Public Engagement Volunteer

Employer Plan International Ireland
Location Dublin and the East
Specific Location Dublin
Salary Plan International Ireland covers travel expenses to and from our office.
Closing Date 21/03/2018


Working with the Public Engagement Team, you will be supporting the Donor Relations Officer to co-ordinate communications between children and their sponsors. In addition to this, the volunteer will have the opportunity to conduct research, support event co-ordination and to provide assistance to the team across various areas including Marketing, Fundraising and Digital Media.

This role would suit someone with an interest in, and an understanding of, international development and human rights. In particular, the ideal candidate will be enthusiastic about communicating Plan’s overseas development work with supporters and the general public.

Someone with excellent attention to detail and an interest in learning about the internal workings of a leading International Development Organisation will thoroughly benefit from this role.


Donor Care

You will act as the mediator of communications between our donors and the children they sponsor around the world. In this role you will develop highly desired professionals skills in operating CRM systems, as well as getting a great insight into fundraising, including recruiting and maintaining supporters.

Fundraising Events

You will assist in bringing our current Plan campaigns to new audiences, including our ‘Because I am a girl’ branded events such as overseas Treks and Challenges and the gala ball. This will involve creative marketing and acting as an ambassador for Plan International at these events.

Digital & Social Media Content

You will be involved in sourcing and developing content for our newsletters and social media channels. This will include bringing inspirational stories from our Overseas Programmes to our supporters and other innovative methods necessary to building a lively and enthusiastic brand. This will enhance the candidates skill sets in both communications for development and in fundraising.

In addition to these tasks, we can support you in developing skills according to your own professional goals.

Please note that this is not an internship, but an opportunity for those looking to do something worthwhile for a good cause. However, to say thank you, we will be able to provide a valuable learning opportunity for those interested in public engagement in the development sector.


  • Computer literate
  • Fluency in English
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Excellent telephone manner
  • Excellent communication and organisation skills
  • A genuine interest in the development or humanitarian sector


Hours: 2 – 3 days per week (hours negotiable)
Duration: Minimum of 4 months
Expenses: Plan International Ireland covers travel expenses to and from our office.


If interested in this role then please email your CV with a cover note detailing your suitability for the role to [email protected] before 5 p.m. on Wednesday March 21st.

* This document is not intended to be an exhaustive role description – it serves only as an overview of the role.

* Garda checks and clearance are essential prior to volunteer posting as part of Plan Ireland’s child protection controls.

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