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Volunteer Project Coordinator

Dublin City Volunteer Centre

About Dublin City Volunteer Centre

Our mission is to promote the value of volunteering and increase the range and quality of volunteering in Dublin City. Further information available here ...

What's Involved

A Volunteer Project Coordinator is needed Dublin City Volunteer Centre's The Doorway Initiative . If you are a highly organised, self-motivated and and passionate about the benefits of volunteering for refugees and asylum seekers then get in touch today!

The Doorway Initiative aims to enable asylum seekers and refugees who are are currently staying in a reception centre, to volunteer at a number of events in Dublin over the summer. The pilot project will take place from June to September and will consist of three to four volunteering events. Each event aims to involve 10 – 20 volunteers. As volunteer project coordinator, your role will involve connecting in with charities hosting events, overseeing the recruitment of volunteers, coordinating logistics and administration and volunteering alongside the participants.

The initiative was created, as Dublin City Volunteer Centre recognises that volunteering is an effective way for people with a refugee/ asylum seeker background to feel connected to their new community, build a network, make friends and grow skills. However, volunteering can be difficult for people who are living in reception centres due to their transient nature and logistical challenges. This project aims to spark an interest in volunteering amongest participants and to explore different concepts of facilitating volunteering for people in transition.

Roles/ Responsibilities

  • Assist people staying in a reception centre to have fun volunteering at charity events.
  • Communicating / coordinate with the nominated Volunteer Event Leader, who will be in charge of the recruitment of participants.
  • Communicating with participating volunteers, make logistical arrangements and answer questions as they arise. .
  • Collaborating with the hosting charity organisation to ensure a smooth volunteering experience. Volunteering alongside participants.
  • Record Keeping
  • Assisting with the project impact report.
  • What's required for this position


  • People person
  • Passion for equality and inclusion
  • An interest in integration and in volunteering alongside asylum seekers and refugees

  • Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Event Management
  • Clear and effective Communication Skills
  • Basic administration experience ( Microsoft office and CRM system/ Salesforce)
  • Desirable: previous experience in working/ volunteering alongside people from a refugee/ asylum seeker background.
  • Level of English required for this role:
    Fluent English

    Times and commitment required for this role


    Minimum time commitment: 3 months

    Hours required: 5hrs

    Other Details

    Location of volunteering opportunity:
    Dublin City Volunteer Centre, Unit 4 Whitefriars, Aungier Street, Dublin 2 or remotely from home; various locations across Dublin City

    Screening details for this role:

    • Informal Interviews
    • Application Form

    Volunteers will be provided with the following supports:

    • Support/ advice/ recognition
    • Initial induction and training
    • Reimbursement of expenses
    • Insurance cover

    Age restrictions:
    Over 21

    Is this opportunity suitable for groups/teams of volunteers?

    Benefits you will receive as a volunteer

    Throughout the project you will be offered support and recognition. It will provide experience in project developed, execution and evaluation. Furthermore, through this role you will creating a truly positive impact for people who are new to Ireland.

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