Volunteering at The Hygiene Bank Ireland is a bit different to usual volunteering opportunities. They are flexible roles that can easily fit around your schedule, with regular Zoom meetings to meet the other volunteers. As restrictions ease, we hope to do more in-person meet ups!
Our volunteers are go-getters, passionate about tackling hygiene poverty and not afraid to do something new.
We provide our volunteers with all the tools, training and know-how required for the role. Volunteering is an empowering social experience that gives you the opportunity to make a real and tangible difference to those living in hygiene poverty in your community. Whether you can commit a few days a week, or a few hours a month, your support can make a real difference.Volunteers must:
What volunteering roles are there?
The Hygiene Bank is powered completely by volunteers. Each Local Project is run by a committee of six people:
And each Local Project is made up of a number of Donation Coordinators who set up and manage Drop Off Points, and deliver toiletries to our Community Partners.
Set up a new Hygiene Bank in your area
If there isn’t already a Hygiene Bank project in your area, you could set a new one up. We are looking for Project Coordinators to manage our new Local Projects who are:
Setting up a Hygiene Bank is a unique opportunity to gain a whole range of skills and experience, make new friends and gain the satisfaction of working in a team that makes a real difference in your community.
To set up, new Local Projects need at least five people to make the core team. If you have friends or family who would like to set one up with you, that's a great way to start. But The Hygiene Bank can also help you build your core team if there are less than five of you.To enquire about setting up a new project, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteer with an existing Hygiene Bank Project
Our Local Projects are always taking on new volunteers, so there is always a chance for you to get involved. The first step is to contact your local Hygiene Bank Project Coordinator to have an initial chat to see what kind of support is needed. All of our volunteering is flexible, so whether you are able to give a couple of hours a week, or a couple of hours a month, you're very welcome.
Contact details for each project are listed on our Local Hygiene Banks page. Once you have made contact, fill out the application form below, and we will guide you through the onboarding process.