We recruit part-time volunteers on a quarterly basis throughout the year, January, May and September.

Part Time volunteers take on roles in our soup run, social club, treatment and housing services and charity shops.

All volunteers are provided with induction and training on commencement of their roles with Dublin Simon Community. Further training is provided throughout the course of the part-time volunteer placement to support volunteers in their duties.

Currently throughout our services we have nearly 200 part-time volunteers. This figure does not include the many additional casual volunteers that assist with fundraising and events throughout the year.

Part-time volunteers must be 18+ and give 3 – 7 hours one evening a week for a minimum commitment of 1 year. The roles include:

Charity Shops

Volunteers assist with the day to day running of our charity shops on Camden Street and Thomas Street.


Volunteers would work closely with the Fundraising Team to ensure that all fundraising events run smoothly and are successful.

The following volunteering positions are currently available:

  • Bag co-ordinator: Please find the full details on the role here.
  • Local Leader, click here for more details.
  • Part-time Volunteer Events Organiser, click here for more details.
  • Part-time Volunteer School Speaker, click here for more details.
  • School speakers in Dublin, Kildare, Wicklow, Meath, Cavan, Monaghan and Louth: Please find the full details on the role here.

Nightly Soup Run

The Soup Run service operates seven nights a week, 365 days a year and is operated by volunteers who work closely with our outreach team to engage people who are rough sleeping.

Participation and Development

The P&D service are looking for literacy tutors to support clients with literacy needs. A programme of meaningful activities is also provided and volunteers skilled in art, craftwork, creative writing, photography, drama, dance, singing, music, mindfulness and relaxation are always needed. If you can’t commit for the year you can also run a course of any length of 4 to 8 weeks. If you would like to deliver a creative writing course with a group of our clients we would love to hear from you.

Social Club

Volunteers run a members social club four nights a week to promote social inclusion and prevent isolation.

Treatment Services

Volunteers assist with the day to day running of the treatment services through organising group activities and social outings.

All applications go through the Dublin Simon Community volunteer recruitment procedure and are subject to Garda vetting and reference checking.

Click here to download a part-time volunteer application form    

Click here for a person specification document   

For more information on volunteering or if you have any trouble downloading the above forms please contact the volunteer office on (01) 635 4814 or email the volunteer office at ptv@dubsimon.ie

Fundraising Volunteers

If you don’t have much spare time or are unsure if you can make an ongoing commitment but would like to get involved in Dublin Simon Community, the fundraising team are always looking for volunteers to help out with their activities. This might consist of shaking buckets, church gate collections, selling tickets for events, assisting with the fun run or taking part in the mini-marathon, anything really, depending on the time of year!

If you’d like to volunteer for the fundraising department call (01) 635 4814 or email fundraising@dubsimon.ie