Voluntary Service International is a membership organisation and we rely on the enthusiasm, dynamism and experience of members to ensure that we remain a vibrant and relevant organisation. Many members are active in supporting the various programmes, projects and events which VSI organises each year. The various programmes  including  - the International Volunteer Projects Programme, the Teenage Programme, the Long Term Volunteering Programme ; the Dublin Local Group Programme - are run by working groups made up of volunteers, supported by the VSI staff team.

Annual Membership costs: €30 (waged individuals) or €15 (unwaged individuals/students or €2 for asylum seekers/refugees).

New Life Membership: €300

Join Us and Get Involved

Voluntary Service International is open to all who support our aims.

To become a member -

Membership forms:


  • Pay your membership fee online here through Pay Pal
  • Send a cheque or postal order payable to VSI to VSI, 30 Mountjoy Square, Dublin 1
  • Complete and sign a  Standing Order Form and return to VSI

Get Outdoors and Have Fun in Glendalough

'Get outdoors and have fun' a training seminar for young people from the Caucasus region held in Wicklow September 2012

Benefits of membership

  • Access to a wide range of local, national and international volunteering opportunities
  • Regular membership updates and volunteering news through bulletins and facebook 
  • Opportunities to get involved with ongoing projects and events in Ireland
  • Regular international bulletins from SCI
  • Invites to training and seminar opportunities in Ireland and abroad
  • Invitation to our AGM and the opportunity to contribute  your ideas to VSI 

VSI employ 3 full time and 2 part time staff (see list below). including an European Voluntary Service volunteer helping with our International Volunteer Projects programme.

Staff Team

  • Coordinator - Tom Ryder
  • Volunteer Programme Coordinator - Helen Walmsley
  • Teenage Programme Coordinator - Vacant
  • International Volunteer Projects EVS Volunteer - Masha Buldakova 
  • Administrator - Hilary Troy

 VSI hold an Annual General Meeting (AGM) in November to which all members are invited. The AGM elects a National Committee (Board) which manages the affairs of VSI until the following years AGM.

Workcamp group Tigh Na Siochain 1987 TipperaryWorkcamp Group Photo Tigh Na Siochain project, Co. Tipperary 1987