Apply to Volunteer with us!

We are delighted you have decided to apply to volunteer! You are now a step closer to experience the magic of volunteering with Barretstown !

We are now looking for volunteers for our Spring and Summer 2018 programmes which commence in mid-February.

You will find the link to the online application form below where you can select your camp and role preferences. All spring and summer camps dates are listed on the application form.

Spring volunteer places will be offered on a rolling basis.

Summer volunteer closing date is 16th February with places being offered early April.

Volunteer Requirements

• You must be at least 18 years or over

• You need to be fluent in English

• You need to be available for the full length of the camp session/outreach programme

• You need to attend a training session prior to taking up your role at camp (if based in Ireland)

Spring Training Dates:

Thursday 25th Jan 5.30pm - 9.00pm or Thursday 8th March 5.30pm - 9.00pm

Summer Training is included as part of your camp session.

Choose your session

Please have a look at our camp calendar and indicate your session preferences on your application form. ...

Camp Calendar

Not sure which camp or date fits you best? Barretstown camps run from Spring to Autumn each year and offer a range of exciting camps for all ages.

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Submit your documents

Please note: We have one volunteering application form for all roles and sessions. When completing your form please review our camp calendar first and indicate the session(s) and role(s) you are interested in.

Please submit:

- Online Application Form Below
You will also be required to submit the following documents once offered a volunteer place at camp:
- 2 References (all applicants)
- Garda Vetting (all applicants)
- Criminal Background Check from Country of Origin (applicants whose country of birth is not Ireland)

Vetting Procedure Explained

Vetting Procedure

The National Vetting Bureau Act (Children and Vulnerable Persons) 2012 - 2016 provides a legislative basis for the mandatory vetting of persons who wish to undertake certain work or activities relating to children or vulnerable persons or to provide certain services to children or vulnerable persons. All volunteers must under go Garda Vetting.

In addition applicants whose country of birth is not Ireland must supply a Criminal Background Check from Country of Origin.

These will be requested once offered a place at camp.

Get Ready for Camp!

A bit nervous? Nothing to worry about, if you are selected we will give you all the training you'll need prior to camp! ...

New volunteers based in Ireland for our spring and autumn camps must attend a volunteer training day prior to the session (listed below). Summer volunteers your training day is part of your summer sessions so you don’t need to attend separately, you will arrive a day before the campers do. Details of training requirements will be emailed you once selected as a volunteer.

Spring Training Dates: Thursday 25th Jan (17.30-21.00) or Thursday 8th March (17.30-21.00)