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Skilled Trades Person

Volunteer Ireland

About Volunteer Ireland

Volunteer Ireland is the national volunteer development agency and a support body for all local Volunteer Centres in Ireland. Our vision is every person connected to and participating in their communities to build a better Irish society. Volunteer Ireland works to increase awareness of, access to and quality in volunteering in Ireland.

What's Involved

Volunteer Ireland (VI) runs a corporate volunteer programme where corporate employees volunteer for a day to paint or refurbish facilities and gardens for charities and community groups. The aim of the corporate programme is two-fold:
1) provide a connection to the community and a meaningful volunteer opportunity for employee volunteers;
2) create and achieve engaging, usable and enjoyable spaces for charities and their service users.

We are looking to connect with a number of individuals, who are skilled in a trade - plastering, painting, carpentry, landscaping and horticulture. We also have occasional need for architects, plumbers and electricians. We might need a plasterer to skim walls in a community centre common room; a landscaper to build a garden patio or walkway at an older person's residential unit; or a carpenter to build storage at a community afterschool programme where they can store their art supplies.

We envision calling on volunteers occasionally, to meet with us at the charity facilities, to advise on projects and also to put your skills to use during or before the volunteer project day. All agreed materials and supplies would be covered by the project budget, it's your time and expertise that we are looking for. It's also important to highlight that budgets for these projects are generally very tight so we are looking for individuals who are comfortable working within limited budgets.

Further information about our Corporate Volunteer Programme here

What's required for this position

Skilled trades people - plasterers, painters, carpenters, landscapers and horticulturists. We also have occasional need for architects, plumbers and electricians.

  • Architecture/ Design
  • Trades/ Operative/ Manual

Level of English required for this role:
Intermediate English

Times and commitment required for this role


Minimum time commitment: Flexible

Other Details

Location of volunteering opportunity:
This opportunity will take place at a variety of Dublin based locations. However, VI is located at 18 Eustace St., Temple Bar, Dublin 2.

Other location details:
Dublin, Leinster

Also available in these counties
Dublin - City, Dublin - Dun Laoghaire/ Rathdown, Dublin - Fingal, Dublin - South Dublin County

Screening details for this role:

  • Informal Interviews
  • References
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)

Volunteers will be provided with the following supports:

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

Volunteers with the following challenges will be supported in this role

  • Physical Disability
  • Mental Health Difficulties

Age restrictions:
Over 18

Is this opportunity suitable for groups/teams of volunteers?

Benefits you will receive as a volunteer

A great opportunity for those with trade skills to help improve the lives of those who are most disadvantaged in our society whether it be youth, people with disabilities, older people, those who are homeless etc.

Getting there

Volunteering will take place at a variety of locations in Dublin city and county. It might be easiest if the individual had a car so they could drive to and meet VI staff at the charity location however this is not an absolute requirement.

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