Parents and Volunteers


The Club is run by parents and volunteers. With so much activity and ever-growing numbers, we are always looking for people to help with tasks. We first look for parents to help our width become leaders and helping with the club. Our governance from the Irish wheelchair association sets out steps we must follow for the welfare of children.

Each volunteer must

  1. Become a member of the Irish wheelchair association
  2. Must be fully vetted
  3. Complete Code of Ethics training run by the Cork Sports Partnership
  4. Complete leadership training run by Paul Ryan Sports development officer
  5. Additional can complete child protection level 2 training.

This has been set by the IWA-Sports.

  • 1 and 2 are forms supplied by committee
  • 3 and 4 are two courses 3hrs each 

And additional Child protection training is not mandatory but as you grow within the group and if you become more involved we ask volunteers to help out in this area.

The committees are completely run by volunteers.


Who can volunteer?

IWA welcomes people from all walks of life and backgrounds. You must be at least 16 years old. All we ask is that you support and commit to the aims and values of IWA.

What IWA asks of volunteers Volunteering is a two-way process. IWA will have the following expectations of volunteers:

  • A commitment to the vision, mission, and values of IWA
  • A commitment to work respectfully with people with limited mobility, other volunteers and staff
  • To work within the IWA Code of Conduct
  • A willingness to learn
  • To be trustworthy and honest
  • To become part of a team

Why volunteer?

Irish Wheelchair Association is traditionally rooted in volunteerism. The association was founded following a meeting of 10 people with limited mobility in the Mater Hospital in 1960. Since its foundation, IWA has valued the support and drive of volunteers in the work of the association. Volunteering within IWA benefits:

  • Individual people with a disability
  • The volunteer
  • The general community

The organisation Volunteers can get involved in a variety of ways that support activities in IWA and in the wider community. Volunteers also have an opportunity to influence positive change in the community towards disability issues.