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Volunteer with Trócaire in Ireland

Are you passionate about global justice and human rights? Become a volunteer with Trócaire in Ireland and join the fight for justice!

Supporting our Climate Justice Campaign at the Electric Picnic 2016

Since 1973 Trócaire has been dedicated to improving the lives of people living in poverty and injustice in developing countries across the world.

Our education, campaigning, parish and fundraising work in Ireland is a vital part of that fight for justice.

We currently have vibrant volunteer groups in various regions in Ireland who bring valuable skills, experience and energy to supporting our work here – and we’re looking for more volunteers to join us.

Become a volunteer

We are actively looking for schools & youth volunteer, campaigns activist volunteer and community/parish volunteers in Northern Ireland. Read more on our leaflet.

To apply to be a volunteer, please complete an application form and email it to [email protected].

Please note:  All Trócaire volunteering opportunities are Ireland based and we are unable to offer volunteering opportunities overseas at this time.

School & Youth Volunteer

Are you passionate about global justice issues and think you could inspire young people to feel the same?  Our network of school and youth outreach volunteers help us to educate and inspire young people across the country by delivering talks, presentations and workshops on our global justice and human rights work.

School outreach volunteer

Pat McQuaid with pupils from St Patrick's College Dungannon who helped out with a bag pack for our Christmas Appeal 2015.  Pictured with their teacher Mr Peter Kerr.

Campaigns Activist

Do you want to add your voice to our call for a more just world?  Our campaigns activists help us to shine a light on the issues of injustice affecting some of the poorest communities in the world.  From climate change to human rights abuses, we need your help to raise awareness with the Irish public and to help persuade our governments to take action for justice.

Campaigns volunteer

Kizito Mutahi signing up supporters for our Climate Justice Campaign during the People's Climate March, Dublin Nov 2015

Community/Parish Volunteer

Could you inspire and enable others in your community or parish to take action for global justice?  Our community or parish volunteers are the local face of Trócaire in their area and play a vital role in raising awareness of our work and inspiring others to show solidarity with the world’s poor.

Community Parish Volunteer

Aideen D'arcy selling Trócaire Gifts at St Dominic's Christmas Fayre in 2015​

Benefits of volunteering with Trócaire

Volunteering with us is an opportunity to be an active citizen and make a difference to the lives of some of the most vulnerable people in the developing world.  It is a chance to meet others with similar interests, to learn more about global justice and human rights issues, and to develop already existing skills or learn some new ones!  

If you'd like more information about volunteering with Trócaire, please contact us at:

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