Volunteering for Concern

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Volunteering for Concern

As a charity, Concern Worldwide is always on the lookout for volunteers. Please see here for details on the opportunities to help as a volunteer in Ireland.

The work of volunteers is central to everything we do, and the scale of the input of volunteers isn't always visible but it is truly remarkable.

Volunteer overseas

Wherever possible, Concern employs people from the countries in which we work. As well, our overseas volunteers generally require some previous experience or relevant qualifications.

Find out more about volunteering overseas.

Volunteer overseas as an EU Aid Volunteer

The EU Aid Volunteer initiative is a great opportunity for junior and senior professionals looking to work in humanitarian response and development. Successful applicants benefit from a three-month apprenticeship in Concern Worldwide's Dublin office, followed by a 12-month placement overseas in one of Concern's country offices.

Our most recent cohort of EU Aid Volunteers have been deployed to Haiti, Malawi and Sierra Leone after completing their three-month apprenticeship in our Dublin office.

Concern’s five Concern EU Aid Volunteers; Hanne, Caroline, Paolo, Sarah and Agathe with Concern’s CEO Dominic MacSorley during their three month apprenticeship in Dublin. Photo: Concern Worldwide.

Find out more about how to become an EU Aid Volunteer.

Organise your own fundraising event

Fancy having your own event for Concern? For tips and advice on running a fundraiser click here. Please register your event with us so we can give you any assistance you need.


You can become an adjudicator or timekeeper with our secondary schools debating competition. If you decide to help, you’ll get all the support you need from our ever-so-friendly Debates team.

The debates run in the evenings, from October to March at various locations nationwide. Click here to find out more.

To find out more, contact us at [email protected]

Volunteer Awards Scheme

To mark National Volunteer Week in Ireland, we celebrate the many hundreds of volunteers who have been making such a vital contribution to Concern’s work in Ireland through our Volunteer Awards.

Concern Community Ambassadors & Groups

Whoever you are, wherever you’re from and whatever your interests, you can change lives by giving as little as three hours per year. Our Concern community initiatives need people with all types of skills and expertise to help raise awareness and funds in your community. Please go to our Community Ambassadors & Groups page to find out more.