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Apply to Volunteer with us!

Thank you for your interest in volunteering.

Thank you for your interest in volunteering. It has been a very challenging year and so quiet without our wonderful campers and volunteers on-site here at Barretstown. We have been busy planning for next years programmes to ensure the safety of our campers, volunteers and staff at all times. Camp for 2021 will look a little different from our traditional programmes. The majority of our camps will be family weekends throughout 2021 from Ireland only with no international programmes. We will also continue throughout next year to run our virtual programmes and deliver activity kits into the hospitals.

Our on-site camp and outreach volunteering opportunities will be limited at least for the first part of the year to ensure everyone’s safety. We will continue to monitor the situation and update our website of our programmes and volunteer opportunities as we enter into 2021.

Please see below how you can help us to bring the magic of Barretstown to our campers and how through Barretstown Live we have continued to serve our campers and their families.

Please see details on how to record your video. This will be included in our virtual program for all families and campers to enjoy.

Handy Tips
• Try and keep the video length under 5 minutes
• Turn your mobile landscape to record the video and make sure you are standing in the centre of the frame
• Try to have a neutral background and record in a quiet area
• Try to get the light behind the camera and not the person being filmed
• Please email recruit@barretstown.org if you would like to send us your cool skill to share with the campers.

Barretstown Live

Barretstown Live

During these difficult and worrying times, we’re keeping the Barretstown magic alive. That’s why we have developed our BARRETSTOWN LIVE PROGRAMME. This innovative online interactive camp experience allows us to continue serving children living with a serious illness.

Please click here for more information on our Virtual Programmes

Application Process

We have one volunteering application form for all roles and sessions.

Volunteer applications are currently closed due to Covid-19.

- Online Application Form
- 15/20 Minute Interview
- 2 References (after offer)
- Garda Vetting (after offer)
- Criminal Background Check from Country of Origin (applicants whose country of birth is not Ireland) (after offer)

Volunteer Requirements

Volunteer Requirements

-You must be at least 19 years or over
-You need to be fluent in English
-You need to be available for the full length of the camp programme.
-Training will be provided for all programmes.

Get Ready for Camp!

Get Ready for Camp!

A bit nervous? Nothing to worry about, we will give you all the training you'll need prior to volunteering with us. You will also be paired with a returning volunteer for guidance.