Mr Seán Canney TD, the Minister of State at the Department of Rural and Community Development, today (20th December 2019) launched a public consultation process for the draft National Volunteering Strategy 2020-2025.
Volunteers make a vital contribution to Irish society, developing communities as vibrant, inclusive and sustainable places where people want to live. The purpose of this strategy is to recognise, support and promote the unique value and contribution of volunteers to Irish society. The strategy will serve as a road map for the future promotion and development of volunteering in our communities.
The development of this strategy started with a call for input paper last December to seek the views of the public as to what the Strategy should contain. The responses received and the contributions from the National Advisory Group on Volunteering, a collaborative stakeholder engagement group chaired by Minister Canney, have greatly informed the development of this Strategy.