Volunteer

There’s nothing more valuable than time!

The birth of the Educate Together movement is a story of a unique contribution made to Irish education on an entirely voluntary basis by parents, teachers and supporters. Whatever way you can help, you’ll become part of a community of people working together to support the delivery of innovative, equality-based schooling across Ireland.

Volunteering on a Board of Management

Schools are managed by a voluntary Board of Management. As the patron of most Educate Together schools, Educate Together nominates representatives to each Board. School Boards operates on a 4-year cycle. The current Boards are running from December 2015 to December 2019. However, with new schools opening and the retirement/resignation of sitting Patron Nominees, we are always interested in hearing from people interested in this role. You can download a Patron Nominee Volunteer Role Description and Patron Nominee Application below.

  • To find out more about any of these opportunities, please contact us on 01 429 2500 or email info@educatetogether.ie

Volunteering in an individual school

If you would like to volunteer in a particular school, please contact the Principal or Chairperson of the Board of Management of that school.

Volunteering in the Educate Together national office

The Educate Together national office is based in Dublin city centre and sometimes has opportunities to volunteer in programmes such as communications or fundraising. Volunteering with us the Educate Together national office offers opportunities for genuine involvement, learning and development in the education sector. We work to ensure that the volunteering experience is meaningful, enjoyable and fulfilling!

Volunteering with an Educate Together campaign group

An Educate Together campaign group is made up of parents / carers who want an Educate Together school for their children. In recent years, the Educate Together network has grown substantially and parental support has been critical to the successful establishment of new schools.

Raising much needed funds for the Educate Together movement

There’s no shortage of ways to help Educate Together raise much needed funds. Every cent helps and however you choose to raise funds for the equality-based school movement.