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Volunteering with COPE Galway during COVID-19

Our deepest appreciation to everyone on our team of incredible volunteers who are providing exceptional support across COPE Galway services, especially at this time.
We have COVID-19 prevention and social distancing measures in place to protect our volunteers, ensuring all stay safe, whilst volunteering.

We have also received a huge outpouring of support from our community to help us in our work at this difficult time. Thank you for your interest in volunteering. At the moment we are assessing our current needs and should we require additional volunteer support in the next few weeks, we will reach out to all the people who have contacted us.

Read these key considerations on safeguarding your own health and well-being, while volunteering during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Volunteer with COPE Galway

Whatever time you can give, your skills or abilities – by volunteering with us, you can make a huge difference in the lives of some of the most vulnerable people in our community.

We could not support the people who need our services without the commitment and hard work of the amazing individuals, groups and teams who volunteer with us.

Our volunteers are a diverse team of people from all walks of life, all ages, nationalities and backgrounds. What they have in common is a desire to make a difference in their community, and in their own lives, by giving of their time.

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We are delighted to be the first charity in the West of Ireland to achieve the Investing in Volunteers quality standard.

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The team at Community Catering are the best! they are such a hardworking, fun team to work with. There’s always a running joke and laughter in the kitchen, which creates a lovely atmosphere. The managers and chefs make you feel welcome and valued.

Saibh, Food Rescue Volunteer

COPE Galway Charity Shop is closed until further notice.

We have taken this step as part of the efforts to prevent further spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus and to protect our shop customers, supporters and volunteers. We also are asking people to please hold off on dropping off donations until we reopen and it is safe to do so.  We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Thank you so much for your generous support for the COPE Galway charity shop. We look forward to seeing you again.

Please stay home, stay safe and well.