Voluntary Work

Voluntary work is a good way to keep active, keep in a routine, learn new skills and get involved in your local community. You may do some unpaid work as a volunteer and keep your social welfare payment however you will need to get permission from the Deciding Officer in your local Social Welfare/ Intreo Office first.

There are a number of different organisations that can offer information on voluntary work these include:

This section also offers information on Voluntary work and Jobseeker payments, for further information CLICK HERE or on the book and go to page 77.

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Useful Publications

Volunteering Ireland produce a series of factsheets about Volunteering which include: Barriers to Volunteering, Training Volunteers, Introduction to Volunteer Management, Insurance for Volunteers, Volunteering and Social Welfare payments, all of which are available to download from their website, just CLICK HERE.