Volunteer Ireland announce appointment of new CEO

The Board of Volunteer Ireland is delighted to announce the appointment of Nina Arwitz as CEO.

Nina joins Volunteer Ireland from UK-based international animal welfare organisation The Brooke, where she set up new country programmes, most recently in Nicaragua, leading on the strategic development of projects dedicated to improving the lives of working animals in some of the world’s poorest communities through community engagement.

Nina joins Volunteer Ireland from UK-based international animal welfare organisation The Brooke, where she set up new country programmes, most recently in Nicaragua, leading on the strategic development of projects dedicated to improving the lives of working animals in some of the world’s poorest communities through community engagement.


 
Prior to that, Nina designed and managed a portfolio of national social inclusion projects as Director of Campaigns and Engagement at the Campaign for National Parks in the UK. Nina has also worked in a diverse range of roles with the London Wildlife Trust, Growing Sustainable Peace and UNICEF.
 
Volunteer Ireland is the national volunteer development agency and a support body for all local Volunteer Centres in Ireland. Their vision is every person connected to and participating in their communities to build a better Irish society. Volunteer Ireland works to increase awareness of, access to and quality in volunteering in Ireland.
 
Commenting on Nina’s appointment, Anna Lee, Chairperson of Volunteer Ireland, said “We are delighted to welcome Nina Arwtiz to Volunteer Ireland. Nina has an impressive track record of leading the strategic development and implementation of impactful community engagement and volunteering programmes in the UK, Latin America and the Middle East.
 
Anna Lee continued “Nina joins Volunteer Ireland at an exciting time for volunteering in Ireland, as the Department of Environment, Community and Local Government develops Ireland’s first national strategy for volunteering. Volunteer Ireland is committed to working with the Department to ensure that the strategy plays a key role in the support, growth and development of volunteering in Ireland. We look forward to Nina leading Volunteer Ireland to achieve our mission of promoting the value of volunteering, and increasing the range and quality of volunteering in Ireland.”