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 .
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:
- 2018 Annual Accounts
- 2017 Annual Accounts
- 2016 Annual Accounts
- 2015 Annual Accounts
- 2014 Annual Accounts
- Complaints Policy
- Equality & Diversity Policy
- Privacy Statement (please note there are separate Terms & Conditions for the use of I-VOL)
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 joined the board in 2015. He 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)
Jennifer Russell joined the board in 2018. She has had a career in health care, as a specialist advisor to the Department of Health in London and in higher education. She currently works part-time in University College Cork. She takes a particular interest in the educational needs of refugees and asylum seekers. She is married to Godfrey and has three sons, two stepdaughters and three grandsons.
David Smith (Director)
David Smith joined the board in September 2019. He is a HR Business Partner with over 15 years’ experience working in HR in Financial Services in Ireland and currently works as HR Lead on a Digital Transformation programme. David holds a BA (Hons) in English Literature and also holds qualifications in HR, Six Sigma and Agile practices. He is married to Dearbhla and has twin boys.
Monica Wallace (Director)
Monica Wallace joined the Board in September 2019. She is a former Principal Officer in the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport, with extensive experience in public policy and strategic development, evaluation and implementation of transport capital projects, regulatory development, and in public corporate governance. She holds a B.A. in English & French, a Higher Diploma in Education and an M.A. in Anglo-Irish Literature from UCD, and a MScEcon in Public Economics from the Institute of Public Administration. Since 2018, she volunteers with Poetry Ireland - Éigse Éireann, as well as working part-time with the Public Appointments Service.
Mark Kelly (Director)
Mark Kelly joined the board in September 2019. A project manager for Accenture’s Skills to Succeed Academy in Ireland, he is an employment skills expert as well as a digital literacy and digital skills advocate. His work on the Academy with An Cosán Virtual Community College was recognised at EU level as a finalist in the European Digital Skills Awards ‘Digital Skills for the Labour Force’ category in 2018. Mark holds an MA in Learning and Teaching as well as qualifications in Digital Marketing, Transformative Community Education, Training & Development, Digital and Blended Learning and Public Relations.
Edel Flynn joined the board in December 2019. Edel has more than 20 years’ experience in managing mixed use serviced environments and specialises in Urban Regeneration. She is currently the CEO of a Proptech business in Ireland and the UK, a board member of Bizworld Ireland and an advisor to startups working with Dublin LEO. Edel is the former CEO of The Digital Hub Development Agency. During her time she developed The Digital Hub’s reputation as an international centre of excellence for growing technology companies. Prior to this Edel was Operations Manager (EMEA) for Regus.
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.