How Fundraising Volunteering Works

Our Fundraising Department needs year-round help in order to run various fundraising events. With outside funding constantly decreasing, these events are vital to ensure that our organisation can continue to provide care to those who need it.

The Fundraising Department has full-time and occasional volunteers. In the run-up to fundraising events more volunteers are needed to help with preparations.

Fundraising Volunteers help with the organising and running of several events during to year, to read our full calendar please click here

  • Spring Raffle: April
  • Open Gardens: May-August
  • Mini Marathon: June
  • Sunflower Days: June
  • Little Flower of Life: July
  • Ireland’s Biggest Coffee Morning: September
  • Dublin City Marathon: October
  • Light Up A Life: December

To organise and run these and other events, the Fundraising Department needs volunteers to:

  • Make phone calls.
  • Help with preparations for events – decoration of venues, etc.
  • Package goods and organise their distribution for Light Up A Life.
  • Provide administrative support.
  • Help with raffle ticket sales.

Fundraising Supporters’ Events

Occasionally, Fundraising Volunteers might be asked to help with events that are organised by external supporters. These can include race nights, benefit nights, sport nights or special performancesIn these cases, volunteers act as ambassadors for Our Lady’s Hospice & Care Services.  They may also be asked to do some of the following:

  • Collect entrance fees.
  • Accept donations in a secured collection bucket.
  • Sell raffle tickets/ programmes.

About our Fundraising Volunteers

Volunteers of all ages and backgrounds are welcome to help us. We also welcome transition year students from a number of local schools who help us out as part of their community service programme.

Volunteers receive a mandatory training programme (normally covering two full Saturdays), plus ongoing training when necessary. All volunteers are fully Garda vetted and are interviewed by the Fundraising Volunteer coordinator, Mary Brien.

Those who are thinking of becoming Fundraising Volunteers should be organised, tactful, a team player, reliable, punctual, flexible and have a great sense of humour!