Community FAQ

Community FAQ

Community FAQ

What does Studentvolunteer.ie expect from us, as a community organisation?

Most importantly we need our partner organisations to ensure the integrity of Studentvolunteer.ie 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 meet the criteria for the volunteer award, the partner organisation signs off on the student’s application for the ALIVE Certificate.
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.  If you do not have a volunteer opportunity at the moment but want to keep in touch please contact us at alive@nuigalway.ie and we can add  you to our mailing list for events and keeping in touch.

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

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

Will Studentvolunteer.ie support one-off volunteer opportunities?

Absolutely. If you have an 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 Studentvolunteer.ie train or carry out Garda vetting for students to be volunteers?

The Studentvolunteer.ie 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 I contact to learn more?

Student volunteers are supported at NUI Galway through the ALIVE programme.  You can contact ALIVE@nuigalway.ie to meet and discuss volunteering opportunites for your organisation. 

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