We encourage all of our students to participate in Volunteering during their time in the college. Volunteering can be a great way to enhance your college experience, providing an opportunity to give back to the community while also developing both personally and professionally.
As well as being fun, it can really enhance your CV and employers look very favourably on volunteering because they see that you can develop essential skills that they need such as communication and teamwork skills. Volunteering creates a ripple effect that enriches recipients, you, and society at large. By volunteering, you can contribute to worthwhile causes, help individuals in need, and aid organisations that are making the world a better place.
Each year, on the last Thursday of September, our “Volunteers Fair” takes place in our study hall. Several of our volunteer partners are on hand to let you know what they do, and how you can become part of their organisation through volunteering. An added benefit of volunteering while with us, is that you can also earn a digital badge (Active Volunteer Badge or Fundraising Badge).
How do I volunteer? What do I do next?
Click here and complete the Expression of Interest Form with your organisation of your choice. Your details will be sent on to the relevant organisation, who will contact you directly.
Volunteer Partners 2022/2023
The Rainbow Club aims to help, support, and teach people about Autism, how to live every day with it, and the challenges it brings to the child and family. The Rainbow Club teach children and young people to communicate, make new friends, be part of a group, learn new skills, and how to be themselves, proudly accepting Autism, and finding their own place in the world. The club supports children, teens and young adults and their families living with autism by bridging the gap in services and activities so that they can reach their full potential.
Young SVP provides opportunities to engage in social action in local communities and encourages personal and social development. Whether you are at school, a third-level college, or are looking to get involved in your community; the SVP Youth Development Programme offers a wide range of opportunities to engage in positive social action in your local area.
Joining the SVP Youth Development Programme provides a great opportunity for personal and social development whilst gaining an understanding of the ethos, mission and aims of SVP. The programme will enable you to develop projects that will improve the lives of others and gain a better understanding of Social Justice.
Contact David Tyrell on email@example.com for further information.
Cork Volunteer Centre provides a placement service, matching individuals who would like to volunteer, with non-profit organisations who involve volunteers in their activities. Advice and support are offered to both volunteers and non-profit organisations through a range of services including information, consultation, volunteer management training and Garda vetting administration.
Foróige is the leading youth organisation in Ireland and has been working with young people since 1952. Their purpose is to enable young people to involve themselves consciously and actively in their development and in the development of society.
Foróige works with all young people through their general services. Foróige Clubs, Foróige Juniors, Foróige Interest Clubs, Foróige Youth Cafés. It encourages young people to take responsibility for themselves and to be part of shaping the world around them while developing their talents, skills and abilities.
SERVE is a development and volunteering organisation committed to providing equal opportunities for poor communities living in Southern Africa, South-East Asia, and South America.
Inspired by the belief that ‘Solidarity In Action’ can improve the lives of the most vulnerable, SERVE works in partnership with local communities and organisations to offer high-quality vocational and educational learning opportunities, helping young people gain employment or start and develop their businesses.
Since 2003, SERVE has placed over 1,200 volunteers on overseas assignments and contributed over €20 million to development projects.
Trócaire turns the compassion of the Irish people into life-changing support for some of the world’s poorest people. It works in partnership with communities in over 20 countries to relieve poverty and tackle injustice. It does this thanks to the support of people all over Ireland, as well as with the help of their institutional partners.
The Crann Centre creates personalised solutions for people living with neuro-physical disabilities. At their purpose-built, and fully accessible facility, we will help their clients and their family flourish as they move through life together. Their services are focused on, but not limited to, people who have Spina Bifida, Hydrocephalus, Muscular Dystrophy, Cerebral Palsy, Multiple sclerosis, Childhood Stroke and Spinal Cord Injury.
Autism Assistance Dogs Ireland focus is to train and place highly skilled autism assistance dogs. Assistance dogs are trained to the highest international standards to provide safety to children in public places. Assistance dogs enable children to go out and about safely and reduce anxiety not just for the child but for the whole family. They can be a lifeline for children and their families when a child is suffering from the sometimes-debilitating symptoms of autism. In addition to the working assistance dogs, we provide companion dogs. Companion dogs can be a welcome friend to someone who struggles to form relationships with their peers and can help reduce anxiety for children and adults with autism. Whilst they don’t have access rights to public places like the assistance dog, they can provide much needed companionship within the home. They also promote responsibility and encourage a healthy exercise routine.