our volunteer process

Find out more about your journey to becoming a volunteer with Inspire.

Application Process for Volunteers


All our volunteer positions require you to submit an application form. You can apply via our website or you can download our application form. Send it back via post, or hand deliver it to any of our services or Dundalk office.

What happens next?  

After receiving your application form, our volunteer coordinator will make contact with you and advise you of any available volunteering positions in your area. If you would like to proceed, the volunteer coordinator will invite you for an informal chat. In circumstances where you live a distance away from the volunteer coordinator, this meeting can be arranged and take place with the service manager.

If, after this meeting, you, the volunteer coordinator and the service manager are happy to proceed, you will be requested to complete a Vetting Invitation Form NVB1 and a request for two references will also be made.

Almost there  

Once all your checks are returned and satisfactory, the volunteer coordinator will contact you to arrange a suitable date and time for them to visit the service. Training is also provided for volunteers and is ongoing throughout their time as a volunteer with Inspire.

You’re ready to start  

We hope you enjoy your time with the Inspire team.

Further information is available in our FAQs section.

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