Register your interest in volunteering

We have diverse volunteer roles available in reception, admin, advocacy, fundraising, and more. Please register your interest using the form below or email us with your skills and availability.

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We are always looking for skilled and passionate people who want to join our team. We particularly want to hear from people with skills relating to roles in reception, admin, advocacy, campaigning, communications, design, translation, legal, technology, fundraising, community-building, and event management. You can register your interest in volunteering using the online form below. You can also scroll down to see any current opportunities.

Please note: due to space limitations in our offices, our ability to work with volunteers in person is limited. We may however have remote options.

Please email info@doras.org with more information on your areas of interest, skills, experience, location, and availability.

Volunteer Role Description

Volunteer Role Title              Receptionist   

Reporting to                          Advice & Information Centre Manager

Hours of work                       Morning or afternoon, Monday – Friday

Place of Work                       DORAS Offices, 51A O’Connell Street, Limerick

Doras are seeking volunteers to answer and forward phone calls for a morning or afternoon, Monday to Friday.  The position is a voluntary one but travel, and other expenses will be reimbursed. Training will be provided.

About Us

DORAS is an independent non-governmental organisation that works to support and promote the rights of asylum seekers, refugees and migrants. We provide a range of services and supports relating to international protection, integration, anti-racism and immigration. Our campaign work is informed by our direct support and focuses on systemic issues that cause inequalities, particularly affecting people from refugee and migrant backgrounds.

Duties of the post

The main duties of the post are:

  • Answering calls on our 061 and 083 phones (directed to the same phone)
  • Monitoring incoming WhatsApp and text messages on 083 phone
  • Recording details of calls, including the support required if the caller is requesting an appointment or call-back (list of support areas is available)
  • Forwarding calls and messages to relevant person, or entering details on a call log

The following knowledge and experience is essential:

  • A friendly, patient, professional and respectful phone manner
  • Excellent spoken and written English
  • An understanding and ability to relate to people across cultures;
  • Comfortable working in a busy, dynamic, multi-cultural environment;

The following are desirable but not essential:

  • Have an understanding of the issues facing asylum seekers, refugees and migrants in Ireland particularly those who are at risk of social exclusion, poverty and discrimination;
  • Additional language such as Arabic or French

Training will be provided.

Garda Vetting is a requirement for this role.

Start the application process by emailing: info@doras.org