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Volunteer with Trócaire in Ireland

Trócaire has vibrant volunteer groups in Dublin, Cork, Belfast and in the North-West of Ireland.

Volunteers at the climate justice conference

Photo caption: Trócaire volunteers meet former President of Ireland Mary Robinson at a major Trócaire conference on Climate Change, Maynooth, June 2015

What volunteers do

As a volunteer, you can get involved in a range of activities including: campaigning & activism, schools & youth work, representing Trócaire in your parish/community, community fundraising and supporting at Trócaire and other events.

Become a volunteer

We are currently not recruiting new volunteers. Our next key recruitment drive will be in September.

Please download our volunteer flyer for information on the types of volunteer roles that will be available then.

If you would like to get in touch to discuss volunteering with us in the future:
Locall: 1850 408 408 (ROI)
Freephone: 0800 912 1200 (NI)

Benefits of volunteering with Trócaire

  • It is an opportunity to be an active citizen and make a difference in the lives of some of the world’s most vulnerable people
  • You may make use of special interests and skills
  • You will learn new skills
  • It is hoped you will gain valuable training and experience which may lead you to other opportunities
  • Meet new people (Trócaire staff and other volunteers) with similar interests

Meet Don Ryan, a Trócaire volunteer

Volunteer Don Ryan at the candle lit vigil at Cobh harbour

Don Ryan with his daughter at the candlelit vigil for refugees at Cobh Harbour in September 2015.

Don Ryan is a Trócaire volunteer from Cork. He has been supporting Trócaire for many years through coin collections and speaking at Mass in Cork to raise awareness of global poverty. Most recently, he organised a large vigil in association with Cobh parish to remember the suffering of refugees escaping war in the Middle East.

Don says: “For my wife Therese and I, the lives of the world's most disadvantaged people are never far from our minds. We support Trócaire because it is our way of trying to play our part in making the world a little bit better than what it is".

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