Do you have the time and skill to be a volunteer?
Whatever your skills or experience, whatever your age or ability, whatever your time commitment, we have a wide range of volunteering opportunities at SHARE.
Volunteers are needed to assist in all areas of the Share Centre both short-term and long-term. We run the Outdoor Course which is training programme designed to give you the experience required to work at SHARE.
In order to provide a safe environment for the guests visiting SHARE, All staff and long term volunteers must be vetted in accordance with the guidelines provided by Access NI for the protection of children and vulnerable adults. Please therefore download, complete and return the vetting form with all necessary requirements as outlined in the document to email@example.com.
Carers / Companions
Befriend and assist elderly and disabled guests here on their holidays throughout the summer. Accompany them on day trips, serve meals, organise evening entertainment, listen and chat with them over a pint in an Irish pub. Elderly stroke patients need your help to make the most of their summer holidays at the Share Centre.
Assist our team of arts workers in developing, designing, and delivering a variety of arts workshops in theatre, drama, music, dance, arts & crafts, pottery and photography. We need creative and motivated people to help run workshops for people with disabilities, youth groups, primary and secondary schools and the elderly. Workshops are designed to suit the need of each group, each one individual and creative. Opportunities exist for people to create project ideas, assist with existing workshops or work behind the scenes making costumes, scenery and props.
Come and join our team of senior volunteers, aged 50+. These volunteers give their time throughout the year, and pass on their skills and experience to the next generation. Over the winter learn to sail, and in the summer you could be taking a group of stroke patients out for a sailing session. Learn to powerboat over 2 weekends, and during May and June you could be taking a primary school out banana skiing. Our Senior Volunteers use their skills and experience to repair our equipment and engines, they drive the buses to take disabled children to the beach and they befriend elderly stroke patients during their holidays.
Those Currently Out Of Work
Wonderful opportunities exist for people who are temporarily, or long-term unemployed. Your time and energies are needed to help people with disabilities in a variety of activities. Accompany a young child in a wheelchair as he goes sailing, help a person with impaired sight attempt the climbing wall, take an archery session with primary school children, or organise an evening of Irish music for elderly stroke patients. Whatever your skills or talents, put them to good use at the Share Centre. Use the experience to develop your skills and expand your CV, and gain nationally recognised qualifications in the outdoors. Use this experience as a stepping stone towards re-entering the workforce
Every summer the Share Centre welcomes about 20 international volunteers from all over the world, to come and help. These volunteers stay between 1 week to 1 year, living and working alongside our staff and volunteers. They participate in a variety of jobs from helping the disabled, to working in the Centre's garden, to assisting our Arts programme. Any young international volunteers, who are interested in short or long term volunteering at the Share Centre, please enquire. We are a member of the European Voluntary Scheme, which places young volunteers throughout the world. .
Food and accommodation are provided for all volunteers, and travel expenses within Ireland are reimbursed. Volunteers have access to all the facilities offered at Share. Accommodation for long term volunteers is provided in two houses, both located one-quarter mile from the main Share site. Long term volunteers also receive a small weekly allowance to cover other expenses - and must be a minimum of 18 years of age. Short term volunteers must be a minimum of 16 years of age. All volunteers are offered programmes of training to support development of their work at Share
Whatever your skills or experience ...
Whatever your age or ability ...
Whatever your time commitment ...
Enquire about the volunteering opportunities at the Share Holiday Village.
Do any of these reflect your interests or abilities?
- Short-term Volunteering, 1-2 weeks
- Long-term Volunteering, 6-12 months
- International Volunteering
- Volunteers With Disabilities
- Volunteering at Weekends
- Senior Volunteers
- Residential for the Duke of Edinburgh Award
How can I help?
Share needs people to help out in all areas on site from helping our core of highly skilled staff run a variety of activities, to helping in the kitchens or bar, to caring for or befriending some of our many elderly or special needs guests. You do not need to have qualifications or previous experience to get involved. We believe that everybody has something to share and no matter where your skills or interests lie we will be very grateful for whatever it is you have to give.
Who will I be working with?
Share works closely with many different groups and societies every year. Many of our 10,000 guests come from the M.S. Society, the Down Syndrome Society, the Muscular Dystrophy Society, the BCNI, the RNID as well as primary and secondary school groups, youth groups, church groups, scouts and guides and many, many more. All in all we work with a very diverse range of people for whom we need a diverse range of volunteers.
When does Share need me?
Share needs volunteers all the time. Whatever time you can give will be very much appreciated. A week, a weekend, even a day; we will always be glad of the extra help. Any time on your hands is time which SHARE and its guests can use. For young people participating in the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme, volunteering at the SHARE meets the “residential” requirements of the award. Volunteers are welcomed for a minimum of one week to act as carers/companions to guests.
What’s in it for me?
SHARE offers not only food, accommodation, and travel expenses but also comprehensive training, in many cases leading to NGB qualifications. Opportunities to meet a huge variety of people of all ages and abilities from all around the world and make lifelong friends. You will be helping people and learning lots of new skills and you get all this on the beautiful shore of Lough Erne.
How do I get involved?
Joining the team at Share couldn’t be easier, simply pick up the phone and call Olwen on +44 (0) 28 6772 2122 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. She will be happy to answer any questions you may have and arrange a visit to the centre. If you have time on your hands or just want to try something different get in touch, it may be just what you’ve always been looking for.