of higher education students, and helps you manage your volunteering projects online. You can also access some useful resources on the site.

We do not need volunteers at the moment but I know we will at some point in the future. What do I do?

We very much welcome the opportunity to partner with your organisation now or in the future. Even if you do not currently have any volunteering opportunities, you can still register your organisation on If you do not have a volunteer opportunity at the moment but want to keep in touch please contact us.

We are a very small organisation but we could do with volunteers.  Can we register?

The simple answer is yes! welcomes volunteering opportunities from the very smallest to the very largest organisation. Each volunteer opportunity helps to promote volunteering, active citizenship and civic engagement. We are delighted to have you on board.  

Will support one-off volunteer opportunities?

Absolutely. If you have a volunteer opportunity we are very happy to promote it. It is up to your organisation to contact the student on receipt of expression of interest.

Does train or carry out Garda Vetting for students to be volunteers? does not provide training or Garda Vetting to student volunteers at this time. It is up to each individual organisation to ensure that volunteers meet the needs of their organisation.

Who can we contact at Dublin City University if we have any additional questions or encounter any difficulties?

If you have any questions or encounter any difficulties, please contact:

Ruth Lynam

Student Volunteer Coordinator 

DCU Volunteer

DCU in the Community

01 700 5635

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