Your first step is always to make an application to volunteer with an organisation, for a role that requires vetting. After that the process follows these steps:
If you have any queries or issues with your application you do not contact the National Vetting Bureau. the organisation that sent you Inviter Form to the Vetting Bureau is the one you want to contact.
If you have a query, your first point of contact should always be the organisation you applied to volunteer with. If you made a few applications and you are not sure who to contact with a query, take a look at the email from the Vetting Bureau. At the top you will see this sentence:
“This is your vetting application which you have consented to and submitted by ‘Name of organisation‘”
This is the organsation you contact with a vetting query.z
All vetting is conducted by the National Vetting Bureau, formerly known as the Garda Central Vetting Unit. A number of Liaison Officers have been appointed across the country to help channel the thousands of requests from Voluntary Organisations.
Here in the South Dublin County Volunteer Centre, we offer this Liaison service to hundreds of organisations who are not large enough to have their own Liaison Officer role. For this reason you may even see the name of our organisation in your e-vetting invitation email.
However , if you have a query, your first port of call is always the organisation you applied to volunteer with.
No. Vetting is conducted only on behalf of relevant organisations that are registered with the National Vetting Bureau and is not conducted for individual persons on a personal basis.
You can only get vetting when you apply to volunteer for a role that requires it and then only through the organisation you applied to volunteer with. See above, How do I make an application for vetting?
Currently e-vetting forms are returning from the Bureau in about 5 working days. To keep things moving quickly we advise you to be very careful when filling in your details. Wrong information can cause delays as the forms will need to be submitted a second time. You should also keep checking your emails for the e-vetting form from the Bureau, this includes checking your Junk/Spam folder.
On very rare occasions, a vetting request will take many months to return from the Bureau. Unfortunately there is nothing can be done to speed up the process on these occasions.