Volunteer Enquiry

SVP is different

Local Action with National Impact

Volunteer with the Society of St. Vincent de Paul (SVP) and become part of the largest and oldest voluntary charitable organisation in Ireland.

Our greatest strength is our volunteers, you know the issues in your community and can address immediate needs as well as helping families and individuals, young and old, move towards self-sufficiency and equal opportunity through friendship and support. Offering a little help at the right time can give people hope for the future. Sharing your time and your skills can change lives forever.

Learn more:

 Volunteer FAQ         Volunteer Stories         Request application form


Volunteer Opportunities – What Can I do?


Join a local Conference visiting people in their homes responding to their needs and requests for support. There are also specialised roles in hospitals and prisons.  Click Here for more details. 
Vincent's Shops
Support Services

How the volunteering process works?

Members/Volunteers are recruited in line with our Volunteer Recruitment Policy. In summary, potential Members/ Volunteers are asked to:
  • Request an application form, please see below.
  • Complete the application form sent to you via email
  • Provide referees, whom we will contact
  • Sign a pre garda vetting declaration
  • Undergo Garda vetting

Existing Members/Volunteers will speak with applicants about the role to ensure it is right for you.
  • Attend induction training and any other role specific training such as child protection training
  • Receive a welcome pack with all the information you need
  • Sign a volunteer agreement


Potential Members/Volunteers will be put in direct contact with:
a local visitation conference, manager of a shop or coordinator/manager of a selected services who will schedule a meeting to discuss possible start dates.


Next Steps

Once you submit the request, you will receive via email a link
to complete the application form.  

Once you complete the application, you will receive an email with further details on the volunteer role selected and on the application process. 

You will also receive a ‘Welcome Call’ from a member of our team to thank you for applying and to guide you through the next steps. 

Request an application form