Merchants Quay Ireland was originally staffed entirely by volunteers, who have contributed highly to the overall success of the organisation. While we now have a large number of professional paid staff, it is still the case that people who volunteer play a very important role and the involvement of volunteers within the organisation is encouraged and supported whenever possible.
Merchants Quay Ireland seeks to ensure that all anyone volunteering their services to the organisation will have their offers dealt with promptly and be given a warm welcome, which reflects the value we give to volunteers. Any adult (over the age of 18) is eligible to seek voluntary work at Merchants Quay Ireland. We particularly encourage applications from persons with personal experience of homelessness or problem drug use.
What we offer volunteers
We offer a clearly defined role to people volunteering, with full training and supervision provided to volunteers. Before commencing their volunteer role, we ask all volunteer project workers to attend our Drug Awareness Training programme. The shift for our Volunteer Project Workers is 9.30am – 5.30pm or 5pm – 9pm.