Volunteering Opportunities

Barnardos volunteers play a key part in the delivery of our services. In addition, they raise funds; provide office support, and a variety of professional expertise at all levels in the organisation to help us achieve better outcomes for children. Without their dedication and generosity, we could not do the work we do.

Simply by giving of your time you will make a difference in a vulnerable child’s life and will be helping us to achieve our vision – an Ireland where childhood is valued and all children and young people are cherished equally.

The following are the volunteer opportunities we currently have available.

For more information or to register your interest in any role please contact 
Suzanne Connolly, Barnardos Volunteer Service, tel: 01 708 0431 / email: volunteers@barnardos.ie

Volunteer with Children

Barnardos Wizards of Words - An Intergenerational Reading Programme

Volunteers

Wizards of Words (WoW) is a paired literacy improvement programme for children in first and second class in primary school, involving older volunteers. The programme aims to improve children’s literacy skills to help them become better, more confident readers.

Each child is matched with a mature adult volunteer tutor, aged 55 or over, who will provide one to one reading help two or three times per week, during school hours in the school premises. Training is provided for volunteers, who will work with the children over the course of an academic year, focusing on their literacy and helping to boost their confidence and self-esteem. We are currently seeking volunteers in the Finglas area.

For further information on this volunteer role please see our volunteer reading tutor role description.

To register your interest in this role or for more information please contact:
Suzanne Connolly, Barnardos Volunteer Service, tel: 01 708 0431 / email: volunteers@barnardos.ie


Roots of Empathy Families Required - Parent(s) & Baby

Roots of Empathy is seeking families with babies aged 2-4 months old, for this unique schools-based empathy-building programme.

For further information on this volunteer role please see our volunteer role description.

To register your interest in this role or for more information please contact:
Suzanne Connolly, Barnardos Volunteer Service, tel: 01 708 0431 / email: volunteers@barnardos.ie


Volunteer in our Shops & Warehouse

Shop Bookworm Volunteers – Dublin, Carlow Town, Wexford Town & Cork City

Shop volunteer bookworm required for our 7 Shops (4 shops located in Dublin – Dun Laoghaire, Rathmines, Clondalkin & Kilbarrack; 1 shop in Carlow Town; 1 shop in Wexford Town and 1 shop in Cork City). The Bookworm volunteer would assist with the sorting of books donated to Barnardos. The volunteer should be an organised person who has a good knowledge of authors, bestsellers etc. Flexible hours available.  

For further information on this volunteer role please see our Shop Bookworm Volunteer role description


Warehouse Fashion & Stock Assistance Volunteers, Ballycoolin, Dublin 15

Fashion and Stock Assistant Volunteers assist us in our warehouse, located in Ballycoolin, Dublin 15, with the management of brand new stock, which is donated to us, to be sold through the Barnardos Shops. Volunteers for our warehouse need to have an interest in or experience in stock management, have a flair for fashion, an eye for what sells and enjoy working a part of a team. The warehouse operates Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm, flexible volunteer hours are available.

For further information on this volunteer role please see our Warehouse Fashion & Stock Assistance role description


Shop Assistants Dublin & Wexford

Barnardos Charity Shops sell high quality second–hand and brand new goods and raise vital funds for Barnardos Services. We are currently seeking volunteers in our Kilbarrack and Wexford town stores. 

For further information on this volunteer role please see our Kilbarrack Shop Assistant and Wexford town Shop Assistant role descriptions. 


Volunteer with our Fundraising Team

Volunteer for Fundraising Events

We are always looking for volunteers to help us with fundraising efforts. We know that not everyone can commit to volunteering on an ongoing basis so we have a register for weekend and evening volunteering opportunities on a more flexible basis. Once you register with us, we will keep you informed of upcoming fundraising events (e.g. fun runs, marathons, our Buckets for Barnardos Collection Day etc.) and if you can help us out you let us know! To register pop us an email (volunteers@barnardos.ie) to get more information.


Contacting us

If you have any questions or queries about volunteering with Barnardos please contact:

Barnardos Volunteer Service, Christchurch Square, Dublin 8
Telephone: 01 4530355, Email: volunteers@barnardos.ie

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