Volunteering in Action

Our Volunteering in Action Workshop is an online facilitator-led course spanning 3-5 weeks and is designed to introduce the core values of volunteerism to your group. This programme consists of 3 easy steps; The Workshop, The Challenge and The Reflection.

Step 1: The Workshop sees young people explore what volunteering is, how it relates back to themselves, the impact it has and about the importance of social inclusion while celebrating the diversity in the local community. Step 2: The Challenge sees young people put their knowledge, skills and attributes into action by completing an act of service through volunteerism. Step 3: The Reflection allows the group to reflect on what they have learned from the experience.

At the end of the workshop, if your school or group qualifies, participants are awarded with National Youth Volunteering Portfolios (MyVP).

What are the benefits?

Covering the core elements of volunteering, our Volunteering in Action workshop is designed to awaken a spirit of volunteerism in school and community groups. This programme acknowledges that no matter our background or circumstance, we can all make a difference.

Accelerated Confidence

Young people who complete the Volunteering in Action Workshop will know they have the skills and ability to become an agent of change in their community.

Hard & Soft Skills

By completing their action project participants learn communication, presentation, and planning skills, to name only a few!

Increased Empathy

We know that empathy has a transformative impact on young people's lives. By completing our workshop, participants develop a greater level of empathy for themselves and those within their community.


The goal of our workshop is to raise awareness and to celebrate the diversity within your local community, highlighting that it is our differences that make us stronger as a whole.

Localise can integrate into your school or community group’s initiatives aligned
with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
Here’s how we contribute to each goal:

  1. Through Localise participation, young people gain both soft and hard skills essential for their transition into the workforce, helping to combat poverty.

  2. Volunteering is known to alleviate stress, combat depression, and instil a sense of purpose, promoting overall well-being.

  3. Localise empowers young people to implement service projects using diverse learning methodologies, catering to different learning styles and promoting holistic education.

  4. After completing Localise programmes, young people will gain entry to the National Youth Volunteer Portfolio (MyVP), facilitating fair access to further and higher education and creating avenues to narrow the societal disparities in gender equality.

  5. Localise programmes foster a culture where young people of all backgrounds, regardless of age, gender or gender identity, ethnicity, religion (or none), or other factors can contribute positively to their communities, championing diversity.

  6. Through volunteering initiatives tailored to local needs, groups supported by Localise will promote solidarity and inclusion, enhancing the resilience of local communities.

  7. Volunteering with Localise offers young people their first meaningful engagement with community service, empowering them to become active participants in local and national decision-making processes, fostering peace and justice.

What participants are saying

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"It [the Localise programme] plays a huge role in influencing the community, and once we’re doing something in the community those who follow behind do the same thing, which not only benefits us ourselves but the community, as well it would also help in future career goals”

Hanad, 15

student from Dublin 7

"When you see the work that young people can come together and do, especially under the supervision of Localise, it is incredible, it will take your breath away".

Stephen, 18

from Swords

“We saw first-hand what we can do when we work together and the impact it has on our community. Localise has also provided us with lots of life skills, so it is as valuable to us as it is to our community.”

Tara, 20

DCU student

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