Volunteering Opportunties for DCU Students

DCU Volunteer works with a number of organisations outside of the University, capturing a wide range of interests which will appeal to our student population in the form of volunteering opportuntities. The benefits to and new skills picked up by students who volunteer are numerous and outlined here.

Below is a list of organisations we are involved with - if you are interested in volunteering with one of these organisations or would like some more information about what is entailed, you contact us through our form here.

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Barretstown offers free, specially designed camps and programmes for children and their families living with a serious illness – supported behind the scenes by 24 hour on site medical and nursing care. All of the children and families come to Barretstown free of charge. Everything, including accommodation, food and medical assistance are provided at no cost to the family. You can find out more about Barretsown here

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You can find out more about getting involved with the Children's Health Foundation here

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You can find out more about Children in Hospital here

Feed Our Homeless


You can find out more about Feed Our Homeless here

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You can out more about Fighting Blindness here

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Gheel Autism Services champions and supports autistic people in the greater Dublin and North Kildare region. 

Gheel Connect is the volunteer service created by Gheel which aims to help facilitate volunteers connect to people of support with a view to forming friendships for social meet ups. There are some who find it difficult to form and maintain friendships within Gheel. Some people have very few friends outside of those paid relationships provided by staff. We feel by offering friendship in a voluntary capacity, the dynamic of the relationships shifts to one of more equal status. 

You can out more about Gheel Autism Services here

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You can find out more about the Hope Foundation here

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You can find out more Husky Rescue Ireland here

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Supported by people and our fantastic volunteers across the island of Ireland for over 60 years, Oxfam Ireland is an independent, secular, and not-for-profit organisation.Our vision is a world without poverty. 

Find out more about Oxfam Ireland here 

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You can find out more about Pieta here

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You can find out more about Remember Us here

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SERVE is an international development and volunteering organisation offering Global Citizenship Education and Volunteer Opportunities in India, Zambia, Mozambique and locally here in Ireland.

You can find out more about Serve here

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You can find out more about Stand here

You cand find out more about St Vincent de Paul here

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Trócaire tackles the root causes of poverty overseas. An important part of our work is raising awareness in Ireland. We want people in Ireland to care about global justice, but also to understand the factors that cause people to live in poverty, such as climate change, conflict and injustice.

You can find out more about Trocáire here

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VSI is the Irish branch of Service Civil International, a worldwide peace movement that began in 1920. We work to promote peace, social justice, sustainable development, and intercultural understanding through volunteering abroad and in Ireland.

You can find our more about Voluntary Service International here