Voluntary Organisations

Aontas - http://www.aontas.com/

The National Association of Adult Education - independent national organisation representing all aspects of adult education.

Consumer's Association of Ireland - http://www.consumerassociation.ie/

A voluntary consumer organisation, its website contains a useful section on FAQs.

Directory of National Voluntary Organisations (Comhairle) - http://www.cidb.ie/comhairlevcs.nsf

Comhairle's Directory of National Voluntary Organisations and other agencies gives details of over 550 organisations in Ireland.

Free Legal Advice Centres (FLAC) - http://www.flac.ie/

This non-governmental organisation campaigns for full and equal access to justice for all and promotes and operates a range of services to meet the legal needs of those living in poverty.

Integration of African Children in Ireland - http://www.iaciyouth.org

Money Advice and Budgeting Services (MABS) - http://www.mabs.ie/

MABS provides free and confidential advice, assistance and support to people experiencing financial difficulty.

NANI - Nigeria Association Network Ireland - http://www.nigeria.ie

NANI is a representative national organisation championing the Nigerian cause and Nigeria Associations in Ireland with chapters in Cork, Limerick, Waterford and Galway


National Adult Literacy Agency - http://www.nala.ie/

Priorities include training, research and continued emphasis on the need for well-run and adequately funded adult literacy provision throughout the country.

National Database of Voluntary Sector Research - http://www.volsec.ie/

This is link to the Department of Library & Information Studies, UCD.

The Carmichael Centre - http://www.carmichaelcentre.ie/

Provides headquarters accommodation and services to small voluntary groups.

The Local Development Training Institute of Ireland (LDTI) - http://www.ldti.ie/

Provides relevant workshop training for individuals and groups involved in local development.

The Wheel - http://www.wheel.ie/

Networked movement of groups and individuals working in the community and voluntary sector in Ireland.

Volunteering Ireland - http://www.volunteeringireland.com/

Promotes high quality voluntary activity, by encouraging organisations which involve volunteers to adopt good policy and practice, and by acting as a link between such organisations and individuals who wish to undertake meaningful voluntary work.

Workway - http://www.workway.ie/

Workway is a joint IBEC/ICTU partnership initiative designed to raise awareness, address barriers and promote employment opportunities for people with disabilities.

Youth Information Services - http://www.youthinformation.ie/

Youth Information Centres (YICS) provide a free, confidential information service to young people and those who work with them on a wide range of subjects.