Without people like you, there wouldn't be a network of local Hygiene Banks supporting communities across Ireland.
As an organisation made up entirely of volunteers, we are always accepting new volunteers to join the team.
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 and some in person events to meet other volunteers.
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.
- Share our passion for tackling hygiene poverty
- Be aged 18 or over
- Attend an induction session
- Read our volunteer handbook
- Read and adhere to all our policies and code of conduct
What volunteering roles are there?
The Hygiene Bank Ireland is powered completely by volunteers. There are a number of roles that you can get involved with, but every volunteer starts with...
1. Running a Hygiene Drive
If you decide to join The Hygiene Bank Ireland, your first job will be to run a Hygiene Drive at work, college or with a local club. Get your friends, colleagues or team mates together, collect some hygiene items together and work with your Local Project to donate them to a Community Partner. Community Partners are charities and voluntary organisations who work with some of Ireland's most disadvantaged and marginalised communities and they know the best way for the hygiene items to make a difference.
Once you have successfully completed your first Hygiene Drive, you can join your Local Project and commit more regularly to The Hygiene Bank Ireland. Whilst volunteering as a Donation Coordinator in your Local Project you will...
2. Set up a Drop Off Point
Drop Off Points are boxes set up in local businesses that allows the general public to donate hygiene items to The Hygiene Bank Ireland. As a Donation Coordinator, your role will be to manage this Drop Off Point, empty it and deliver the donated products to one of our local Community Partners.
As we are a growing organisation, we regularly advertise vacant roles in a Local Project Committee or in Head Office. Any volunteer can...
3. Apply to join their Local Project Committee or Head Office Team.
All volunteers are encouraged to apply for additional roles as they are advertised, if you would like to share your skills with us, we will gratefully accept them. All vacant roles are advertised in our newsletters and there will be an informal interview to make sure you are well suited to the role.
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. 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.
Getting involved is easy- Fill out the application form below, sign up to our next induction session and we will guide you through the on-boarding process.
If you would like to find out more before coming to induction, you can chat to your Local Project Coordinator. Contact details for each project are listed on our Local Hygiene Banks page.
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