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Click on the links below to download our resources (All the following are Adobe PDF files except where noted.  You can download a free copy of Adobe PDF reader from their web site).  We also have a number of resources available in hard copy format in our library.  Please contact us directly about these resources.Downloads and Resources

Resources for Volunteers

Thinking of volunteering - a step by step guide


Volunteer Involving Organisations
Managing Volunteers - a step-by-step guide (Adobe pdf)

Step by Step Guide to employer supported volunteering
> Document en francais (MS Word)
> Documento en Español (MS Word)

Step by Step Guide to supported volunteering for refugees and Asylum Seekers
> Document en francais (MS Word)
> Documento en Español (MS Word)

Step by Step Guide to involving people with disabilities and special support needs
Document en francais (MS Word)
Documento en Español (MS Word)

Step by Step Guide to Volunteer Policy Development
Document en francais (MS Word)

Designing Volunteer Roles and position descriptions (Volunteering Australia)
Turn your organisation into a volunteer magnet (A. Fryar, R.Jackson, F Dyer)
Risk Toolkit - How to take care of risk in Volunteering (Volunteering England / IVR) 
On the Safe Side - Risk, RIsk Management and Volunteering (Volunteering England)

Equality in Volunteering
Promoting Equality and Diversity - A guide for Volunteer Involving organisations (Volunteer Now / Equality Commission NI)
Monitoring Diversity and Equality of Opportunity in Volunteering - A short guide for Volunteer Involving organisations (Volunteer Now / Equality Commission NI)
Opportunity Knocks (Volunteering Ireland)
Diversify - Encouraging Cultural Diversity in Volunteering in Ireland (Volunteering Ireland)

European Voluntary Service (EVS)
Hands on Guide to European Voluntary Service (Léargas)
Hands on Guide to Youthpass (Léargas)
European Voluntary Service Management Guide (Léargas)
Youthpass User Guide (EU Commission)
European Voluntary Service guide for volunteers (E-Book)

European Volunteering policy
CEV Manisfesto

Volunteering in Europe
Study on Volunteering in Europe
Ireland report (as part of the above report)

Youth Volunteering
Volunteering and Volunteer Supports  in the Youth Sector (NYCI)
Starting Out - a resource for volunteers in Youth Work settings (NYCI)

Government Reports
Report of the Task Force on Active Citizenship
Tipping the Balance - Report on Volunteering in Ireland
Volunteers and Volunteering - Oireachtas Report

Trends in Volunteering

The New Alchemy - How Volunteering Turns Donations of Time and Talent Into Human Gold

Volunteering and Wellbeing - CSO Quarterly Report

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