‘In the shoes of the other, we learn to have a great capacity for understanding, for getting to know difficult situations.’

Pope Francis

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New Volunteers Always Welcome

Join our Crosscare Volunteer Team!

Crosscare has hundreds of wonderful volunteers involved in our various services and we welcome applications for a variety of volunteer roles. Our active roles are listed below. Please contact us for further information.

We truly value the input from our volunteers as we feel that they provide a unique and important link between our service users and the wider community. Without the valuable assistance of our volunteers, we would not be able to provide such a high standard of service to our service users. We want our volunteers to feel part of our organisation and hope that if you choose to volunteer with us, you will find your experience with us an enjoyable, useful and rewarding one.

The Crosscare Volunteer programme can be contacted via:(01) 836 0011 Ext 151 or email

Reference checks are required for all our roles and Garda vetting is required for any relevant work with vulnerable adults and/or children.

Crosscare has established two Food Banking Models

Our first bank (The Dublin Food Bank) was established in 1989 and has been designed to work collecting surplus food products from food producers, supermarkets, manufacturers etc. and then redistribute the donated product to over 70 charities working to help those marginalised, excluded and /or living in poverty. This bank will accept all products, from frozen foods right across to household and personal care products.

We can process full or part pallets of slightly damaged, short dated or surplus stocks and are fully indemnified accepting responsibility for product once removed from manufacture. This service has traditionally diverted close to 500ton per annum away from landfill and towards those most in need, by the end of 2013 we are estimating that this figure will have increased to over 750ton.

With the recent recession hitting communities so hard it was decided that a new model based within the very community it aimed to serve should be established and the Community Food Bank Model was created. These community food banks are unique as they are run by community volunteers who carry out local food drives to help people living within the immediate area.