Cork’s Community Engagement programme was established in 2022, in response to the mass migration of Ukrainian refugees to Cork. It offers a new way to bridge the gap between communities that need support and the people who want to help. It gives people the opportunity to get involved in community focused projects and provides opportunities to establish new connections in Cork City & County.

Volunteering can help people who are new in Cork improve their confidence, mental health, English language skills, gain work experience, and even make friends. Ireland is known for its strong sense of community, and volunteering can be a good way to get to meet new people and create meaningful connections. The opportunities are endless, from mentoring, charity shops, and even craft volunteering.

Get in touch with us and we will help you find the right opportunity for you.

Here are a few options to participate in volunteering activities:

Search for volunteering opportunities on our website:

Simply click the Search Opportunities button, select your Area, Activity and/or Cause of interest and view the current opportunities available.

Join our Summer and Seasonal Activities

If you want to know more about our summer and seasonal volunteering activities, get in touch with us and we will let you know when we have a special event coming up. You can find our contact details above. 

Participate in our weekly ongoing activities

You can find a full range of our weekly ongoing activities listed below.


11am – Project Finishers – Cork Volunteer Centre

Add a final perfect touch!

Our Knit & Crochet group have been super busy making these gorgeous baby garments for donation to premature babies in CUH Maternity Ward.But we need your help!

We are excited to share that we have started a brand new Monday craft group of Project Finishers to help add buttons, ribbons and other finishing touches before we donate.

Help us to get ready items for distribution to charity organisations.
Join our group on Monday at 11am.

Everyone is welcome!