Serve the City started in Ireland in 2006 with a small group of volunteers seeking to serve people in Dublin for a week, during the Summer. Its objectives are two-fold:
- Engaging a diverse range of volunteers from a variety of backgrounds in meaningful community service
- Helping marginalized and vulnerable persons without any other support in practical ways within the community
STC in Ireland arose out of a friendship between Alan McElwee and Carlton Deal, who started STC in Brussels the year before. Serve the City International is now an International Non-Governmental Organisation, registered as a charity in Brussels, Belgium.
Serve the City Ireland incorporated as a charity in 2013, supporting the operational activity of STC Dublin, Galway and Limerick. As a registered charity, STC IRL had adopted the Governance Code and oversees all the fiduciary responsibilities across all cities.
The Directors of STC IRL are as follows:
|Cormac Shaw (Chairperson)
|Lives in Dublin, is a Chartered Accountant and CEO of Southside Partnership. Cormac loves playing music and meeting new people.|
|Paul Kerr (Secretary)
|Lives in Dublin and is a Senior Business Analyst with a leading insurance firm. Paul loves kayaking and is a certified instructor.|
|Lives in Dublin and is Manager of the Dublin City Volunteer Centre. Edwina also sits on the Board of Volunteer Ireland.|
|From in Dublin and runs his own business in the construction materials sector. Ronan is also active within his local residents association.|
|Lives in Dublin and is a shareholder and Business Development Director of a technology firm. Dick likes to keep active and is a keen tennis player.|
|From Dublin and Business Development Manager with a Christian International Development Aid charity. Alan also serves as Chair of STC International.|