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


Barnardos Early Bird Service (Breakfast Club) Volunteer Roles – Limerick

Barnardos Limerick North run a Breakfast Club at their premises in St Marys National School, Bishop Street, Limerick.  The breakfast clubs runs before school, Monday to Friday, throughout the school year. Volunteers are required for this Breakfast Club to complete two mornings each week, from 8am to 10am. 

For further information on this volunteer role please see our 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


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, Dublin & Wexford

Barnardos Charity Shops sell excellent quality clothing, footwear, household and collectable items to suit every taste and budget.  When you work in a Barnardos shop you are helping to make an important contribution to the work we do with vulnerable children across the country as the money raised in our shops helps fund our work with vulnerable children. We are currently seeking volunteers in our Kilbarrack, Wexford town, Carlow town stores.

For further information on this volunteer role please see our Carlow 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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