Get Involved

Why we want you to volunteer with us:

Our aim is to create opportunities for everyone to get involved with their heritage in any way that they choose and volunteering is a great way for us to offer meaningful ways for people to participate with heritage. 

We believe this increased individual and community participation at special places brings them to life and helps protect and preserve them for future generations. Also our team of passionate and enthusiastic volunteers help us do so much more here at Fota.

Why should you volunteer?

There are many reasons for volunteering and each person will have their own motivations, and by joining the Fota team as a volunteer you will have the opportunity to:

  • meet lots of new people
  • learn new skills
  • gain experience in a range of areas
  • do something worthwhile
  • work in beautiful surroundings
  • have fun!

What areas you can participate in?

  • tour guiding
  • gardening and horticulture
  • composting
  • customer services duties ( at our Welcome Desk)
  • event planning and support
  • furniture restoration
  • oral history and reminiscence
  • conservation
  • Fota ambassadors at events
  • marketing
  • …and much more!

Supports and training

At the beginning of the year all new volunteers will be asked to attend an induction workshop where you can find out more about the Irish Heritage Trust and Fota as well as discovering more about the roles you might like to try.

Further training and support will be given on more specific roles and you will have opportunities to discuss these with other volunteers.  We have a regular monthly meeting for staff and volunteers to keep everyone informed on training opportunities and property updates. We also take ‘fam’ trips to other properties and hold social events for the team. 

Contact our volunteer co-ordinator Helene today and she’ll help get you started on or (021) 481 5543