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Shine A Light – National Family Carers Awareness Day Collector

Family Carers Ireland

About Family Carers Ireland

Family Carers Ireland is a national voluntary organisation for and of family carers in the home. Family carers provide high levels of care to a range of people including frail older people, people with severe disabilities, the terminally ill and children with special needs. - aim to provide family carers with emotional and practical supports - promote the interests of family carers and those receiving care in the home - lobby and advocate in an effort to gain recognition and social justice for carers' invaluable contribution to Irish society - work in partnership with other organisations to further the interests and welfare of family carers

What's Involved

Can you spare three hours to help us on Friday 21st June?
Shine a Light is our national day to raise awareness of family carers in Ireland while raising much-needed funds to support them through the sale of our heart-shaped pins for €2.

As June 21st is the summer solstice, the longest day of the year, it is an appropriate day to shine a light on the contribution of family carers and to raise awareness of the supports offered by Family Carers Ireland..

Did you know that 1 in 10 people (355,000) care for a loved one or family friend and that this figure is set to rise to 1 in 5 by 2030?

What's required for this position

Fluent in English.

  • Event management/ Fundraising
  • Personable Skills

Level of English required for this role:
Fluent English

Times and commitment required for this role


Minimum time commitment: Once Off

Hours required: 3hrs Once off

Other Details

Location of volunteering opportunity:
Collecting in Dublin near Heuston Station

Screening details for this role:

  • No screening

Volunteers will be provided with the following supports:

  • Support/ advice/ recognition
  • Insurance cover

Age restrictions:
Over 16

Is this opportunity suitable for groups/teams of volunteers?

Benefits you will receive as a volunteer

Help raise awareness of Family Carers in Ireland

Getting there

Dublin Bus, train or Luas to Heuston

  • This opportunity is posted by:
  • Volunteer Centre: Dublin City
Volunteer Ireland is delighted to acknowledge the support of:
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