Apply to Volunteer with us!

Thank you your interest in volunteering. Volunteers are at the heart and soul of Barretstown. You play a leading role in providing the magical transformative experience we give our campers and their families. We could not do it without you.

Volunteers at Barretstown are know as Caras , the Irish word for friend. As a Cara you have a key role in supporting and encouraging each child to take part in all aspects of camp, while making sure they’re safe and supervised at all times. And most importantly you’ll help them have fun! This Spring we will welcome families to camp from a Friday to Sunday.

View the 22 Camp Calendar Camp Calendar

We are currently seeking volunteers for our Spring Camps.
The volunteer commitment is from 7pm Friday to 3pm Sunday for Family Camps (some camps vary slightly)
All camp dates and requirements are listed on the application form.

Prerequisites to volunteering at camp
- 19 Years or over
- You must be fully vaccinated
- Complete an Interview
- Complete Garda Vetting
- Complete Reference Checking
- Undergo a PCR test prior to arrival/on arrival at camp (organised by Barretstown)



As a new volunteer you will be well supported at camp. You must commit to one virtual training session prior to your camp session. This will be held over zoom. Additional training is also provided onsite .
20th January (6pm - 8pm)
17 February 6pm - 8pm)
24th March (6pm - 8pm)
21st April (6pm - 8pm)

Barretstown has developed a detailed COVID-19 Policy and plan for the reopening of camp to ensure the safety and wellbeing of families, volunteers and staff.

To ensure that we have covered all aspects for the safe return to programmes, we have consulted, considered and implemented the following:
-HSE & Government guidelines.
-Our Occupational Health Provider Precision Health Recommendations.

-Volunteers must be fully vaccinated.
-Complete a PCR test on arrival at camp.
- Training on all our Covid-19 protocols will be provided.

Apply Now! Application Form