Donate Goods to Barnardos Charity Shops

By donating to our shops, volunteering for as little as four hours per week in one of our shops, or bagging a bargain, you are making an important contribution to our work. You are helping Barnardos achieve our vision. A vision to make Ireland the best place in the world to be a child.


Our shops rely on the support and enthusiasm of our committed team of volunteers. They ensure that all the goods for sale in our shops are presented in the most attractive way. They offer advice for shoppers, a friendly welcome and help the shops run smoothly.

Volunteer Opportunities

Donating goods

Every euro spent in a Barnardos shop goes to help vulnerable children in Ireland. Our charity shops rely on the generosity of individuals who donate their second-hand and brand new goods for re-sale.

We welcome books, DVDs, CDs, jewellery, good quality clothing men’s, women’s and children’s shoes and clothing as well as bric-a-brac, handbags and other accessories.

You can contribute by either dropping your donated goods directly into one of our shops, or by filling one of our plastic bags when it is delivered to your home, which will be collected from your front door. Please look out for the Irish Charity Shops Association logo on all our bags. All our drivers carry Barnardos identification and our collection vans are clearly marked with the Barnardos logo.

We regret that we are unable to collect individual items or donations, and under new European legislation there are some items we can no longer sell such as electrical goods, safety equipment and various children's items and toys.

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