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Mission and Values Statement


A vibrant local society where every person feels connected to their community through active participation in volunteer-related activities.



 To promote the value of volunteering and increase the range and quality of volunteering in County Longford.

Our Guiding Principles and Values

Our understanding of Volunteering is that:

·       Volunteering is a legitimate way in which citizens can participate in the activities of their community

·       Volunteering benefits both the community and the volunteer and gives people a sense of ownership within their local community

·       Voluntary work is unpaid

·       Volunteering is a vehicle for individuals or groups to address human, environmental and social needs

·       Volunteering is always a matter of choice and is done of the volunteers' own free will and without coercion 


 We believe that:

  • Volunteers should be treated with respect and dignity.
  • Everyone should have an equal opportunity to volunteer.
  • Volunteering should respect the rights, dignity and culture of others.
  • Everyone should have a positive experience of volunteering.
  • Volunteering should be a "win - win"situation for both the volunteer and the organisation. 

Therefore, we are committed to:

  • Promoting the value of volunteering to all sectors of the local community.
  • Offering a service that will be inclusive, accessible and high quality.
  • Serving as best we can every volunteer who accesses our service and ensuring that volunteers are the focus of our work.
  • Resourcing and supporting volunteers to make informed choices about volunteering, maintaining relevant, up-to-date information on volunteering opportunities.
  • Developing new opportunities and projects involving volunteers in their local community
  • Referring volunteers to a wide range of community and voluntary projects across all sectors of the community.
  • Working with organisations so that they can achieve best practice principles in volunteer management.
  • Ensuring that volunteers do not replace paid workers nor constitute a threat to the job security of paid workers.
  • Promoting the principles of equity and participation within the volunteer sector.
  • Raising the profile of volunteering in organisations, government and the community in general.