TVOF is a student initiave, working to
- Raise support for and awareness of volunteering on campus
- Provide a forum for discussion of common volunteering issues
- Promote collaboration between student volunteering activities.
TVOF is made up of 5 different campus groups who run voluntary activities both on campus and in the wider community. The constituent organisations are
- FLAC TCD,
- Voluntary Tuition Programme, and
- Trinity Vincent de Paul.
*This schedule is for guidance purposes only and is subject to change. Contact individual activity coordinator to confirm times and for details of additional activities.
To get involved in any activity, contact the individual society through their website or Facebook page
Activities which take place throughout the week:
Members of Trinity Suas can also volunteer for a three hour slot Tuesday to Friday (09:30 - 12:00 or 12:00 - 15:00) with Bridge21 which is an innovative third level learning experience using technology for young people from designated disadvantaged second-level schools. Join Trinity Suas on Facebook.
Trinity VDP volunteers can help at the Capuchin Day Centre for Homeless People by handing out food and cleaning up any day of the week from 10:00 - 12:00 or 13:30 -15:30). VDP also run homework clubs in local schools from Monday to Thursday between 15:00 and 16:15 For full details, see http://www.trinityvdp.com.
With the Voluntary Tuition Programme, you can tutor local children (including children with special needs and unaccompanied minors or refugees) for an hour a week in any of three locations between 17:30 and 20:00 from Monday to Wednesday. For full details, see http://www.tcd.ie/vtp.
Student2Student Peer Mentors volunteer to help first year students to settle in by facilitating them to meet other people on their course and telling them all the things you wish you'd known when you started here. It is a rapidly growing society with loads of social events and activities. For full details, see http://student2student.tcd.ie/.
Trinity FLAC is a student society which runs legal clinics where students can avail of free legal advice from a qualified solicitor. FLAC also hosts talks addressing issues relevant to citizens' access to the law and conducts research and campaigns on particular social or legal issues. For full details, see http://flac.csc.tcdlife.ie/.
Trinity College Cancer Society undertakes fundraising events and activities and runs awareness raising campaigns for students such as the Cervical Cancer Vaccination campaign and works with the Irish Cancer Society on events such as Pink Ribbon Day, Daffodil Day and Movember. Join Trinity Cancer Society on Facebook.
DU Amnesty International aims to make human rights campaigning relevant to all TCD students and to maintain and support the passion and enthusiasm of youth activists on campus and channel their energy and talents to foster fairness, equality, dignity and justice. For full details, see http://duamnesty.org/.
More about the TVOF consituent organisations:
FLAC TCD is a student society which provides free legal advice and information to students, such as dealing with landlords or managing debt. FLAC TCD also provides an advisory service for individual students with particulat queries. Where appropriate, students can be referred to the national Free Legal Advice Centres (FLAC) organisation for professional advice. Volunteers can get involved in campaigning for people's rights, advocating on behalf of others or, if studying law, can put their legal studies into practice. Click here for more about FLAC TCD...
The Student2Student Society works with the Student Counselling Service to run a Peer Support Programme whereby trained students voluntteer to talk with students who may be experiencing difficulties with College life. Student2Student also runs the Peer Mentoring Programme which is being introduces across college to pair incoming first year students with a student mentor. Click here for more about Student2Student...
Suas aims to address educational disadvantage in Ireland and in the developing world. Suas runs a number of projects in Dublin including a Cultural Awareness Programme, Refugee Mentoring and Football and the Bridge2College. Each summer, the Suas volunteer programme sends almost 90 volunteers to India and Kenya for 10 weekswork as teachers assistants in local schools. Suas also organise a Global Issues Seminar Series to discuss international development issues. Click here for more about Suas...
Voluntary Tuition Program
The Voluntary Tuition Program (VTP)is a partnership between Trinity and local communities. Each year it matches about 400 Trinity students, graduates and staff members with children and young people studying in local schools. Volunteers spend one hour a week helping with homework and other educational projects. The aim of VTP is to encourage children and their parents who would not traditionally consider third level education as an option to do so and to help them with their studies. Click here for more about VTP...
TCD St. Vincent De Paul Society
The TCD St. Vincent De Paul Society (VDP) run over 20 weekly activities in and around Dublin city centre. Volunteers work with a wide range of people; from children and young people from disadvantaged areas, homeless people, refugees, asylum seekers as well as people with disabilities. VDP also runs a number of fundraising events to help support these activities which is another great way of getting involved. This could be organising street collections, a gig night or two or even taking part in the VDP annual Santiago Trek. Click here for more about VDP...