Volunteer Laois is a volunteer service which has been set up by Laois Partnership Company in conjunction with Volunteer Ireland to promote volunteerism throughout Laois

Laois Partnership Company was formed in 2008 to offer one unified structure for the delivery of economic, social and cultural services to small businesses, community groups and individuals in County Laois. The company delivers a wide range of programmes and projects on behalf of the Government, the European Union and other state agencies including:

  • Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (SICAP)
  • Rural Development Programme
  • Community Services Programme (STEP)
  • Community Employment Scheme
  • Job Club
  • Rural Social Scheme
  • Walks Scheme for Laois and Offaly
  • Back to Education Initiative
  • Local Training Initiatives
  • National Community Childcare Scheme
  • Tús programme

Through Laois Volunteering Information Services (VIS) you can...

  • Find out about volunteering opportunities without having to make a commitment.
  • Get information on hundreds of different volunteering opportunities
  • Talk to someone about the how, why and where of volunteering.
  • Get on-going support and advice if you want it.
  • We don't charge and we keep things confidential.

We also help organisations....

  • If you need volunteers we will try and source them for you.
  • We can visit you and help with any issues about taking on volunteers for the first time or to review current procedures

We also provide a Garda vetting service for organisations that don't have a garda vetting service of their own.

Who Laois Volunteering Information Services work with?

Any not-for-profit organisation - this may include charities, community groups, co-operatives and statutory organisations such as health centres, schools, hospitals etc.

We will not seek volunteers for individuals or for for-profit organisations.

Laois Volunteering Information services serve the needs of organisations operating within the boundaries of County Laois.

If you would like to hear about some specific volunteering opportunities or if you would just like to hear more about our work, please don't hesitate to contact us.

You can email us on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or contact us by phone on 087 252 3171

Our offices are located at Laois Partnership Company sub-office, Railway Street, Portlaoise, County Laois.


Volunteer Laois accepts no responsibility for the actions of any organisation advertising a volunteer vacancy, particularly in regards to their volunteer selection and management practice. All vacancies are posted in good faith and it is the responsibility of each potential volunteer to determine if the organisation of their choice can meet their particular needs.  Similarly, Volunteer Laois accepts no responsibility for the suitability of any potential volunteer for a posted vacancy and is in no way responsible for the actions of said volunteer within the organisation.