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Do you have a skill that you would like to share? Do you have a favourite hobby or a passion that you would like to share with others? There are countless ways in which to volunteer – chances are if you have a skill or a hobby, there is a way to share your passion with others through volunteering. Volunteering activities can include everything from befrieding to bucket shaking, from painting fences to counting bats! To help inspire you and get you started, we have compiled some of the most popular volunteering activities on I-VOL below.

 

Befriending/Mentoring

Befriending/mentoring can offer volunteers the opportunity to provide support and friendship to a person who may be going through a difficult period, is feeling lonely, or is adjusting to a major change in their life. Potential activities can include meeting with a client to go shopping or visiting a client who might be isolated in their community to have a chat over a cup of coffee. Find a complete list of befriending /mentoring volunteering opportunities in your area on I-VOL

 

 

Administrative/Office Work

Many organisations require volunteers for office administration assistance such as reception duties, typing and research. Organisations often seek volunteers to help out at busy times with publicity campaigns or fundraising drives. Potential activities can include reception and administrative work, computing, managing a committee, and much more. Find an administrative / office volunteering opportunity in your area on I-VOL.

 

Arts (Music/Drama/Crafts)

There are lots of amazing ways to volunteer in the arts. you can volunteer by teaching, coaching, set design and assisting with a variety of arts and crafts from fine art to card making. If you’re musical, you can volunteer as a musician at a local nursing home or community centre. Of course, you don’t neccasrily have to be artistic to volunteer in the arts – why not help out behind the scenes with a local theatre group or promote an arts project in your area? Find a volunteering opportunity in the arts on I-VOL

 

 Teaching/Tutoring/Supporting Learning

Volunteering opportunities in teaching are available across all age groups and an assortment of organisations and causes.   Potential volunteering activities include literacy tutoring, leaving certiciate student support, and many others. Find a  volunteering opportunity in teaching/tutoring/supporting learning in your area on I-VOL

 

Counselling/Listening

Counselling/listening volunteers can provide practical and emotional support to others who are enduring a difficult time or recovering from a traumatic experience. There are lots of ways to volunteer and help, from counselling those suffering from depression to lending an ear to someone in any type of emotional distress. Volunteering roles are available for both qualified counsellors any anyone interested in providing support. Find a counselling/listening volunteering opportunity in your area on I-VOL

 

Youth Work

Are you passionate about enabling young people to find their voice and develop? Volunteering opportunities in youth work include a wide range of activities concerned with supporting children and young people. A few examples of volunteering activities in this area include: supervising young people, becoming a leader in a youth club, facilitating art workshops, being a positive role model for a young person, and many more! Find a volunteering role in youth work near you on I-VOL

 

Events and Stewarding

Events and stewarding volunteers are often the face of Irish festivals, events and community gatherings, provide a warm welcome to event attendees helping to ensure events run smoothly and safely. Find a complete list of volunteering roles in events / stewarding a in your area on I-VOL.

 

Teaching/Tutoring/Supporting Learning

Volunteering opportunities in teaching are available across all age groups and an assortment of organisations and causes. Potential volunteering activities include literacy tutoring, leaving certiciate student support, and many others. Find a volunteering opportunity in teaching/tutoring/supporting learning in your area on I-VOL.

 

Sports/Outdoor Activities/Coaching

Do you love the outdoors? Are you passionate about a sport? We may not always have the weather – but that doesn’t hold back thouands of volunteers from volunteering across Ireland (throughout the year!). There are lots of fantastic opportunities to volunteer and supervise and/or coach participants in a host of sporting/outdoor activities. Activities often include coaching, cailitating, and enjoying everything from abseiling to athletics. Find a complete list of volunteering role in sports / outdoor activities in your area on I-VOL

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