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Volunteering at Galway Simon

In 1979, Galway Simon Community was set up by a group of volunteers who refused to accept homelessness on the streets of Galway. Today, volunteers remains an integral part of our organisation.

Our fantastic volunteers give their time on a casual or part-time basis in a variety of roles. Our volunteers give anything from one hour to a few days a week out of their spare time.

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Full Time volunteering roles

Full Time Volunteering

Full time volunteers from Europe come to Galway Simon to work alongside our skilled staff in our services.

The full time volunteer typically spends nine to twelve months at Galway Simon and are an integral part of our team, bringing their skills and energy to the work we do.

Please contact [email protected] if you have any questions.

Casual volunteering roles include:

Event volunteers:

Our event volunteers support us for once off and annual fundraising events that we hold. Responsibilities are varied depending on the event and can include stewarding, ticketing, hospitality and much more.

Shop volunteers:

If you like a retail setting or engaging with customers, this is the perfect volunteer role for you. Both of our shops on Sea Road and Sean Mulvoy Road are staffed with volunteers and each of them works as a shop assistant for a minimum of 4 hours a week.

Housing Support Volunteer:

This role involves helping out in our housing services by spending time and engaging in activities with clients along with assisting our qualified staff members with daily tasks in the house.

Be-friending Volunteer:

This role involves meeting with one of our clients on a weekly basis to spend time together or do something you both love. Volunteers are matched with clients based on their skills and the support needed.  Activities can include going for walks, grabbing a coffee together or watching sports.

Skills Sharing Volunteer:

Some people like to volunteer their time to share particular skills or knowledge they may have that is of interest to our clients. We are always open to new ideas for this role so if you have a skill you would like to share, we would love to hear from you. To name a few examples, we’ve had guitar lessons, hairdressing and painting, woodwork and literacy classes.

Corporate Volunteering:

Volunteering and skills sharing is a practical and tangible way for businesses to support and strengthen our local community. Right now we are looking for individuals, businesses and groups to share their talent and expertise with us.

Casual volunteering roles include: Apply to become a part-time or casual volunteer

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