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Volunteering in Ireland

Tearfund Ireland needs you!

We are Christians passionate about the local church bringing justice and transforming lives – overcoming global poverty.

Tearfund Ireland is seeking to expand its volunteer network to join us in bringing justice and being part of the transformation of the lives of some of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people.

We are seeking people who are passionate about our work, have a heart for the poor and have a deep desire to contribute their time and skills.

Tearfund Ireland needs you to,

Champion what Tearfund Ireland is doing in your church community and beyond
Be a change maker get involved in campaigning and speaking out
Support us at Committee level in our Fundraising Strategy or fundraise locally
Provide leadership in Development Education at Committee level
Be passionate about holistic mission – the local church bringing justice & transformation
Organise, support and manage other volunteers
Manage events such as festivals, Gala dinners & conferences
Be a Tearfund Ireland Networker (social media, marketing etc.)

If you have skills or experience in these areas we would love to hear from you

If you consider yourself to fit any or some of the above or any other area you feel you can make a positive contribution to our work, please send a cover letter outlining why you feel your contribution would add to Tearfund Ireland’s work along with an up to date CV to Michael Goss, Finance & Administration Coordinator, (mailto:enquiries@tearfund.ie) by 16th September 2015.

Please enquire to Tearfund Ireland on 01-8783200 for more information or see below for full Volunteer Role descriptions.

Tearfund Ireland Volunteer Role Descriptions

Champion what Tearfund Ireland is doing in your church and beyond.

The local church is the heartbeat of Tearfund. Our vision is to see millions of people released from material and spiritual poverty through a worldwide network of local churches. Could you inspire your church and others to be part of this?

We will support and equip you to speak about Tearfund’s work; Champion and represent our work in your church by showing our DVDs, distributing flyers, posters; coordinating Tearfund activities in your church and wider networks; inspiring prayer and other creative ways of representing us!

Be a change maker – campaign and speak out on behalf of the poor and marginalised.

Advocate with and for the oppressed. Campaign, lobby and speak out against injustice. Change the world with us from right where you are. Motivate other people in your church, community or circle of friends to join a movement of people seeking justice and ending poverty. Mobilise ordinary people to have a voice by signing campaign cards, getting your message heard through creative means like a video, a vox pop, a concert, a song – whatever way you think you can make a difference, we need you with us – be a change maker

Support us at Committee level in our Fundraising Strategy or fundraise locally.

Tearfund Ireland values the support of churches, individuals, businesses and trusts/foundations. Without the generosity of its supporters, Tearfund Ireland would be unable to respond to the many needs of people and communities we work with in some of the world’s poorest countries. We are constantly encouraged by the transformation work of the local church in the countries we work in.

We are seeking the expertise and experience of a volunteer with national fundraising experience to assist us in raising more support to reach those in greatest need across the world. Is this you? Have you worked within the charities sector and have a deep desire to help us grow our work overseas? Would you be willing to share this knowledge and experience with our staff team and Board?

Local fundraisers needed!

The hope of the world is found in Jesus and He works through the local church, you and me! Are you a willing and able fundraiser who can help us in bringing this hope in practical ways by helping us raise the funds to reach more people in greatest need? Are you willing to put your talents and passions towards raising funds? (If you are an avid sports person, musician, mountain climber, Baker – then you can change the world with us by using your passion to raise funds!)

Advise Tearfund Ireland on its Development Education Programme.

Are you passionate about tackling the root causes of poverty, injustice and inequality? Do you have the specialist Development Education skills, expertise and experience to advise Tearfund Ireland as we take people on a journey to create a more just and sustainable world?

If so, are you willing to advise our staff team on how to engage our supporters in this journey and process? Can you assist us in growing our development education work across the church in Ireland? Will you bring your experience and expertise to our committees, Board and Staff?

Mobilise Irish churches in their own communities – Holistic Mission.

As part of our local and global effort to tackle poverty, Tearfund Ireland seeks to actively address disadvantage here at home realising that thousands of people on our own doorstep are living in desperate need. We believe that the answers to this poverty lie in the hands of local churches that are filled with Christians passionate about seeing God’s Kingdom come on earth. Could you be the catalyst for change? Do you want to be part of a global movement with Tearfund?

We are seeking passionate mission hearted volunteers who we would support and equip to actively engage in their own communities in responding to those in need, demonstrating Christ’s love in practical ways. Are you passionate about seeing people who are hurting and suffering witness His love by providing support to the homeless, people with emotional illnesses, addiction and other forms of poverty? We can help you and your church in bringing hope and transformation – let’s do this together for His glory!

Organise and manage volunteers.

Volunteers are an essential, unique and invaluable part of Tearfund Ireland. Do you have the skills to mobilise and manage a network of high impact volunteers who will help achieve our vision to release people from material and spiritual poverty – raising funds, inspiring prayer, growing awareness, organising events? Do you want to support us in stimulating a movement of transformation across the church in Ireland?

We are seeking someone with the right skills, experience and time to manage, equip and grow a network of highly skilled, passionate and enthusiastic supporters throughout the country. If you feel you are being called to this role we would love to hear from you.

PR & Event Management – Manage events such as festivals, Gala dinners & conferences.

A significant part of growing awareness and support is through national and regional events, conferences, festivals and other events. These events are key to us getting the message of what we do out to a wider audience, grow a heart for Kingdom Mission across the church In Ireland and raise financial support to our work.

Are you a skilled and enthusiastic administrator who can organise all details from the small to the significant? Are you an influencer, someone who can draw in a crowd and meet expectations by providing a lasting memory and experience? Are you a strong communicator? Talk to us, we’d love to hear from you!

Be a Tearfund Ireland Networker & Social Media Volunteer.

Are you a great communicator? Have you got a wide following on Twitter?
You may be the sort of person we’re looking for. We’re on the look-out for people who love communicating and want to help us to get the message of Tearfund Ireland across.

Blog and Tweet about us, tell your Facebook friends about our work. Use your networks, social media profile and communication skills to engage people in the message of Tearfund Ireland.

Specialist Volunteer.

Are you willing to give some of your time, specialist skills, or lend your entrepreneurial mind to Tearfund Ireland? For those who have something specific to give let’s see if we can work together on something special.

If you consider yourself to fit any or some of the above or any other area you feel you can make a positive contribution to our work, please send a cover letter outlining why you feel your contribution would add to Tearfund Ireland’s work along with an up to date CV to Michael Goss, Finance & Administration Coordinator, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) by 14th August 2015

Please enquire to Tearfund Ireland on 01-8783200 for more information