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How do I Volunteer?

At the heart of every credit union is its volunteers. Unlike other financial institutions, the board of directors in a credit union are made up of volunteers - members who have the skills and knowledge to lead and manage it. Whether you are looking for a leadership role, to gain experience and training or want to give something back to your community and meet like-minded people; credit unions offer invaluable volunteering opportunities.  

To find out how you can volunteer, contact your local credit union today. View some more information on volunteering in the attached flyer here.

Why do credit unions have volunteers? 

The credit union movement started with volunteers. When the credit union was established, members volunteered their own time to set up and manage these non-for-profit financial institutions within their community. Without the tireless work of its volunteers, credit unions in Ireland wouldn’t have been able to grow.  

Why volunteer at your credit union? 

Volunteering at your local credit union can give you the opportunity to gain valuable experience in areas of management, directorship while building life-long connections with like-minded people in your community.  

In return for volunteering, credit union volunteers are afforded the opportunity to; 

  • Become responsible for directing the affairs of a local business 

  • Gain new skills and experience with a professional financial services provider 

  • Enhance personal development through targeted training programmes 

  • Increase career prospects by adding a valuable achievement to CVs 

  • Meet like-minded people from the community 

  • Know that they have helped the continued development of a professional service which benefits the entire community  

Volunteering with the credit union usually takes up between 10 and 12 hours per month. Talk to your local credit union about volunteering opportunities today. 

Hear what our fantastic young staff members and volunteers have to say about their experience with the credit union: