This is an extremely broad sector, it includes organisations to businesses and range in size from small, to local, to national even up to international. It could from a local GAA club or a community education centre all the across the spectrum to social justice groups to huge non-government organisations like National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI).
Charities and volunteering is not always about doing free work, although a lot of it is people giving up their free time for a good cause this area actually employs about 100,000 people. Some full time, some part time. This sector is under The Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government, who provide operational funding to the many organisations within it.