Fundraising Officer, Maternity Leave Cover

Make-A-Wish Ireland require a Fundraising Officer for a full time, fixed term 6-month Maternity Leave Cover contract to join their passionate and enthusiastic team!


The Fundraising Officer will develop and manage existing key projects primarily in the areas of Schools, Wish Day & Rope for Hope ensuring that they are well planned and executed and reach their targets in terms of income generation, donor experience and retention. The successful candidate will also establish and grow new relationships through networking.

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

  • You will possess a minimum of 3 years’ experience in sales, business development and/or event management.
  • Fundraising experience would be a distinct advantage.
  • You will be driven and resourceful with demonstrable experience in working to and achieving targets.
  • You will be a keen relationships builder who is confident presenting and pitching to a variety of audiences.

If you’re a highly driven individual with excellent organisational skills who thrives on achieving targets, loves networking and can nurture strong relationships, this could be the role for you!


The recruitment campaign for the role of Fundraising Officer is being managed exclusively on behalf of the Make-A-Wish by not-for-profit specialist recruitment consultancy Charity Careers Ireland.

If you would like to find out more about this role, please email to request the full job description and information pack prior to making your application.

Closing Date: 5pm on Monday, 22nd July 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 29th March 2019. You will also have the option to deliver school talks to primary and secondary school students. To be a community volunteer, you must be committed to the role and the mission of Make-A-Wish. We ask that you complete a minimum of 3 wish visits a year and commit to holding one fundraiser or volunteer on Wish Day. It is a very varied and fulfilling role.


If you are interested in becoming a volunteer please contact Claire on 01 2052012 or email

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


If you are interested in becoming a school visit representative please contact Mary on 01 2052012 or email

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. 


If you are interested in fundraising please contact Sheila on 01 2052012 or email