Volunteers are an integral part of Saint Joseph’s Shankill.   We need people to bring life and community into our homes.  So that all our residents living with dementia, feel wanted and needed, supported and loved and most of all that they feel alive.  You can make a difference too!

Our volunteers come from all walks of life, age groups and life experiences.  Every volunteer is important to us. This is a new environment for many and some may never have interacted with someone who has Dementia and you may be a little apprehensive. For others, this may be a very familiar experience and it can also evoke very emotional experiences. Whatever experience you may have had in the past, everyone always has a first day here in Saint Joseph’s’ and we want to reassure you that the Volunteer Coordinator, staff and families are with you every step of the way.

We can honestly say that you will gain more for your experience here by making a difference, meeting new people, having fun and being part of your local community.

Volunteer Roles available

Activities and Hospitality Volunteers and Day Trip Volunteers

Activities brighten people’s day, stimulate memories and learning and ensures socialisation and interaction between all our residents living with dementia. Or we need volunteers to accompany us on our days out as we visit local amenities is always lots of fun!


Do you play a musical instrument or are you a singer? Do you have a talent that could entertain small or large groups of people? Perhaps you are a magician or a poet, a juggler or a ventriloquist or maybe you simply enjoy tickling the ivories and making tunes. If you have a talent and would like to share it with our residents, why not volunteer with us today?

Fundraising Volunteers

Can you assist the Fundraising Manager in organising events, administration of the events and establishing connections with corporate donors / companies? Do you know companies or people that would like to help a local organisation making a real difference in the lives of people with dementia?

Administration and Reception Volunteers

Administration volunteers will be required to use their IT skills and administration skills to assist us with the office jobs of Saint Joseph’s Centre. If you think you could spare some time to help us during the day, we certainly can give you plenty to keep you busy!  Or do you have a winning smile? Are you welcoming and hospitable? If so, this is the perfect volunteer role for you – come and be a part of the team of volunteers who welcome visitors and families to Saint Joseph’s every day, outside of office hours.

If you are interested in volunteering with us, please contact Nicola on +353 1 282 3000 or email nicola.yau@sjog.ie
TrioBike Volunteer 

Our TrioBike was purchased from funds raised through a number of family and staff run fundraising initiatives.

 You can join the team of volunteers that bring our residents out as often as possible so that they can enjoy the wind in their hair once more.

Saint Joseph’s is an affiliate of the Cycling without Age international programme which has a vision of creating happiness among our elderly by providing them with an opportunity to remain an active part of society and the local community through local active citizenship.

If you are interested in volunteering with us, please contact Nicola on +353 1 282 3000 or email niamh.moore@sjog.ie