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Frequently asked Questions


  • How do I volunteer for Trócaire?

    You can complete an expression of interest form and a member of our team will be in contact with you. 

  • What is involved in volunteering for Trócaire?

    Find out the different ways in which you can volunteer here, or read about our current volunteers and what they think about volunteering for Trócaire here and some of their experiences here. 

    For more information please contact us at [email protected]  

  • What happens when I apply to volunteer?
    • You complete an expression of interest form
    • A member of the team will be in contact with you
    • You will have a chat with your local Volunteer Officer to get to know each other, to understand a bit better what our volunteers do and for us to understand better what your interests and skills are (this can be done on Zoom, phone or face to face)
  • Who will I be in contact with?

    Your local Volunteer Officer. Members of our team are located in the four regions of Ireland.

  • Why do I have to give two references to volunteer for Trócaire?

    As a potential Trócaire volunteer you will be asked to provide two references. This is to check your suitability to carry out volunteering duties and to comply with our safeguarding commitments. 

  • How does Trócaire support volunteers?

    Your local Volunteer Officer is there to support you. They will respond to your queries and concerns and be there to encourage you along the way.  You will also attend meetings, training sessions, and webinars, and be part of a team of volunteers who are equally passionate. 

  • I am not 18 years old yet, can I volunteer for Trócaire?

    No, unfortunately not. We can only accept volunteers who are 18 years old or over. There are other ways in which you can be involved with Trócaire through your school or youth group, check with them if they are involved in Trócaire. If not, you can suggest to them to engage with our development education resources and projects.  

  • Can I volunteer overseas?

    No, we do not send volunteers overseas. 

    Trócaire has worked in partnership with local organisations for almost 50 years. It is a core and defining aspect of who we are. Our commitment to partnership stems from the belief that development must be locally-owned and driven by a vibrant local civil society and the communities they represent and work with. 

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