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The I-VOL search engine works on searches by Location, Cause and Activity. In the location, please enter your county, town or local area. To help you narrow your search, you can also select your preferred cause (the goal of the organisation) and/or activity (the type of volunteering role you're looking for) from the drop-down lists. Should your search not give a return, try to broaden your search by "all causes" or "all activities".

You can also use the keyword search function to search for a specific organisation name or role.


Welcome to the Westmeath Volunteer Centre

At the Volunteer Centre you can...

  • Find out about volunteering opportunities without having to make a commitment.
  • Get information on hundreds of different volunteering opportunities.
  • Talk to someone on the how, why and where of volunteering.
  • Get ongoing support and advice if you want it.
  • We don't charge and we keep things confidential.

We also help organisations...

  • If you need volunteers we will try and source them for you.
  • We can visit you and help with any issues about taking on volunteers for the first time, 
    or to review current procedures.
  • We provide a specialist training services for voluntary organisations on all apsects of volunteering.
  • We will come and talk to you about anything to do with volunteering, such as references,
    good practice, expenses ....and much more.
  • We also provide a Garda Vetting service for organisations that dont have garda vetting
    services of their own.

Westmeath Volunteer Centre serves the needs of organisations operating within the boundaries of Westmeath.

If you would like to hear about some specific volunteering opportunities or if you would just like to hear more about the
work of the centres, please don't hesitate to contact us.

​Call for Volunteers for first National Volunteering Week

Westmeath Volunteer Centre is calling for volunteers to get involved in Ireland’s first National Volunteering Week (NVW) from May 14th – May 20th 2012. 

From May 14-20 hands on volunteering projects will take place across the county – co-ordinated by the Westmeath Volunteer Centre. 

Manager of the Mullingar based centre Ian O’Flynn said: “If it’s only for a minute, an hour, or a day – volunteering can make a big difference and be a lot of fun. I am urging people to contact us and get involved.” 

Following five successful National Day of Volunteering campaigns, this year the campaign is being expanded to seven days, making it easier for volunteers, organisations and companies to get involved. 

The event is being co-ordinated nationally by Volunteer Ireland and delivered locally through the 22 local Volunteer Centres across the country.

The flagship project for National Volunteering Week 2012 is a National Inland Waterways Clean up. 

To get involved in NVW 2012 contact the Westmeath Volunteer Centre at (044) 934 8571 or go to where you can: 

1. Look up projects in the Westmeath area and register to get involved.

2. Develop your own project and register it.

3. Participate in the flagship project – A National Inland Waterways Clean Up.

4. Check out the list of 30 ‘Random Acts of Volunteering’ examples to get some inspiration.

Further Information

Ian O’Flynn, Manager, Westmeath Volunteer Centre: (044) 934 8571.

Phil Boughton, Volunteer Ireland:  (085) 742 7017.         

Ronan Cavanagh, Cavanagh Communications: (086) 317 9731.

May 14th - May 20th 2012