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Helping Hands Call for Volunteers

DCU staff and students are invited to give Barretstown a helping hand this summer. We are putting together a DCU team to help prepare Barretstown’s beautiful 500 acre site for the arrival of campers and families. Barretstown camps have been held virtually during the COVID-19 pandemic and with the camp reopening imminent, we need DCU staff and students to help get the camp ready.

What’s involved? 


Volunteer tasks and projects include: landscaping, housekeeping, cottage preparation, trail maintenance, painting, spreading mulch, mending fences, and organising programme areas. 


Helping Hands workdays generally run from 10am-4pm midweek and all participants receive an introductory talk and tour.


A typical day would work to the following itinerary for Helping Hands Day : 09:30: Arrive at Barretstown 

09:30 - 10:15: Intro to Barretstown and tour of Barretstown 

10:15 – 13:00: Meet the Estate Team and commence site enhancement activities 

13:00 - 13:30: Lunch 

13:30 – 15:45: Resume site enhancement activities 

15:45 – 16:00 Tree Planting 

16:00: Wrap up and depart 


How can I get involved?

Simply fill in this form indicating the dates that you're available