Volunteering Opportunities

Barnardos

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 recruiting extra volunteers for this programme for the 2016/2017 academic year. 

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 


 

Barnardos Loughlinstown Parent & Toddler Group Volunteer Role 

The Barnardos Loughlinstown Parent & Toddler Group operates every Friday morning in the Barnardos building at Barnardos Loughlinstown Family Centre, Loughlinstown Drive, Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin. A volunteer with an interest and experience in early year’s development, play and positive parenting is required for the this group. This volunteer would need to be available each Friday, from 9.45am to 12.30pm.  

For further information on this volunteer role please see our Loughlinstown Parent & Toddler Group 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


Barnardos MacUlliam Parent & Toddler Group Volunteer Role

The MacUlliam Parent & Toddler / Child Health Clinic service operates every Tuesday morning in the Community Room of the Barnardos building at 31 MacUlliam Crescent, Fortunestown, Tallaght, Dublin 24. The service is provided in conjunction with an HSE Public Health Nurse child health outreach clinic. A volunteer with an interest and experience in early year’s development, play and positive parenting is required for this group. This volunteer would need to be available each Tuesday, from 10.30am to 1.30pm.

For further information on this volunteer role please see our MacUlliam Parent & Toddler Group 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

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


Barnardos Volunteer Van Helper, Ballycoolin, Dublin 15

Barnardos has 7 shops throughout Ireland and one central warehouse based in Ballycoolin, Dublin 15. The aim of our network of shops is to sell donated stock (both brand new and preloved) to raise funds which will be used to provide support services to children and families nationwide who require it. A volunteer van helper is required to  assist the Barnardos Van driver, who works from our central warehouse, to drop off Barnardos clothing bags to households and collect the filled bags of donated stock at a later date. The van also, from time to time, collects and distribute stock between our 7 shops nationwide. The volunteer needs to be available for 1 full day each week, Monday to Friday.

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


Shop Assistants Carlow, Cork, 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, Wexford town, Carlow town and Cork City stores. 

For further information on this volunteer role please see our Carlow Shop Assistant, Cork Shop AssistantKilbarrack 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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