Our Governance

Equal Opportunities Statement
At YWCA Ireland we commit ourselves to equality of opportunity for all. We recognise that in our society certain individuals and groups of people are unfairly discriminated against, both directly and indirectly. Such discrimination occurs where an individual is treated less favourably on the grounds of gender, marital or family status or responsibility for dependants, disability, race, colour, ethnic or national origin, antibody status, sexual orientation, economic status, age, political or religious belief, membership of the traveller community.

YWCA Ireland strives to eliminate all such forms of discrimination and to create a climate in which equal opportunities are promoted as a means of developing the full potential of everyone who is involved with our organisation. We do this by fulfilling our legal obligations and by taking positive action, which goes beyond the requirements of the law, by avoiding stereotyping and tokenism.

Our Volunteer Policy 
YWCA Ireland is an organisation steeped in the tradition of volunteering. We encourage the involvement of volunteers at all levels of our association and within all appropriate activities. Volunteers serve the needs of our service users in a way that enhances and extends the work of YWCA Ireland.

YWCA Ireland defines volunteering as any activity that involves spending time, unpaid, doing something that aims to benefit the environment or someone (individuals or groups) other than, or in addition to, close relatives. Central to this definition is the fact that volunteering must be a choice freely made by each individual. Download our  Volunteer Policy