Charity Shop Helper

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Koordinator | Anton
Koordinator | Anton
Support an Irish charitable organisation by helping in a charity shop and sorting office. A full immersion experience with homestay and a unique way to discover Ireland! This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Alter 18+
Alleinreisend
Pärchen
50+

Ireland is a wonderful country; it is safe, friendly, English speaking, rich in heritage, history and culture. From vibrant, exciting cities to spectacular countryside – it’s a magical place to visit. It’s also a wonderful place to stay and immerse yourself doing meaningful volunteer work.


This charity shop is managed by one of the biggest voluntary charitable organisation in Ireland. This charity shop is located in Clonmel, the largest town in the County of Tipperary. The project has two locations in the town: a charity shop based on the main street and a sorting office where donations are sorted. Nearby the sorting office, there is also a furniture store, a bookshop and a bric-a-brac, all run by the charity. Volunteers can help in a number of areas in the two locations.

The income from the charity shop is the main source of revenue for a charity that visits and provides friendship and financial support to people living in poverty in the region. The work of this charity ensures that everyone can live with dignity. The charity depends on the time contributed by dedicated local volunteers.

Project Highlights:

  • Full Cultural immersion in an Irish community
  • Volunteer with one of the largest charitable organisation in Ireland
  • Unique host family experience
  • Friendly, relaxed and dynamic town
  • Diversity of volunteering activities and multiple learning opportunities 

Volunteer Work

Volunteers work from 9:30am to 4:30pm approximately each day and have 2 consecutive days off per which will usually be Saturday and Sunday. Volunteers generally share their time between the shop and the sorting area. Volunteer work depends on volunteer’s interest and the needs of the project.  Working in the sorting office can be “messy” work, e.g. moving furniture or sorting books or bags of donated clothes. Working in the shop front requires volunteers to be presentable to the public. Book sales are sometimes organised outside in summer in the centre of the town or at local events and festivals. Volunteers work alongside other local volunteers and are expected to be proactive on their placements and to use their initiative.

Volunteers can help in a number of areas:

In the shop:

  • Providing sales assistance to customers
  • Ensure goods are well displayed
  • Keep the shop clean and tidy

In the sorting office

  • Sorting donations into recycling and shop stock
  • Repairing donations
  • Steam cleaning shop stock clothing
  • Moving, cleaning and restoring furniture
  • Painting walls
  • Sorting and displaying books for sale
  • Sorting and displaying furniture

The project is supported by an employed coordinator but is primarily managed by a dedicated team of local volunteers who manage the activities of the sorting centre and shops in order to support their charitable work of home visitation and support for the poor in the local area.

Who are we looking for?

Volunteers are required to be adaptable, flexible people. The must be over 18 when the project starts. They will join a group of workers and local volunteers comprised of people from different backgrounds and different age group. Volunteers need to be able to partake in teamwork, but personal motivation, maturity and responsibility are also important. Any skills or experience with retail sales, particularly clothes or furniture is an advantage. Volunteers with an interest in DIY or an eye for interior design and decoration would be highly valued.

Volunteers joining the project should have at least an intermediate level of spoken English. This is a good project for participants to improve their English as they will be working side by side with other Irish volunteers.

 

Location

The charity shop project is located in Clonmel, County Tipperary. Clonmel town is a busy town that provides shopping and various services for people of the surrounding rural area. It has a population of about 18,000 people. It is located 2 ½ hours from the capital city Dublin and 1 ½ hours from Cork city. Clonmel is well served by bus and train services. The town is nestled in the Comeragh Mountains with the Knockmealdown Mountains to the South and legendary Slievenamon to the East. Hillwalking and cycling are popular local activities. There is always something happening in Clonmel, with frequent theatre, concerts, live music, art exhibitions and festivals.

Tagesablauf

8.00 Breakfast at host family

9.30 Volunteer work starts

13.00 Lunch with other volunteers (pack lunch)

16.30 Volunteer work ends

Free time in the evening and dinner available at the host family

Freizeitaktivitäten

Volunteers have two days off per week. During their free time, volunteers can discover the country side around Clonmel, Tipperary region. They can visit famous attractions such as the Rock of Cashel Castle and Cahir Castle located in nearby towns. They can also discover cities such as Kilkenny, Cork or Dublin. There are also many events taking place in Clonmel all throughout the year. 

Swimming
Konzerte/
Musik
Sightseeing
Shoppen/
Souvenirs
Hiking
Sports
Yoga/
Meditation

Anforderungen

Um an diesem Programm teilzunehmen, musst du zu Programmbeginn mindestens 18 Jahre alt sein. Es kann Ausnahmen geben, wenn du die Erlaubnis deines/r Erziehungsberechtigten vorlegen kannst oder wenn du von deinen Eltern begleitet wirst
Sprachkenntnisse
Du brauchst folgende Sprachkenntnisse: Englisch (Fortgeschritten)
Polizeiliches Führungszeugnis
erforderlich
Benötigte Unterlagen
CV und medical certificate and criminal background check
Staatszugehörigkeit
Es gibt keine Beschränkungen. Helfende Hände aus aller Welt sind willkommen.
Andere Fähigkeiten
Flexible, adaptable, willing to interact with shop customers, self-motivated, at least intermediate level of English.
Arbeitszeiten
Deine Hilfe wird an folgenden Tagen benötigt: Montag, Dienstag, Mittwoch, Donnerstag und Freitag von 09:30 - 16:30

Leistungen

Dienstleistungen von CTL Ireland

Cost Includes:

Pick up in Cork airport

1st night in hostel shared accommodation in Cork city

Orientation day with CTL Ireland staff

Transfer to project

All Meals from day 2

Homestay accommodation 

Ongoing support from local coordinator

Assistance and back up support from CTL Ireland staff

24/7 emergency support


Return transfer not included.

 

Abholung vom Flughafen Cork Airport
Pick up is included for participants arriving in Cork airport. Participants arriving in another airport will be provided with all necessary information.
Unterkunft

Volunteers will live in local host family accommodation allowing you to get a real sense of life in an Irish family and community. Meals will be provided along with a packed lunch as needed. Host families are based within walking distance of the project or near a public transport that allow the volunteer to reach the project easily. Family come in all shapes and sizes (e.g. parents and children, single host mother etc.)

Einzelzimmer
Verpflegung

Host family provide breakfast, pack lunch and dinner.

Internetzugriff
Gute Verbindung vor Ort
Was ist NICHT inklusive?
Visa, Flüge, Reiseversicherung und Impfungen sind NICHT in den Programmgebühren enthalten.
Flugtickets
Der nächstgelegene Flughafen ist Cork Airport (ORK) in Cork. Wir helfen dir günstige Flüge nach Irland zu finden.
Reiseversicherung
Ins Ausland zu gehen ist ein Abenteuer, auf das man sich stets gut vorbereiten sollte. Plötzliche Krankheit oder Verletzung, Stornierung oder Diebstahl - eine Reiseversicherung für Irland bietet die nötige Sicherheit.
Impfungen
Bevor du deine Freiwilligenarbeit in Irland antrittst, solltest du dich noch einmal von deinem Arzt beraten lassen und deine erforderlichen Impfungen für Irland überprüfen.

Dates & Fees

KEINE KREDITKARTENGEBÜHREN

Informationen zur Anreise

2019 Arrival Dates:

January 7

February 4

March 4

April 8

May 13

June 10

July 1 and 22

September 9

October 7

November 11

 

Arrival in Cork airport:

Participants are picked up by a driver who will be waiting with a sign displaying the participants’ name. Participants are transferred to a hostel, located in Cork city centre.

 

Arrival at different airport

Volunteers who arrived at a different airport (Dublin, Shannon, Kerry, Waterford) need to make their own way to Cork. It is very easy to join Cork city from Dublin airport as there are buses from just outside the arrival terminal in Dublin that go directly to Cork city centre. Detailed information on transfers to Cork will be provided by CTL Ireland.


First day and Overnight in Cork city

Volunteers stay at a pre-booked hostel for their first night in Cork city. The hostel is located in the city centre, a very short walk from all the shops and attractions of the city. After checking in, participants have some free time to rest and to discover Cork city. A welcome dinner is generally organised on the first night.


Second Day: Orientation and Transfer to Project

On the morning of their second day, participants will take part in a comprehensive orientation workshop which lasts 3 to 4 hours followed by a walking tour. Participants are then transferred to their project by public transportation.

Verfügbarkeit
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Dauer
3 - 8 Wochen

Programmgebühren

Kosten: Preise in USD
3 Wochen (Mindestaufenthalt)
$ 1,975
4 Wochen
$ 2,235
5 Wochen
$ 2,565
6 Wochen
$ 2,925
7 Wochen
$ 3,245
8 Wochen (Maximaler Aufenthalt)
$ 3,595
Durchschnittliche Gebühren
$ 554 /Woche

Bitte beachte, dass die oben aufgeführten Programmgebühren aktuellen Wechselkursschwankungen unterliegen können. CTL Ireland wird dich während deines Bewerbungsprozesses über die endgültigen Programmgebühren informieren.
Anzahlung (15%)
Mit der Anzahlung reservierst du deinen Platz beim Freiwilligenprogramm. Die Zahlungen werden von PayPal, unserem vertrauenswürdigen globalen Zahlungsanbieter, abgewickelt. Wenn du kein PayPal-Konto hast, kannst du auch mit einer Kreditkarte bezahlen.
Restzahlung (85%)
Deine endgültige Zahlung vereinbarst du mit CTL Ireland während des Bewerbungsprozesses. Normalerweise handelt es sich um eine Banküberweisung oder eine Barzahlung am Projektstandort.

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