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.

Current board vacancies

Volunteering on an Educate Together school board of management is a unique and rewarding way to contribute to both your community and to the Irish education system at a local and a national level.

Our boards have a direct say in the running of our schools and in the work of our organisation. Member schools can influence change in the network and in the Irish education system through participation at our AGM.

Educate Together appoints two nominees to each of our primary school boards of management. The next term of office will run from 2023 to 2027 for primary school boards and as a result vacancies will arise for patron nominees and chairpersons in many of our schools around the country.

With board positions at over 100 primary and post-primary schools, in start-up schools and in established schools , and in more than 20 counties, there is bound to be an opportunity to suit you.

Training is provided, so while experience is welcomed, it is not necessary.  We do ask for a commitment to upholding the Educate Together ethos and a willingness to learn and participate.

To find out more about one of these vacancies or about sitting on an Educate Together school board of management 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 however you choose to raise funds for the equality-based school movement.