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2011 European year of volunteering

The Minister for Community, Rural & Gaeltacht Affairs, Pat Carey, told Sean Barrett (FG, Dun Laoghaire) that Volunteering Ireland had been appointed national coordinator for Ireland’s participation in 2011 European year of volunteering ( (Dail Eireann, Debates, 11th May 2010, 529).  It was now bringing together a steering committee drawn from the voluntary and community sector and state representatives.  Volunteering Ireland was required to consult with civil society, national agencies and contact points of community programmes.