Children in Hospital Ireland: Play Volunteers

Play Volunteers

Location: Paediatric Urgent Care Centre at Connolly Hospital, Blanchardstown
(please do not contact the hospital directly)

Do you like to play? Would you enjoy helping to create a welcoming and playful environment for children in the new Urgent Care Centre?

Children in Hospital Ireland are currently recruiting volunteers for the brand new Urgent Care centre in Blanchardstown, Connolly Hospital. Volunteers will be facilitate play and support children and their families over 3 sessions a day, morning, afternoon and evening. If you are interested in finding out more and would be available 2 hours per week, we would love to hear from you.

Children in Hospital Ireland is one of Ireland’s leading children’s charities providing play and fun for children in hospital around the country for nearly 50 years. Children need the opportunity to play wherever they are and as a play volunteer you make this happen. Play volunteers in the urgent care centre will create a friendly environment throughout the service, as well as facilitate play in out-patient clinics and the accident and emergency department.

Play volunteers need only to be willing to have fun with children of all ages and abilities. All necessary training will be provided for play in a medical environment.

Desired Skills

  • Enjoy engaging in play with children
  • Comfortable in a busy medical setting
  • Good communication skills for children and families in particular
  • Reliable and consistent
  • Additional languages an added benefit
  • CHI welcomes a diversity of volunteers

How to Become a Volunteer

We will be holding information and interview event in Blanchardstown on June 19th – you must register and attend this session before attending training and becoming a volunteer.

For full details, and to register to attend an information session please email or ring us on 012903510

After attending, and a successful interview, you will be invited to training


  • Over 18
  • References
  • Garda Vetting
  • International Police Clearance for those who have lived in another country for more than 6 months

Find out more on our website:


Dublin 15

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