Co Wicklow Volunteer Centre

County Wicklow Volunteer Centre in an independent organisation committed to developing volunteering in Wicklow and its natural environs. It has a board made up of a mix of community and statutory representatives.

The main objectives of County Wicklow Volunteer Centre are:

  • promoting, supporting and encouraging organisations whose activities involve volunteers, particularly in their local areas and communities.
  • promoting volunteering and helping to source and place volunteers in a wide range of voluntary and community organisations.
  • promoting goo practice in all things volunteering through the provision of training support and information.

https://www.volunteerwicklow.ie/index.php

https://www.facebook.com/volunteerwicklow

Our PPN Representative

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Keith Scanlon

PPN Representative to the Co Wicklow Volunteer Centre

Keith works as an ICT engineer and a Civil Servant for a living and as a parent and community volunteer as a way of life.  He has been a director of volunteer community environmental groups Dodder Action CLG and Liffey River Trust and Director and a board member of Sustainable Water Network (SWAN) Ireland.   For Dodder Action Keith has lead public volunteer litter picking events, citizen science events (with DCU Earthwatch, UCD, NBDC, and other stakeholders), Corporate CSR volunteer events, stakeholder gatherings, and public biodiversity events.

 Keith is volunteer co founder and administrator of Green Greystones community sustainable group and ex management committee member of Conscious Cup Campaign volunteer.   He has led the youth climate protesters and families to declare the first Climate and Biodiversity Emergency and mobilise to tackle that Emergency.

 

He is biodiversity leader of volunteer community groups Delgany Tidy Towns and Delgany Community Council.

 

As a workplace volunteer coordinator Keith currently leads the Wellbeing Ecology Society in the Dept. of Social Protection and previously led the Ericsson Ireland Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) volunteer effort as CSR Director.

 

Keith is an ex-PPN Rep on the inaugural WCC Strategic Policy Committee (SPC) on Climate and Biodiversity Action.

As a steering group member of volunteer group Wicklow Planning Alliance Keith volunteers to help Wicklow PPN and Wicklow County Council drive sustainable planning.

Outside of the environmental area Keith has previously been a volunteer founder and champion of CoderDojo Greystones (ICT education for youth) and a volunteer with Bray Area Rough Sleeper support group.   

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