ways you can volunteer

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There are many ways you can volunteer with the Irish Red Cross. 

Be a befriending volunteer

Could you spare an hour or two a month, help make the future brighter for someone who feels alone or isolated.

Be a community driver volunteer

If you have a driving licence, you could help people in your community with access to transport service.

You could support local elderly events, help clients attend appointments or support migrants move into the community.

Be a community links volunteer

Help support vulnerable people connect with local community services and supports.

Support people in care

From having a chat to providing therapeutic care, volunteer to help tackle social isolation.

Supporting refugees and asylum seekers

Provide support to refugees, asylum seekers and vulnerable migrants by volunteering as a community driver, migration volunteer coordinator or a buddy volunteer helping people integrate into local communities.

Be a trainer volunteer

If you have the time to share your knowledge, you could help train volunteers and the public.

Benefits of volunteering with us

You can expect:

To make a real difference to someone’s life

To be valued and respected, whoever you are and whatever your background

Opportunities to expand your role and learn new skills

Recognition of the skills and experience you bring to the organisation

The widest range of volunteer opportunities

You can choose a role to suit you. You could learn about other cultures or volunteer with the elderly in your community.

You could help someone who has lost their home in a fire or have a chat with residents in a care home.

Taking the next step

For further information about ways you can volunteer, please email healthandsocialcare@redcross.ie. or call 01-642-4600 

Your gift will save lives

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