Careers

Office Support Volunteer

Make-A-Wish Ireland require an Office Support Volunteer who will assist the Corporate Fundraising Department with key projects and events and to play an effective role within the Volunteering & Fundraising Department.

Working hours: 10am – 2pm (part-time or full-time position, hours flexible)

Responsibilities include the following:

  • Database management
  • Conduct research for Corporate Social responsibility partnerships in Ireland
  • To assist on other key corporate fundraising initiatives
  • General administrative tasks

To succeed in this role, the ideal candidate will possess the following skills and experience:

  • IT skills including word and excel
  • Charity experience desirable but not essential
  • Ability to work as a team member
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Flexibility
  • Good writing skills with an attention to detail

Desirable:

  • Experience in database management
  • Experience of working in an office environment

APPLICATION DETAILS:

Please email volunteer@makeawish.ie with a cover letter and CV.

Closing date for application 5pm on 30 September 2019.

Community Volunteer

As a community volunteer you will be involved in visiting wish children to find out their one true wish, attending events on behalf of Make-A-Wish, raising awareness of Make-A-Wish in your area and assisting with our national fundraising day - Wish Day. You will also have the option to deliver school talks to primary and secondary school students.

We would ask our volunteers to commit to the below each year:

  • Participate in a minimum of 3 wish visits (if available in your area)
  • Participate in our annual Wish Day
  • Attend cheque presentations or organise one fundraising event
  • Link us with your place of work and local schools if appropriate
  • School visits (if available during the day)

Becoming a volunteer with Make-A-Wish is a very worthwhile and rewarding experience. We are currently recruiting Community Volunteers in the following counties:

Carlow, Kerry, Kilkenny, Kildare, Leitrim, Louth, Mayo, Monaghan, Offaly, Tipperary, Westmeath and Wexford

Apply:

To become a community volunteer, you will need to complete an application form which will be emailed to you. Once your application is processed you will be required to complete a phone interview, Garda vetting and formal training. Make-A-Wish Ireland reserve the right to reject volunteer applications at any stage during this process.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer please contact Claire on 01 205 2007 or email volunteer@makeawish.ie.

School Visits Representative

Schools play a very important part in helping Make-A-Wish grant wishes. School visits not only spread the magic of Make-A-Wish, but also educate students on how they can help support us. Children who are living with a life-threatening medical condition spend most of their time in hospitals undergoing painful treatments instead of attending school. 

Young people really identify with what it must be like for another child to be sick and restricted in what they can do. The School Visit Representative volunteer role involves visiting Primary and Secondary schools around Ireland and informing students on the work that Make-A-Wish do and how they can help. In some cases, we offer a cheque presentation to schools that have raised money, to thank students personally for their hard work.

Time Commitment

Throughout the school year

Apply

If you are interested in becoming a school visit representative please contact Mary on 01 2052012 or email volunteer@makeawish.ie

Fundraising Volunteers

Our fundraising volunteers donate their time and skills to support us in organising events in their local communities and get involved with the team in initiatives all over the country.

We rely on fundraising volunteers to continue to grant a wish to EVERY eligible child in Ireland. Do you have a fundraising idea? Are you doing a marathon? Coffee morning or fashion show?

You will find some inspiring fundraising ideas HERE

Make-A-Wish reserves the right to refuse an application to fundraise or volunteer for the charity. 

Apply:

If you are interested in fundraising please contact Sheila on 01 2052012 or email sheila@makeawish.ie