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Find your best fit

Find your best fit

We require over 2,000 volunteers each year to help run our programmes. You need to be 19years or over to volunteer. 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!

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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 2,000 volunteers a year.

Other ways to help with your time

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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Still have questions?

Still have questions?

Andrea and Deirdre would be delighted to talk to you and answer any questions you may have. You can contact them on the below email address or call them on 045 864115

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