Start your volunteering journey now!
As Ireland's National Youth Volunteering Programme, Localise enables young people to come together and make a difference in their local communities. Our programmes can be run in primary & secondary schools or community groups by facilitators or teachers.
The perfect introduction for young people to volunteering. Build skills that will last a lifetime, make a real impact in your local community, have your skills recognised and open a National Youth Volunteering Portfolio-MyVP.Learn More
Covering the core elements of volunteering, our Classroom to Community Programme is designed to awaken a spirit of volunteerism in school and community groups.Learn more
There are always active calls for support. Whether you’re an individual or a group, our micro volunteering campaigns are a great way to make an impact in your local community.Learn More
Volunteering in Action Workshop
The perfect introduction for young people to volunteering. Build skills that will last a lifetime, make a real impact in your local community, have your skills recognised and open a National Youth Volunteering Portfolio-MyVP.
How it works?
This workshop is designed to be delivered by adult facilitators or teachers. It takes an estimated 3-5 weeks to complete and is designed to work around your schedule.
Learn the ins and outs of volunteering and complete an act of service in your community, with easy to follow templates and resources.Learn More
Classroom to Community
Covering the core elements of volunteering, our Classroom to Community Programme is designed to awaken a spirit of volunteerism in school and community groups.
How it works?
This programme takes 8-10 weeks to complete, dedicating 1 hour per week to the programme. It covers 5 core online modules and includes lesson plans, worksheets, teacher tutorials and animated videos.
Create an action project for your group using our templates and get connected to be of service to others.Learn More
There are always active calls for support. Whether you’re an individual or a group, our micro volunteering campaigns are a great way to make an impact in your local community.
How it works?
Micro Volunteering campaigns ask everyone to get involved! Each campaign will focus on supporting a different group, you could be creating online cards, fundraising or leaving a message of support.
How to get involved?
To make sure you hear about our new campaigns, follow our social media @localiseyouth!Learn More
Localise National Youth Volunteering Portfolios (MyVP)
MyVP - Build your personal volunteering profile
As someone that has volunteered, someone that has used their skills and talents to make our society a better one, you know all too well the importance of giving back. MyVP is a space to recognise and validate your volunteering achievements. MyVP is a pathways to higher and further education and it will be taken into consideration when allocating certain places for study. MyVP lets potential employers know the full range of attributes that you have to offer.Sign Up
Challenging young people to make a difference!
Localise, Ireland's National Youth Volunteering Programme challenges and enables young people to come together and make a difference in their local community. Through the Localise Youth Volunteering Programmes, young people directly address the needs of their locality, working with various groups requiring support.Learn more about Localise
What Localise does is not just about volunteering, it’s about leadership through volunteering.
Chabhraigh Localise go mór leis na scoláirí tuiscint a fháil ar obair dheonach agus ba iontach an rud é do chlár folláine na scoile a bhí á fhorbairt againn ag an am. Tháinig ionadaí na heagraíochta isteach chun muid a threorú sa chaoi is go mbeidh mé in ann tabhairt faoi mé fhéin amach anseo. Mholfainn é d'aon scoil toisc gur thaitin sé leis na scoláirí an méid sin agus spreagann sé cultúr den scoth a thógfaidh siad leo a saoil ar fad
Through this [Localise] platform community groups and schools will be able to access instructional videos and other supports enabling them to facilitate a Localise programme in an online blended format… online platforms such as this are crucial in reimagining how we engage with young people.
The Localise programme is an excellent, well-developed programme that is very easy & enjoyable to facilitate. The programme aims to bring out the very best in young people by equipping them with the skills to become active youth volunteers within their community. The programme has been running for eight years in Beneavin College, & each year it’s grows strength from strength. It is a joy to be part of Localise.
Teacher, Dublin 11