Volunteer Training

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Volunteer Support Programme

Background To The Programme

In July 2014, the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government adopted the Dormant Accounts Action Plan 2014 under the Dormant Accounts (Amendment) Act 2012.  The Action Plan outlined measures under a number of Government Departments, totalling over €19 million to be disbursed from the Dormant Accounts Fund.  The Plan included the following two sports measures submitted by the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport:

  1. Community Sport and Physical Activity Hubs
  1. National Sport Education and Training Hub

Sport Ireland have now launched this Volunteer Training Programme and it is open to all Volunteers within Horse Sport Ireland and our Affiliates.

Volunteer Support Programme

As part of the National Sport Education and Training Hub measure, there are a range of approved programmes and projects. One of these is a Volunteer Support Programme.  Sport Ireland acknowledges that there is a significant need within National Governing Bodies for volunteer learning and development support. It is recognised that these volunteers operate at all levels, from local clubs up to regional and national level roles within an NGB.

Details of all courses being offered for early 2017 can be found at this link:

Sport Ireland Volunteer Training Details

  • There is NO financial cost for attending for volunteers in an NGB. 
  • Spaces on each course are LIMITED so if you are interested please register ASAP
  • Registration can only be completed online by clicking on the link to the relevant course
  • There are two primary locations, Hilton Hotel Dublin Airport & Bridge House Hotel Tullamore.

This Sport Ireland incentive is free and should be utilised where possible to improve volunteer retention within Equestrian Sports. Horse Sport Ireland are encouraging all our volunteers from National to Club level to participate in this regional events.