Volunteering Strategy –  Call for Input

This document is a ‘Call for Input’ (CFI) by the Department of Rural and Community Development (the Department) to inform and seek views from stakeholders on key topics under consideration to develop a National Strategy on Volunteering (the Strategy).

The purpose of this document is to:

  • Inform stakeholders of the proposed volunteering strategy;
  • Seek views from stakeholders on what constitutes volunteering;
  • Invite comments and proposals on the CFI including additional and emerging considerations which may further inform the Strategy.

The outcome of this CFI and potentially the input from a proposed National Advisory Group will inform the Department’s development of this volunteering strategy.

If you would like to contribute your views on volunteering, please download the Submission Form. The closing date for submissions is 3pm on Thursday, 14 February 2019. Submissions received after this time and date will not be considered. Only submissions made on the Submission Form will be considered.

  1. How do I make a submission?

To return a submission electronically, please download the Submission Form and send your completed submission to volunteer@drcd.gov.ie in Word.doc format. Please note that returning the submissions in this format is required to facilitate the collation of information. If you wish, you may also return your submission in PDF format and Word.doc format.

The subject line of your submission should read ‘Volunteering CFI Submission.’

  1. What address should I send hardcopy applications to?

To return a submission in hard copy, please download the Submission Form and send your completed submission to the address below:

Ben Richardson

An Roinn Forbartha Tuaithe agus Pobail

Department of Rural and Community Development

Trinity Point, 10-11 Sráid Laighean Theas, Baile Atha Cliath 2, D02 EF85

Trinity Point, 10-11 Leinster Street South, Dublin 2, D02 EF85 

  1. Will my submission be subject to the Freedom of Information?

Yes, all materials received by the Department will be subject to the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act. This means that all materials submitted during the CFI could be released to a wider audience on request.

  1. What will happen to my submission?

Submissions will be assessed and key themes identified. The feedback received in this CFI will inform the development of a draft strategy on volunteering which will then go for full formal public consultation. The Department intends to publish all submissions on the Department website.

  1. Other queries on submissions

If you require a Submission Form in another format (for example, big print), or have any other query, please contact volunteer@drcd.gov.ie or (076) 100 6950 or:

Ben Richardson
An Roinn Forbartha Tuaithe agus Pobail
Trinity Point, 10-11 Sráid Laighean Theas, Baile Atha Cliath 2, D02 EF85
Department of Rural and Community Development
Trinity Point, 10-11 Leinster Street South, Dublin 2, D02 EF85

Volunteering CFI
Volunteering CFI – Submission Form