Who we are

Localise is a national youth and community organisation with the aim of creating a world where all young people have the opportunity to volunteer locally and become pro-active citizens and community leaders.

Our Vision

Our vision is an Ireland where volunteering is part of the norm for young people and is formally recognised as a pathway for education and employment.

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide easily accessible volunteering opportunities to every young person in Ireland.

Who are Localise?

Localise Youth Volunteering, formerly known as Peace Corps, was founded in 1972 in Ballyfermot, Dublin by Fr. John Wall and a group of young people. They had originally come together as a group of volunteers to build a youth centre and on its completion, they decided to continue in existence as an active caring group in the community.

At Localise we believe that partnerships benefit our young people, the wider community and those in need. When working with others we can maximise our recourses, strengthen our impacts and create a more caring, cohesive society. In delivering our community service projects, Localise support and work in partnership with a wide variety of charities and community organisations.

Localise is a member of the National Youth Council of Ireland and The Wheel. Localise is a not for profit company limited by guarantee, having no share capital. We are supported by the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth.

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No matter your background or circumstance, all young people have the opportunity to volunteer locally and become pro-active citizens and community leaders.

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.

Covering the core elements of volunteering, our Classroom to Community Programme is designed to awaken a spirit of volunteerism in school and community groups.

Our always active call 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.

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Volunteering for All 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 about two hours to complete and has easy to follow steps with support resources and instructions.

What’s involved?

Create an action project for your group using our templates and get connected with a group in need.

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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 workshop is designed to be delivered by adult leaders and teachers, with 3 core modules and 1 action project. All modules come with tutorial videos, worksheets and instructions.

What’s involved?

Create an action project for your group using our templates and get connected with a group in need.

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Micro Volunteering

Our always active call 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 channels or subscribe to our newsletter!

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