Mayo Volunteer Centre

Mayo Volunteer Centre


Mayo Volunteer Centre is the one-stop shop for volunteering, providing services for organisations and individuals in Co. Mayo. Established in 2009, the Centre is part of a network of 29 Volunteer Centres across Ireland funded by the Government, and is affiliated to Volunteer Ireland, 
the national volunteering body.

Moy Valley Resources provides accounting and HR services to Mayo Volunteer Centre via a Service Level Agreement, and supports the running of the Centre.

Services for Volunteers

If an individual wants to volunteer, they can register at, giving as much detail as they can about their skills and what they are looking for in a volunteer role. 

A national searchable database of available volunteer roles is available and updated daily. 

The Centre also works individually with volunteers to understand their needs, capacity and interests. 

Services for organisations:

Not-for-profit organisations can register with Mayo Volunteer Centre, who will help them to develop and promote volunteering roles.

The Centre can help with writing role descriptions, developing a volunteer policy, or setting them up for Garda vetting, if their roles are working  with children or vulnerable adults. 

The Volunteer Centre also offers advice on how to include 
volunteers who might need extra support.

Through its affiliation with Volunteer Ireland, Mayo Volunteer Centre offers training for volunteer managers in organisations which guides them through setting up a volunteer programme, managing and appreciating their own volunteers.


Mayo Volunteer Centre Team

The team

Mayo Volunteer Centre is run by a full-time Manager, Lesley Moore, and two Development Officers, Vincent McHale and  Edel Gallagher. 

Mayo Volunteer Centre also has a Community Engagement Officer, Arlene Monteith whose focus is on helping new communities such as Ukrainians and International Protection Applicants to find suitable volunteering roles.

Contact Mayo Volunteer Centre

Cathedral Road, Ballina, Co. Mayo. F26 K3K0

Tel: 096 71444


Impact of the Mayo Volunteer Centre in 2022:

  • 336 volunteers registered
  • 110 repeat volunteers.
  • Over 7,500 hours contributed to volunteering across the 
    county (an 18% increase on 2021).
  • 28 new organisations registered,
  • 438 organisations registered in total.


The Mayo Volunteer Centre Team

Lesley Moore: Manager, Mayo Volunteer Centre

Lesley Moore has been the Manager of the Mayo Volunteer Centre since September 2020.

Lesley, who lives in Westport,  has a background in business management, information research and marketing and holds a Masters in Business Administration and a Diploma in Digital Marketing.

An active and keen volunteer in her own time, Lesley manages a small team of Development Officers to deliver volunteering services across Mayo.

She is part of a national team of Volunteer Managers in the 29 volunteer centres across Ireland and works closely with her peers to develop and implement a National Volunteering Strategy.