- Be aged 18 or over
- Attend an induction session
- Read all our policies
- Read our volunteer handbook
What volunteering roles are there?
Set up a new Hygiene Bank in your area
If there isn’t already a Hygiene Bank project in your area, you could set up a new one. Being a Project Coordinator involves setting up drop off points to collect hygiene and personal grooming items and seeking out Community Partners in your area who will receive them. Three team members is the recommended minimum starting number. Usually one person is the nominated Project Coordinator for administration purposes but together the team set up drop off points, collect and sort donations, deliver them to local community partners, fundraise and engage in community activities to raise awareness of The Hygiene Bank Ireland. New projects are supported by the Head Office team to get going in finding Drop Off Points and Community Partners.
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 leading and working in a team that makes a real difference in your community.New project coordinators will be supported by Head Office in fundraising the costs needed to help set up a new project. This is usually around €250. If you would like to set up a project in your area please fill in the application form below.
Volunteer with an existing Hygiene Bank Project
First step is to contact your local Hygiene Bank Project Coordinator to have an initial chat and support them with whatever is needed, anything from setting up additional drop off points to grow the project, collecting, sorting or delivering donations to community partners or maybe social media. Contact details for each project are listed on our Our Banks page. Once you have made contact, fill out the application form below, and we will guide you through the onboarding process.