Apply to Volunteer with us!

Thank you your interest in volunteering. Volunteers are at the heart and soul of Barretstown. You play a leading role in providing the magical transformative experience we give our campers and their families. We could not do it without you.

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Volunteers at Barretstown are know as Caras , the Irish word for friend. As a Cara, you have a key role in supporting and encouraging each child to take part in all aspects of camp, while making sure they’re safe and supervised at all times. And most importantly you’ll help them have fun!

Camp Calendar - Autumn 2023

Camp Date Details Arrival
Autumn 1 Sept 8th-10th Family Camp (Oncology) 5pm
Charity Partner Sept 15th-17th Charity Partner Camp 5pm
Autumn 2 Sept 22nd-24th Family Camp 5pm
Autumn 3 Sept 29th-Oct 1st Bereavement Camp (ICS) 9am
Autumn 4 Oct 6th-8th Family Camp 5pm
Autumn 5 Oct 13th-15th Family Camp 5pm
Autumn 6 Oct 20th-22nd Bereavement Camp (2) 9am
Autumn 7 Oct 27th-29th Family Camp 5pm
Autumn 8 Nov 2nd-5th Brothers & Sisters Camp 8:30am
Autumn 9 Nov 10th-12th Family Camp (Oncology) 5pm
Autumn 10 Nov 17th-19th Family Camp 5pm
Autumn 11 Dec 8th-10th Family Camp 5pm

Please note that the arrival time for new and returning volunteers is now 5pm unless otherwise stated.

We are currently seeking volunteers for our Spring Camps, which run from Friday to Sunday each weekend.
All camp dates and requirements are listed on the application form.

Prerequisites to volunteering at camp
- 19 Years or over
- Complete an Interview
- Complete Garda Vetting
- Complete Reference Checking



As a new volunteer, you will be well supported at camp and undertake our training programme. In advance of volunteering at camp, volunteers must undertake one of the virtual training sessions below and they will also receive additional training on arrival at camp. Dates for training to be confirmed.

Apply Now! Application Form