We require over 1,700 people to volunteer each year to help run our programmes

Come join the fun and make a positive impact on children and their families living with a serious illness.
Our volunteers are an integral part of making camp happen. We could not do it without you!

What roles can I apply for at camp?

Volunteer Cara

Cara is the Irish word for “friend”. As a Cara your role at camp is to look after the daily ...

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What should I expect?

How we support you

Training is provided for all volunteers. Spring and Autumn volunteers attend a training session prior to camp. Summer volunteers are trained as part your summer session.

At camp you’re active all day helping. Our campers get the most out of their experience through encouragement and support in all aspects of camp life while having serious fun.

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How you make a difference

Volunteers are the heart and soul of Barretstown. They play a lead role in providing the magical, transforming experience we give our campers and their families.
We could not do it without you!
We require over 1300 volunteers a year.

Other ways to help with your time

All ready to come to camp?

Camp Calendar

Not sure which camp or date fits you best? Barretstown camps run from Spring to Autumn each year ...

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Take a Tour

Where is your favourite place in Barretstown? Our new tour is launching soon. We can't wait to show ...

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Did you know we also look for seasonal paid camp staff?


We recruit Support Staff, Activity Leaders and Summer Caras each year to help us run our programmes.

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Want to do more?

Volunteering is not the only way you can help. There are so many fun ways for you to get involved and your support will make a massive difference to children living with serious illness and their families.

Ways to help