Society of Saint Vincent de Paul: Shop Volunteers - Cork

About SVP Ireland

SVP Ireland is part of the international Society which is represented in over 140 countries. Our goal is to fight poverty in all its forms through the practical assistance to people in need.

Over 230 Vincent’s  charity shops are a very important aspect of the service SVP provides. Not only do they provide people with new and lightly worn items at affordable prices, they also provide an income source for the Society, which is recycled directly back into the community.

The charity shops are managed by a small number of professionals, assisted by a large number of volunteers and by community employment trainees. The profits generated from the charity shops, some of which also supply furniture, are recycled into local Conferences around Ireland to support those in need. It’s our vision in our shops – Vincent’s- to promote friendship, social justice, self-sufficiency and a great value and stimulating shopping experience in the most customer- focused charity retailing environment in Ireland. You can be a part of this vision and help your local community by volunteering in your local Vincent’s store.

What's Involved

Vincent’s shops offers a friendly welcoming environment, opportunity to join multicultural, cross generational teams and various experiences in retail. While volunteering in our shops you will get to know your local community, gain new skills and competences in merchandising, sorting and pricing, customer service, sales, team work, fashion, communication, events management. We want to offer you a great opportunity to meet new people, have fun and enrich your daily life.

If you have an interest in retail or customer service, want to help your local community and become a part of largest charity organisation in Ireland then we need you.

We offer:

  • a chance to meet new people; training and support to build new skills;
  • gain experience in customer care, merchandising, sorting and pricing, branding, sales, teamwork, fashion, communication.

Register online on or email to join the Vincent’s Retail team in Cork.

We currently have volunteer opportunities at Vincent’s

  • Bantry
  • Cóbh
  • Clonakilty
  • Bishopstown
  • Skibbereen
  • Ballincollig
  • Carrigaline
  • Carrigtwohill
  • Glanmire
  • Mayfield
  • Gerard Griffin Street, Blackpool
  • Rathcormac
  • Kinsale Mondays
  • Blarney Saturdays

General Info

Date Entered/Updated
28th Jul, 2020
Cork City & Co Cork
Expiry Date
28th Sep, 2020