Community FAQ

Community FAQ

Community FAQ

 

How it works?

Upload a volunteer opportunity here

Problems/Issues/Guidance/Support - Contact pva@ul.ie

What does Studentvolunteer.ie expect from us, as an 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 University of Limerick Presidents' Volunteer Award (PVA).
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 we strongly recommend creating a profile on studentvolunteer.ie.  This will speed up the process of uploading a volunteer opportunity at a later date.  To do so go to the homepage and click 'need volunteers' and complete the process.   If you need direction, advice, or any assistance please do not hesitate to contact us at pva@ul.ie.   We are really looking forward to working with you and your organisation.

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 in Higher Education.  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.

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