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Charity Shop Helper

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3 - 14 semanas  ·  Idade 18 - 50+

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Destaques

  • 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

Especialmente adequado para

Idade 18+
Solteiros
Casais
50+

Sobre o programa

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!

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.


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Sobre o programa

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.


We work with different charity shops around the country including in Clonmel and other small towns across the country. To take the example of one charity shop in Clonmel: 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. 

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

Diverse location around the country including:

Clonmel: 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.

County Kerry: this is one of the most visited region in Ireland  with wonderful landscapes and natural wonders such as the Ring of Kerry, Killarney National or Dingle Peninsula. 


Dia típico

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

Dia típico

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


Actividades em tempo livre

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 ...

Actividades em tempo livre

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. 


Requisitos

Requisitos

Idade mínima: 18 anos

Para aderir ao programa é necessário ter pelo menos 18 anos de idade na data de início do programa. Poderá haver excepções se puder fornecer a permissão do(s) seu(s) tutor(es) legal(ais) ou se estiver acompanhado pelos seus pais.

Habilidades linguísticas

Precisa de falar Inglês (nível intermédio)

Verificação dos antecedentes criminais

necessário

Documentos Necessários

CV and medical form to be filled out by doctor criminal background check

Restrições de Nacionalidade

Sem restrições. São bem-vindas as mãos que ajudam de todo o mundo.

Outras Competências

Flexible, adaptable, willing to interact with shop customers, self-motivated, at least intermediate level of English.

Compromisso de tempo

A tua mão auxiliadora será necessária na Segunda-feira, Terça-feira, Quarta-feira, Quinta-feira e Sexta-feira de 09:30 - 16:30

Serviços incluídos

Serviços incluídos

Serviços por 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

Host Family accommodation 

Ongoing support from local coordinator

Assistance and back up support from CTL Ireland staff

24/7 emergency support


Return transfer not included.

 

Recepção no aeroporto em Cork Airport

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

Alojamento

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. Many families are living at a walking distance from the projects while others can be based a bit further out of town. In this case volunteers are either given lifts, use bicycles or local transportation (cost covered by participant). Family come in all shapes and sizes (e.g. parents and children, single host mother etc.). Participants usually have a single room but may, on occasion share a bedroom (twin beds) with another programme participant (same gender).

Alimentos e Bebidas

Host family provide breakfast, pack lunch and dinner.

Acesso à Internet

Bom acesso no local do projecto

O que NÃO está incluído?

O que NÃO está incluído?

Bilhetes de avião

O aeroporto mais próximo é Cork Airport (ORK) em Cork. Ajudamo-lo a encontrar voos baratos para Irlanda. ENCONTRAR VOOS BARATOS

Seguro de viagem

Ir para o estrangeiro é uma aventura e é sempre melhor estar preparado. Doença ou lesão súbita, cancelamento ou roubo - um seguro de viagem para Irlanda proporciona segurança e é uma vantagem a ter. OBTENHA UMA COTAÇÃO

Vacinas

Se pretende ser voluntário em Irlanda deve procurar aconselhamento médico antes de iniciar a sua viagem social. Verifique as vacinas necessárias para Irlanda. VERIFICADOR DE VACINAS

Detalhes à chegada

2024 Start Dates (arrival dates)

January 8th

January  29th

February 19th

March 11th

April 8th 

April 29th

May 20th

June 10th

July 1st   

July 15th

July 29th

September 9th

October 7th

November 4th



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.

Disponibilidade
Jan Feb Março Abril Maio Jun Jul Ago Set Out Nov Dez

Preços do programa

3 semanas (estadia min.) 1.665€
4 semanas 1.915€
5 semanas 2.165€
6 semanas 2.415€
7 semanas 2.665€
8 semanas 2.915€
9 semanas 3.165€
10 semanas 3.415€
11 semanas 3.665€
12 semanas 3.915€
13 semanas 4.165€
14 semanas (estadia máx.) 4.415€
Preços médios 435€/semana

Preços do programa

435€ por semana 3 - 14 semanas Idade 18 - 50+

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Duração

3 - 14 semanas

Depósito

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Pagamento final

O teu pagamento final será acordado com CTL Ireland durante o processo de candidatura. As soluções comuns são ou através de transferência bancária ou pagamento em dinheiro no local do projecto.


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CTL Ireland

Perfeito 4.6 rating (14 revisões)

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Línguas faladas: Inglês

Sobre o projecto

CTL Ireland is an Irish based organisation committed to promote responsible volunteering in local projects in Ireland.

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Who we are & what we do

 CTL Ireland – the Center for Travel and Learning - is an Irish based organisation committed to promote responsible volunteering in Irish communities. Our staff has years of experience supporting international volunteers and placing them in local projects. We are driven to provide a positive and sustainable impact alongside our local partners. Our volunteer programs involve an immersion within local communities and the Irish culture. The programs allow participants contribute their skills and energy to support local projects in achieving their goals. Programs are also designed to encourage participants to learn and reflect on their experience. We support individuals and groups all throughout their program, from the orientation workshop until the final evaluation. All volunteers start their program in friendly and vibrant city of Cork before joining their host project.

 Why volunteering in Ireland?

  • Safe
  • Friendly
  • English speaking
  • Strong sense of community
  • Huge social & environmental challenges despite the economic growth
  • Rich and diverse culture
  • Wonderful landscapes
  • Attractive excursions and activities during free time
  • Easy access through air travel
  • Youngest population in Europe

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. The best part of an experience in Ireland is probably connecting with local people. Visitors find Irish people friendly, welcoming and very supportive. As an Irish saying goes: “there are no strangers here, only friends you haven’t yet met.” We are proud to promote Ireland abroad as the exciting, beautiful and welcoming country that it is.

Ireland may be a “developed” country but the country is also facing huge social and environmental challenges. Despite the economic recovery, Ireland remains a hugely unequal society. There is in Ireland a strong sense of community with many inspiring initiatives taking place at local level. CTL Ireland selects very specific community based projects where participants can have an authentic and worthwhile experience.

 Meaningful local projects

 We have carefully selected a number of host projects which provide participants with worthwhile and challenging volunteer work programmes. Our projects are focused on making a positive impact in local communities. Projects include:

  • Centres for people with disabilities
  • Farms promoting sustainable food production
  • Charities supporting the most vulnerable people
  • Women empowerment projects
  • Summer camps with children
  • Homework clubs with refugee children
  • Arts Centres promoting the Arts and creativity in the community

Our commitments

  • Selection of projects which positively impact the community
  • Worthwhile volunteer work programme
  • Comprehensive orientation on arrival
  • Ongoing support from project mentor
  • Back-up support from CTL Ireland staff
  • 24/7 emergency support
  • Risk Management and Emergency Procedures in place
  • Affordable fees including pick up in Cork Airport, transfer to project, accommodation and food

 Who are we looking for?

 Immersing yourself in a new culture and volunteering in a local project is a challenging experience! We are looking for people with the following characteristics:

  • Willingness to adapt to a different culture
  • Hard working
  • Genuine desire to contribute to positive change
  • Flexible and patient
  • At least an Intermediate level of English
  • Participants must be over 18 years old when programme starts

14 revisões · rating4.6

Jules Sabahi rating5

2023 at Charity Shop Helper

I think I changed a lot there and I became more independent and sure of what I was worth. Irish people are all very nice and enjoyable because it changes a lot with other European countries. Moreover, there are such outstanding touristic places in Ireland that deserve to be visited. Finally, ...
Simon Hackelsberger rating4.6

2023 at Helping People with Special Needs

If you are looking for some enjoyable and wholesome experiences with welcoming and loving people this is it! Where I was the accommodations allowed for privacy and the staff was very supportive, trying to make everything possible for ...
Laure Kaspar rating5

2023 at Helping People with Special Needs

Highly recommended . The staff are open, supporting and very flexible. All residents UNIQUE with different modes of communication. If you like nature and welcoming people Ireland is definitely a country to visit. Laure Kaspar from ...
A great experience with CTL Ireland. A very good welcome on my arrival in Ireland, with a day to prepare for the 3 months of living in a foreign country. CTL was always on hand to check up on my stay. As for the centre where I volunteered, it was 3 months of fun with a great team. I was made very ...
Laura de Silva rating3.6

2023 at Children and Teenager Carer

Leider waren ich, und auch alle anderen Freiwilligen, sehr unzufrieden mit der Freiwilligenarbeit im Kids Club. Wir haben leider überhaupt keine Einführung in die Arbeit bekommen, Informationen mussten wir uns von anderen Freiwilligen, die schon länger da waren, besorgen. Es ist extrem ...
I had a really amazing experience! I met nice people and really enjoyed the volunteer work.I came at the end of the year so carrying wheelbarrows was essential. Even though I am not very muscular, I did it, so no problem! I learned a lot about myself, about gardening, about Irish culture and about ...

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