TrustIE: Workshop for volunteer-involving organisations

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What is TrustIE?

TrustIE is a brand new pilot programme to help voluntary organisations to recruit new trustees (board or steering group members). We will support you to refine trustee recruitment before introducing you to volunteers and helping you to find the perfect fit.

Participation is free of charge, but we do ask that you see the programme through to the end!

What do you need to commit to?

Organisations taking part will be expected to commit to the following:

  • Securing buy-in from the board and senior management, where relevant.
  • Attending one workshop event in June/early July 2018, facilitated by the Volunteer Centre and The Wheel.
  • Crafting a role description for board recruitment following guidance from this event.
  • Attending a final matching event in September with prospective volunteers, who will also have attended a preparatory workshop.
  • Following up with interested candidates for your vacancy.

Dates and locations

Please select the date that best suits you. If you cannot make this event or there are no more spaces, please get in touch with


Date: Tuesday 26th June 2018

Time: 18.00-21.30

Location: Blackpool Community Centre, Great William O'Brien Street, Blackpool, Cork.

Dublin City

Date: Tuesday 12th June 2018

Time: 9.30-13.00 (registration from 9am)

Location: Camden Court Hotel, Camden Street Lower, Dublin 2

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown

Date: Thursday 5th July 2018

Time: 13.30-17.00

Location: Taney Parish Centre, Taney Road, Dundrum, Dublin 14


Date: Thursday 28th June 2018

Time: 18.00-21.30

Location: Croí, Croí House, Moyola Lane, Newcastle, Galway


Date: Tuesday 3rd July 2018

Time: 15.00-18.30

Location: Carnegie Court Hotel, North Street, Swords, Co. Dublin

South Dublin

Date: Wednesday 27th June 2018

Time: 13.30-17.00

Location: Tallaght Library, Library Square, Tallaght, Dublin 24


1. Who is running TrustIE?

TrustIE is a collaborative project run by Volunteer Centres in: Cork, Dublin City, Dun Laoghaire Rathdown, Fingal, Galway and South Dublin County.

2. What is TrustIE?

It is a pilot programme to help smaller charities, in particular, recruit new board/steering committee members while also reaching out to a new pool of potential volunteers, who have the skills, but may not have considered volunteering on a board.

3. Why are you running this pilot programme?

The charities we serve were asking us for help to recruit volunteers for their boards. In particular, smaller charities were reporting recruitment challenges. Collectively, we have almost 100,000 volunteers registered with our centres, some of whom would be ideally placed to fill these roles after awareness and upskilling. As a pilot project, we are targeting our registered volunteers to see if we can help make suitable matches.

4. Who should attend the Volunteer-Involving workshops?

Whomever is responsible for board recruitment in the organisation. This might be the manager and/or the Chair of the board. You can order one or two tickets for your organisation.

5. Who is funding this pilot?

Pilot funding is gratefully received from the Department of Rural and Community Development. The press release is here.

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