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Abbeydorney Ladies GAA Club Encourages, supports, maintains and develops Ladies GAA in Abbeydorney, Co. Kerry.
An Díseart Strives to promote research, courses and cultural activities in all areas of Irish Spirituality and Celtic Culture including theology, language, literature, art, laws, folklore, values, spirituality, history, music, archaeology and customs.
Ardfert Community First Responders Provides rapid intervention for cardiac arrests, strokes, heart attacks and choking until the arrival of a HSE ambulance in the Ardfert area.
Austin Stacks Ladies GAA Club Promotes, supports and develops the playing of Gaelic football to girls in the Tralee area.
Ballyspillane Community Family Resource Centre Provides a wide range of services to support families in the Killarney area.
Banna Rescue CRBI Unit Banna Rescue is an inshore & land rescue unit located at Banna Strand Co.Kerry.
Béaloideas Chiarraí Aims to record the oral history, folklore and customs of the people of Kerry, for the people of Kerry.
Bee for Battens- The Saoirse Foundation Campaigns to raise awareness and support those affected by Battens Disease.
Bonane Community Cooperative Society Bonane Community Co-Operative Society Ltd. was formed in February 2002 with its principal objective being to improve access to historical sites in Bonane.
Bonane Community Council Represents local issues within the community and lobby on their behalf.
Bud's Family and Community Resource Centre, Aims to work with the communities of Ballyduff to identify and meet ongoing needs within a friendly, safe and supported environment, so that the community will be a better place to live for all.
Caherciveen Community Resource Centre Provides facilities for the people of Cahersiveen and surrounding baronies especially those most disadvantaged. 
Caherciveen Congress Centre Provides an information/representation service for workers and their dependants, for unemployed, disabled, lone parents, elderly, employers and others requiring services in Caherciveen area.
Camphill Community Dingle Dingle based Camphill Community that offers support to people with intellectual disabilities and other kinds of special needs.
Cappanalea Outdoor Education Centre Focuses on personal development through the medium of adventure sports including Kayaking, Sailing, Rock Climbing etc.
Carnegie Arts Centre Established in Kenmare in 2008 as a cultural centre for artistic activity for the people of South Kerry and the Beara Peninsula. It is envisaged as a hub for artistic activity in the local community for present and future generations.
Cashel Vale Boxing Club Cashel Vale is a voluntary and community based group which exists to provide training and supports to youths and adults wishing to learn to box and improve their boxing skills.
Ciarrai Amach, Kerry LGBT Project Promotes the rights and visibility of the LGBT Community in Kerry.
Cuckoo Walking  Festival Occurs usually on the 1st-4th May in Tarbert, Co. Kerry and includes guided walks to suit every type of walker and age group.
Cunamh Iveragh Supports children and young adults with special intellectual needs in South West Kerry.
Cycle Against Suicide Aims to raise awareness of the considerable help and supports that are available for anyone battling depression, self harm, at risk of suicide or those bereaved by suicide.
Destination Ballybunion Promotes Ballybunion in its entirety and provides a combined force to positively publicise Ballybunion through creating events and festivals.
Dingle Food Festival Festival to showcase the quality of the food that is locally produced and the warm welcome offered to those who choose to visit Dingle. Any profits generated during the Dingle Food Festival are donated to charity and this year's beneficiaries include Action Breast Cancer, Hope Guatemala and Kerry Hospice.
Dingle Literacy and Lifeskills Centre Kerry ETB Enables those in the Dingle area with literacy difficulties to develop to their full potential.
Dromtacker Creche Limited Provides a community based crèche that caters for the children of students who attend the Institute of Technology.
East Kerry Reaching Out Connects people in the Sliabh Luachra area with the rest of their family around the world in a way that will enrich people's lives.
Farranfore Maine Valley A. C./ Firies GAA Encourages, supports, maintains and develops athletics in Farranfore area. 
Féile Na Bealtaine Aspires to build on the rich tradition of arts and culture that exists on the Dingle peninsula and to extend and broaden artistic horizons.
Festival of Kerry-Street Carnival Kerry Rose Festival-Street Carnival is the non profit element of the Kerry Rose Festival, one of Ireland's largest and longest running festivals, celebrating 55 years in 2014.
Heartbeat HeartBeat is a voluntary support group for those with heart disease, or those who have had a cardiac event in their lives, to get back to living as full a life as possible.
Institute of Technology Tralee The IT Tralee offers a wide range of third-level courses, covering subjects including business, computing, engineering and nursing. The college awards include Certificate, Diploma, Bachelors Degree, H. Diploma, Masters Degree and Ph.D., with delivery on both a whole time and part-time basis for some courses.
Jigsaw Kerry Jigsaw is a Headstrong initiative developed for Kerry in partnership with the local community. It delivers tailored, community based supports for young people's mental health needs.
KASI-Drop-in Centre Support Asylum Seekers, Refugees, migrant workers, their families and other migrants and to facilitate their integration into the communities in the Killarney area.
KDYS Ltd KDYS is a voluntary youth work organisation providing a range of quality services responding to the needs of children, young people, their families and communities in the Diocese of Kerry.
Kenmare & Locality Animal Welfare Society Voluntary group committed to raising funds to help as many unwanted and stray animals as possible.
Kenmare Adult Education Centre The centre organises literacy & lifeskills courses, Day and Night class programmes, VTOS, Youthreach and BTEI courses.
Kenmare Chamber of Commerce and Toursim Established in 1999 to represent the business community in Kenmare.
Kenmare Chronicle Exists to share and preserve the local history of Kenmare
Kerry Autism Action Promotes awareness of Autism as a lifelong neurological condition and serves to enrich & enhance the lives of those affected and their families in Kerry.
Kerry Cancer Care Support Group Ltd Dedicated to providing support to anyone affected by a cancer diagnosis in a safe, nurturing and accessible environment.
Kerry Citizens Information Service Responsible for the support and development of the Network of Citizens Information Centres throughout County Kerry, ensuring that all citizens in the county have access to information that is accurate, up to date and accessible, on their rights, entitlements and the range of social services available to them.
Kerry Community Transport To provide and promote community led integrated affordable, accessible transport that links isolated people within communities to local services and facilities.
Kerry County Library Kerry County Council through its Library Service operates 9 Branch Libraries throughout the County - Ballybunion, Caherciveen, Castleisland, An Daingean, Kenmare, Killarney, Killorglin, Listowel and Tralee.
Kerry County Museum Collects, records, preserves, displays and communicates material relating to the archaeological, historical and cultural heritage of County Kerry.
Kerry Deaf Resource Centre Service provider for the deaf and hard of hearing in Kerry.
Kerry Education and Training Board (Kerry ETB) Gives people/students an opportunity to develop a knowledge of sustainable, organic & natural gardening, farming and living practices in a practical and theoretical manner through medium of education.
Kerry Education and Training Board (Kerry ETB) It is the mission of Kerry Education Service, in conjunction with other education and training agencies and community development bodies, to create and promote the development of a learning society in Kerry, so that all who live in Kerry have access to the education and training required by their personal, social, cultural, economic and civic needs.
Kerry Education Services Killorglin Provides free and confidential tuition in reading, writing, spelling and numbers to individual adults who request it.
Kerry Festival of Pride Foster a sense of pride, solidarity and community within the Kerry LGBTQ community and inspire individuals to embrace their identity as individuals in the wider community.
Kerry Flyer Community services programme which operates in North & East Kerry.
Kerry Hospice Foundation The Foundation funds a wide range of palliative care services in Kerry including counselling services (e.g. bereavement) and alternative therapies, such as reflexology, aromatherapy, reiki.
Kerry Ladies Football Works to encourage, maintain and develop ladies football in Co. Kerry
Kerry Life Education Provides Life Education Programmes to all primary and second level school students in Kerry.
Kerry Mental Health Association Promotes positive mental health and supports people with mental health problems.
Kerry One World Centre Delivers education services to local audiences on international development issues.
Kerry Parents & Friends Delivers services and support relating to the needs, wishes and choice of people with an intellectual disability.
Kerry Rape & Sexual Abuse Centre Provides a free confidential counselling service to victims of rape and sexual assault, and adult survivors of child sexual abuse.
Kerry Recreation and Sports Partnership Encourages, promotes and supports the people of Kerry to participate in sport and physical activity.
Kerry Respite Care Provides subsidised quality care in the home to the elderly living alone, people with disabilities and family carers of elderly relatives and children with special needs.
Kerry Scout County Kerry Scout County is a member of Scouting Ireland which is a multi-denominational, co-educational, youth based association affiliated to the World Organisational of the Scout Movement.
Kerry Stars Special Olympics Club Provides athletes with special needs the opportunity to be productive and respected by members of society through participation in all year round sports and competition programmes.
Kerry Women's Refuge Provides supports to women and children who are victims of domestic violence.
Kerryhead & Ballyheigue Family Resource Centre Supports all families in the communities of Kerryhead and Ballyheigue in particular those who are marginalised or isolated.
Kilcummin Rural Development Group Assist Kilcummin's development as a community of people and provide a contact point for residents as well as those abroad who have Kilcummin roots.
Killarney Celtic Football Club Aims to bring soccer to all ages with in the Killarney area.
Killarney Coder Dojo Provides free volunteer coding clubs where young people learn to code, hack, develop websites, apps, games and more.
Killarney Cougars The Killarney Cougars were founded in 1995 and have juvenile girls, juvenile boys and senior men's basketball teams.
Killarney Credit Union Killarney Credit Union is a local, not for profit financial institution.  Established in 1970, Killarney Credit Union is proud of its heritage and continues to be governed by members and voluntary Board of Directors.
Killarney Summerfest Provides a fun family festival with quality entertainment and a diverse programme of arts and children's activities.
Killarney Tidy Towns Dedicated to maintaining a clean and safe environment in Killarney, and enhancing the beauty of this world-famous town.
Killorglin Rowing Club Rowing Club which is eager to revive local traditional rowing and is now one of the fastest growing and most successful rowing clubs in Munster.
Killorglin Sports & Leisure Centre Provides modern & well run indoor sports facility for the local and surrounding communities.
Killorglin Tidy Towns Killorglin Tidy Towns is made up of a group of local volunteers who share a similar ethos to make Killorglin one of the best places in Ireland to live or visit.
Kingdom Boys AFC Encourages, supports, maintains and develops boys soccer Kingdom Boys Soccer Club is fully committed to safeguarding the well-being of its members.
Kingdom Care Provision of home care services including respite care and home care training support for clients & families in need.
Kingdom County Fair Organise an annual show and display of agricultural, industrial show of animals, arts and crafts food and trade.
KSPCA The main object of which the Society is established is to prevent cruelty, alleviate suffering and to encourage kindness, to animals.
Listowel Community Centre To provide sports facilities and community development programmes e.g. kids camps, over 50's groups, exercise classes.
Listowel Family Resource Centre Provides Family supports including crèche and afterschool services, counselling services, supports to minority groups in the community and those who are socially deprived.
Listowel Marketing Group To promote, develop and encourage local business activity, tourism initiatives and local events with a view to creating a vibrant sustainable place to work, live and visit!!
Maine Valley Family Centre Maine Valley Family Centre provides a wide range of services and supports for individuals and families living in the surrounding areas of Castlemaine, Milltown and Firies.
MS South Kerry The Branch caters for the needs of approx. 65 members with M.S. in the South Kerry area by lobbying for their needs and rights.
North & East Kerry Development North and East Kerry Development (NEKD) is a new company formed to amalgamate four local development companies; Tuatha Chiarrai Teo Partnership Tra Li (including Tralee LES) North Kerry Together Sliabh Luachra Local Development North and East Kerry Development.
Parenting Our Children-Art & Science Group Tralee This volunteer organisation founded by a core group of mothers involved in running Tralee branch of La Leche League who are organising annual Parenting conferences since 2008.
Puck Fair To promote a social and cultural event in Killorglin to boost tourism and the economic situation in the area.
Radio Kerry Radio Kerry broadcasts on five frequencies throughout the County of Kerry.
Recovery Haven Aims to benefit of all those Kerry citizens who have been through the life shattering experience of cancer by offering a tranquil, peaceful & supportive place for them to come to safely, in an atmosphere of strict confidentiality, express there feelings and find comfort.
Sera Husky Aims to rescue, educate and rehome Huskies and wolf type breeds based in North Kerry.
Shanakill family Resource Centre Works to enhance and improve the quality of life of all people living in the Shanakill area of Tralee.
Shannow FRC Supports the family unit, combats poverty and disadvantage and to encourage all members of the Abbeydorney and Kilflynn communities to enhance the quality of Family Life through social inclusion, education and personal development.
Siamsa Tire National Folk Theatre & Arts Centre Siamsa Tire celebrates Irish culture through the Arts and is home to the National Folk Theatre 350 seat theatre with resident company and gallery space which runs all year round programme.
Sneem Resource Centre Promotes and supports the best interests of the community of Sneem.
Sneem Storytelling Festival Aims to keep Sneem's rich tradition of storytelling alive and share with both tourists and locals both the art and enjoyment of storytelling.
South West Counselling Centre Ltd Provides affordable counselling service to children, adolescents, adults, couples and families in South West Kerry.
South West Kerry FRC Provides information, advice and support services for families and people in South West Kerry.
Southwest Kerry Women's Association Is a network of locally based women's groups in south west Kerry, covering the area between Kells and Sneem. It provides training, support, information, help, advice and lobbying for the women of southwest Kerry.
St Josephs Nursing Home All categories of residents are cared for - long/short-term stay, geriatric, post operative, convalescent, Alzheimer, physically disabled, holiday stay and terminal care.
St. Brendan's Park F.C. St. Brendan's Park F.C. is a soccer club formed in 1971 by people from St. Brendan's Park & surrounds who play in the Kerry District Schoolboys League.
St. Vincent de Paul Shop Tralee Strives to provide clothing, footwear, household goods & furniture at reasonable prices. All goods are donated.
The Social and Health Education Project (SHEP) SHEP is a values led organisation that works together with individuals and communities to develop capacities for positive change and for the enhancement of health and well-being.
The Spike Players Local drama group in Knocknagoshel which holds workshops for teenagers during the summer time.
The Suaimhneas Centre Aims to provide holistic care and support to all patients attending the unit.
Tir Na Nog Orphanage Works to provide services for orphaned children in Tanzania.
Tralee Bay Wetlands The Visitor attraction is unique in the South of Ireland and interweaves nature and eco tourism, soft adventure and water based activities and all-weather family facilities at a strategic location on the gateway to the Dingle Peninsula.
Tralee Boxing Club Provide training and supports to people wishing to learn to box and improve their boxing skills.
Tralee Chamber Alliance Promotes the town of Tralee as a place to live, work and visit.
Tralee Christian Fellowship Christian church group based in Tralee.
Tralee Coder Dojo Coder Dojo is a movement of free computer coding camps for young people; technology entrepreneurs and software developers give their time free to mentor young people in computer skills.
Tralee Community Development Project Promotes co-operation between different groups in the community and to empower people to highlight and address their own needs.
Tralee Community Training Centre Offers young people and adults aged over 15 years individual training and educational activities to enable them to acquire skills and develop their potential.
Tralee Credit Union Is one of the largest community based credit unions in Ireland founded in 1968, and serving its members in a professional and efficient manner ever since.
Tralee Gymnastics Club Provides training in acrobatics, trampolining, tumbling, womens artistic, gymnastics for all.
Tralee International Resource Centre Provides support services to asylum seekers, refugees and broader immigrant communities in Tralee by providing a drop-in facility and moderating inter-agency cooperation
Tralee Rugby Club Promotes, encourages and facilitates the playing of the game of Rugby Union Football among the members of the Club and to encourage the spread of the game by attracting new members.
Tralee Women's Resource Centre Supports and informs women of their entitlements, lobbies and campaigns on issues affecting women while also establishing networks between the existing women's groups in the area.

National

National Organisations

Irish Aid Irish Government's programme for overseas development
Learning Point Free online database featuring hundreds of training courses from many different training providers located across the country
Changing Ireland National magazine of the local and community development programme
Enable Ireland Provides free services to children and adults with disabilities and their families
Business in the Community Ireland Help companies develop, manage and measure their corporate social responsibility and sustainability strategies
Comhairle Representative body for Irish-medium Education
EIL Intercultural Learning Provides intercultural learning opportunities through study abroad, volunteer abroad, language training, travel awards, group educational programmes, and other cultural immersion
Volunteering and Social Welfare Encourages voluntary organisations to involve jobseekers to the greatest extent possible in their existing activities
Department of Environment, Community and Local Government Department with responsibility for Volunteering in Ireland and core funders of Kerry Volunteer Centre

Volunteer Centres in Ireland

South Tipperary Volunteer Centre
Mayo Volunteer Centre
Wicklow County Volunteer Centre
Westmeath Volunteer Centre
South Dublin County Volunteer Centre
Fingal Volunteer Centre
Carlow Volunteer Centre
Galway Volunteer Centre
Volunteer Ireland
Louth Volunteer Centre
Cork Volunteer Centre
Sligo Volunteer Centre
Kildare Volunteer Centre
Dublin City South Volunteer Centre
Donegal Volunteer Centre
Meath Volunteer Centre
Dun Laoghaire/Rathdown Volunteer Centre
Clare Volunteer Centre
Monaghan Volunteer Centre
Longford Volunteer Centre
Offaly Volunteer Centre
Limerick Volunteer Centre

Intenational

World Volunteer Web Supports the volunteer community by serving as a global clearinghouse for information and resources linked to volunteerism that can be used for campaigning, advocacy and networking
United Nations Volunteers  UN organisation that contributes to peace and development through volunteerism worldwide
Energize  An international training, consulting and publishing firm specialising in volunteerism
Salesforce  Customer relationship management software solutions and enterprise cloud computing company
Idealist  Community for people and organizations dedicated to building a better world, where all people can lead free and dignified lives
Points of Light Foundation  Connects people to their power to create positive change and address the critical needs of our communities
Limavady Volunteer Bureau  Protecting, sustaining and growing volunteering across the Limavady Borough
Voluntary Service Lisburn Helping the community by restoring and selling donated furniture. Proceeds of sales go directly back into helping those in need within the community.
Voluntary Services Belfast  Promote social change through strategic interventions that stimulate active engagement, participation and citizenship

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