Volunteering Opportunities

Butler Gallery

Volunteers required from April to September for general art gallery duties.
Contact:  Ailish Feehan/Pauline Swaine Telephone: 056 7761106
Location:  Kilkenny Castle

Father McGrath Homework Club

The Father McGrath Homework Club assists almost 90 primary and post-primary school children from the local community with their homework on a one-to-one basis. The Homework Club operates Monday to Thursday, 2pm to 5pm, from September to June. Volunteers are required to give as little as one hour per week of their time - this would be a great help. No teaching skills are required.
Contact: Karen Todd Telephone: 056 7751988
Location:  Family Resource Centre, Butts Green, St Joseph’s Rd, Kilkenny

Kilkenny Citizens Information Centre

This busy Centre currently has 60 volunteer information givers working in four locations across the County.  Doing voluntary work in the Citizens Information Centre (CIC) involves giving three hours per week dealing with the many and varied queries they receive from the public. Volunteers receive training in finding information and dealing with people. 
Contact:  Development Manager Telephone: 056 7762755
Location:  4 The Parade, Kilkenny

Kilkenny Contact

Befriending/Visitation organisation for older people living alone, funded by the HSE.  Volunteers visit elderly people in their own homes, committing to one visit of one hour each week. Training nights and Garda clearance arranged.
Contact:  Eleanor Doyle, Co-ordinator  Telephone: 086 8530994
Location:  Fr McGrath Centre, St Joseph’s Road, Kilkenny
Telephone: 056 7751988

Meals on Wheels

Volunteers deliver meals to the elderly in their homes. Volunteers give 1½ hours of their time each week. This service operates year round.
Contact:  Kitt Hunt Telephone: 056 7721685
Location:  Kilkenny Social Services, Waterford Rd, Kilkenny

Word Aid

Word Aid, the Co Kilkenny Adult Learning Scheme is a free confidential service that supports adults with reading, writing, spelling or maths difficulties.  Word Aid holds a tutor training course for volunteers annually.  They require volunteers to give 2 hours of their time each week, have a sympathetic and understanding nature, be good listeners and have the ability to work with others on a confidential basis.
Contact:  Mary Buckley Telephone: 056 7763149
Location:  43 Upper Patrick Street, Kilkenny