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How to apply

  1. Download and complete the Volunteer Application Form.
  2. Submit your completed Volunteer Application Form. You can send your completed form to our Volunteer Co-ordinator by email, post or submitting online.

Volunteer Coordinator, Brothers of Charity Services Galway, Woodlands, Renmore, Galway, H91 KN20

Volunteer Coordinator, Brothers of Charity Services Roscommon, Lanesboro Street, Roscommon, F42 XA62

Read about some of the frequently asked questions below.

I don’t have any experience can I still volunteer?

We know that everybody has something to give, no particular skills are needed just a willingness to commit your time, a welcoming manner and a desire to get involved.

How much time would I need to give?

That is up to you – the time required as a volunteer is very flexible, from 1- 2 hours per week to 2 – 8 hours per month. We will work with you and your availability to find a volunteering opportunity that suits both you and the person/service you are supporting.  We do ask for a commitment of at least 6 months if you are a Befriending Volunteer.  This is because once you have established a relationship with someone in our services, it is important that this support is consistent and regular.

Will I receive training?

You will receive induction training before you start volunteering.  This includes topics such as disability awareness, communication, health and safety and safeguarding.

Will I have support?

We have a dedicated volunteer co-ordinator to support our volunteers through the process of Garda vetting, induction, training, and matching with a suitable volunteering opportunity.  We also provide ongoing support and training to all of our volunteers.

What do I get from Volunteering?

Our volunteers play a vital role in our work and in return, you will:

  • meet new people
  • become disability and accessibility aware
  • share in our vision to include people who often, through no fault of their own, may live their lives at the margins of society
  • be given the opportunity to share your experiences and time with others

Volunteers are active throughout counties Galway and Roscommon (either in the home of a person or their local community).

You can choose a geographical location that suits you.

Irish speakers are always welcome for volunteering in South Connemara.