Get Ready For A Lifetime Of Volunteering

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Join the team on Tuesday, 22 September 1pm-1.30pm, for ‘Get Ready For A Lifetime Of Volunteering’, a showcase with student volunteers, members of the community and voluntary sector, along with staff in higher education for a discussion and tips on lifelong volunteering.

Register for Get Ready For A Lifetime Of Volunteering here.

We have all heard the saying that ‘once a volunteer – always a volunteer’, but how do we really nurture and sow seeds for the next generation of volunteers? Throughout the lifecycle individuals dip in and out of volunteering at various stages of life. Now more than ever solidarity and community efforts have been shown as key for us all to thrive. Yet learning to be a volunteer takes significant investment – is this the role of the non-profit sector and education to ensure volunteering remains a key part of the lives of all in a democracy? Come along for a half an hour lunch break  on this fascinating topic! is a network of Irish higher education institutions that have come together to create an online resource to connect students and community groups, charities, schools, hospitals, public bodies and NGOs across Ireland. is funded by each higher education member institution and Campus Engage


Campus Engage is a national network set up to support the implementation of civic and community engagement as a core function of higher education on the island of Ireland.

CE seeks to ensure that students within Irish higher education system are exposed and recognised for their civic development. Check out the website at


The Campus Engage working group on volunteering and student-led engagement encourages good practice and building capacity to support the management of volunteering opportunities and data to provide evidence on the quantity and quality of student volunteering activity. See the Working Group members here.



Members of avail of the following:

  • Online management tool to match your students with community.
  • Connect with community partners to develop your work.
  • Be part of a shared network for conferences, workshops and support to enhance your work.

HEI Frequently Asked Questions is to be made available to all higher education institutions.


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