Volunteer Coordinator

Job Ref: Make-A-Wish
Type: Full-time, permanent role
Location: Dublin 18
Salary: Salary available upon request
Closing Date: 5pm on Friday, 22nd March 2019

Full Description


Make-A-Wish Ireland has one simple aim – to grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions, to bring hope, strength and happiness.
All of our children are living with life-threatening medical conditions and their lives are turned upside down as the focus is on hospital visits, injections, treatment and the illness. Make-A-Wish believes that every child deserves to be happy and by taking their one true wish and transforming it into reality, happy memories are created for not only the wish child but their loved ones. Since 1992, Make-A-Wish has granted wishes for more than 2,350 brave children across Ireland, including 211 wishes granted in 2018 alone.

Make-A-Wish are now seeking to recruit a Volunteer Coordinator to join their passionate and enthusiastic team!


The Volunteer Coordinator will play a pivotal role within the organisation where they will be responsible for managing all volunteer activities and supporting Make-A-Wish Ireland’s projects by coordinating events nationwide. This is an excellent opportunity to join a team at an exciting point of the organisation where the successful candidate will be making a huge and varied contribution to their work.

To succeed in this role, you will have previous experience working in the not-for-profit sector or events industry ideally involving volunteer coordination. You will be an exceptional communicator who thrives on working collaboratively with diverse individuals and teams. You will share your passion for volunteering and engage with volunteers, inspiring them to achieve the best results in their work. You will also have demonstrable experience in successfully managing multiple projects and demands. Fundraising, social media management or marketing experience would be an advantage for this role.

If you are a highly effective relationship builder with a strong track record in delivering high quality volunteering activities across varied projects, this could be the role for you!


The recruitment campaign for the role of Volunteer Coordinator is being managed exclusively on behalf of the Make-A-Wish by not-for-profit specialist recruitment consultancy Charity Careers Ireland.

To find out more about this role, please email [email protected] to request the full job description and information pack prior to making your application.

Closing Date: 5pm on Friday, 22nd March