People choose volunteering for a variety of reasons. For some it is a chance to give something back to the community, making a difference to the people around them. For others it provides an opportunity to have fun and experience something new.

We are extremely fortunate to have a team of volunteers who support us, brining with them a vast range of experience and skills. They are an integral part of the wider Irish Blue Cross team and we are very grateful to each and every one for their commitment and enthusiasm.

Volunteers help out with our fundraising events, cash collections, admin duties in our office, and on our mobile clinics.

If you can help, please get in touch.  You can email us on info@bluecross.ie  or fundraising@bluecross.ie.

You can also call us on (01) 471 3622 and talk to Magdalena for more information.

Here is one of our amazing volunteers, Bethany, talking about how she got involved with The Irish Blue Cross

Bethany Lynch – Clinic Admin Volunteer – Volunteering with The Irish Blue Cross

I have always enjoyed other people’s animals but due to a hectic work/life schedule I was only able to commit to having a pet of my own in recent years. Initially a poodle called Ted chose us as his new family and after a bout of emotional blackmail, I left with his brother Bailey too. These very clever dogs quickly became the centre of our family and set about ruling our lives with a firm paw!

3 years ago, I found myself talking to my vet Fiona about my newfound love of animals and by the time I had left her clinic, she had convinced me to sign up to The Irish Blue Cross Mobile Clinic as a helper. After my first shift I proclaimed it was the best job in the world, meeting all the cute puppies and kittens getting their vaccinations. But more than this, I enjoyed the people and witnessing that special bond between humans and their furry companions.

Through this experience, I saw how vital the service is, and I now volunteer in the clinic in Inchicore, doing all manner of admin duties. I couldn’t recommend volunteering highly enough to anyone who may be thinking about it!

Bethany & her furry friend