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!

View the Volunteer Camp Calendar 2022 Camp Calendar

We are currently seeking volunteers for our Summer Camps.
Our summer camps run over 7 and 8 days from June to August.
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



As a new volunteer you will be well supported at camp and undertake our training programme.

Summer Camps
If you are volunteering for a summer camp, your training takes place the day before camp begins.

Autumn Camps
In advance of volunteering at camp, volunteers must undertake one of the virtual training sessions below and they will also receive additional training on arrival at camp.
August 17th (6-8pm)
September 29th (6-8pm)
October 20th (6-8pm)
November 10th (6-8pm)

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.
- Antigen testing is undertaken on arrival and during camp sessions.
- Training on all our Covid-19 protocols will be provided.

Apply Now! Application Form