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Governance


Dublin City Volunteer Centre (DCVC) was established in January 2014 through a merger of Dublin City North and Dublin City South Volunteer Centres.

The Company is limited by guarantee and governed by a Board of Directors. As it is a non-profit organisation there are no shareholders and any profits are reinvested in the company. Although DCVC is an independent company, it is also part of the network of 21 Volunteer Centres and eight Volunteer Information Services, under the umbrella of Volunteer Ireland.

Our registered address is Unit 4, Whitefriars, Aungier Street, Dublin 2, D02 XT21.

Registered charity numbers: CRO 401909 / CHY 16525 / Charity Registration 20059736).

We are registered with the Charities Regulatory Authority .

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Funding

Dublin City Volunteer Centre is principally funded by the Department of Rural and Community Development. Modest sources of income are generated through training, consultancy and Garda vetting services.

Annual Audited Accounts

You can download the full audited accounts for Dublin City Volunteer Centre below:

Strategic plan

Annual Reports

Feedback & Complaints

We welcome your feedback and comments on our service so please do get in touch. If you would like to make a complaint to Dublin City Volunteer Centre, you can access our Complaints Policy.

 

Board of Directors

DCVC is governed by our dedicated Board of Directors, which meets 6-8 times per year.

Geraldine Comerford (Chair)

Geraldine joined the board in 2015. As General Manager of the North Wall Community Development Project (NWCDP), Geraldine has steered the organisation through turbulent times and challenging social environments since 2008. Prior to this role, Geraldine was Manager of the Association for Criminal Justice Research and Development, a project funded by the Department of Justice. She holds a Master’s Degree from Dublin City University in Management - Community/Voluntary Sector and has studied International Non-Profit Management in Freiburg University, Germany and Community Development & Leadership in Maynooth University.

Hilary Royston (Treasurer)

Hilary joined the board in 2014 and is the Finance Manager with MRCI. She is a qualified ACCA accountant. Before joining MRCI, Hilary worked as a Programme Support Officer for an international NGO based in Dublin, focusing on school improvement in Sub-Saharan Africa. She also served with the US Peace Corps in Malawi as a Community Health Worker from 2003-2005. She has an M.Phil in International Peace Studies from Trinity College Dublin and a degree in European Studies from the University of Limerick.

Seán Mullen (Company Secretary)

Seán Mullan had careers as a Marine Navigation Officer and a Church Minister before setting up and running a social enterprise called Third Space in Dublin City Centre. Having worked as General Manager of the project for six years he has recently handed over that role in order to work on the further development of the project. He served for two years overseas as a volunteer with Operation Mobilisation and has previously worked on a number of boards including Greater Blanchardstown Response to Drugs. He is married to Ana and has three adult children.

Jennifer Russell (Director)

Jack Clarke

Jack joined the Board in 2013, and was chair of the board from 2015 to 2019. She is now acting as advisor to the board. Jack works in Human Resources and Corporate Social Responsibility in the financial services. She holds a BA (Hons) Peace & Conflict degree from the University of Ulster. Jack has volunteered for organisations in Ireland, the UK and Moldova, and is currently enjoying being a volunteer coach for her local children’s rugby team.