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Support an Irish charitable organisation by helping in a charity shop. A full immersion experience with homestay and a unique way to discover Ireland!
Ireland is a wonderful country; it is safe, friendly, English speaking, rich in heritage, history and culture. From vibrant, exciting cities to spectacular countryside – it’s a magical place to visit. It’s also a wonderful place to stay and immerse yourself doing meaningful volunteer work.
CTL places participants in local charity shops. These shops are run by non-profit and charitable organisations to generate some income to support their core activities such as supporting vulnerable people or running educational activities with children. The shops receive donations and sell them to the public. The shops are run by professional staff and local volunteers. One of our charity shops is based in the friendly and busy town of Clonmel and it has two locations where volunteers can help: the shop based on the main street and a sorting office that includes a furniture store, a bookshop and bric-a-brac. The other shops are based in various friendly towns across the country.
Volunteer work includes: providing sales assistance to shoppers, sorting donations into recycling and shop stock, steam cleaning shop stock clothing, moving, cleaning and restoring furniture.
Projects are supported by employed coordinators but are primarily managed by a dedicated team of local volunteers.
Who are we looking for?
Volunteers are required to be adaptable, flexible people. The must be over 18 when the project starts. They will join a group of workers and local volunteers comprised of people from different backgrounds and different age group. Volunteers need to be able to partake in teamwork, but personal motivation, maturity and responsibility are also important. Any skills or experience with retail sales, particularly clothes or furniture is an advantage. Volunteers with an interest in DIY or an eye for interior design and decoration would be highly valued.
Volunteers joining the project should have at least an intermediate level of spoken English. This is a good project for participants to improve their English as they will be working side by side with other Irish volunteers.
Charity shops are located in various towns in Ireland such as in Clonmel, County Tipperary. Clonmel town is a busy town that provides shopping and various services for people of the surrounding rural area. It has a population of about 18,000 people. It is located 2 ½ hours from the capital city Dublin and 1 ½ hours from Cork city. Clonmel is well served by bus and train services. The town is nestled in the Comeragh Mountains with the Knockmealdown Mountains to the South and legendary Slievenamon to the East. Hillwalking and cycling are popular local activities. There is always something happening in Clonmel, with frequent theatre, concerts, live music, art exhibitions and festivals.