Corporate Volunteering

Corporate volunteers at work
Corporate volunteers at work

Please note volunteering opportunities are no longer available as Team Hope’s 50+ Checking Centres around the country are all now closed (as of 3Dec19). 

Its not too late to donate a shoebox gift as Team Hope’s Ready-Made Shoebox is now available online only €15 each. For more details click HERE or DONATE

If you and your colleagues want to volunteer as a team with the Christmas Shoebox Appeal then this page is for you.

With around 2,000 volunteers engaged at peak, you and your colleagues can be assured of a meaningful voluteering experience at one of our 50+ Checking Centres around the country. Most of these Checking Centres require volunteer teams between October and November each year, depending on the size and location of the Centre.

Volunteering roles for individuals or small teams within these Checking Centres are typically threefold following a short induction briefing which volunteers must attend:

  1. Checking donated shoebox gifts for Customs purposes etc.
  2. Packing 9-10 sealed shoebox gifts into a larger outer carton (aka cartoning)
  3. Loading filled cartons on to a trailer/sea-container for delivery overseas

Volunteering teams are usually groups of 10-15 people each for a 3-hour slot either weekday mornings or evenings (October and November each year depending on the size and location of the Centre). 

As well as helping Team Hope’s Christmas Shoebox Appeal, many businesses large and small, find that volunteering can be a great team-building excercise with chats over tea/coffee at the Centre and some going out together for lunch afterwards, adding to the overall volunteering experience.

Where an employer offers Volunteer Matching Gifts for their employees who volunteer, Team Hope appreciates and accepts these matching gifts towards the general work of the charity, directly or through the following third-party platforms:

To volunteer please express your interest directly with one of the larger Checking Centres below:

To express your interest in volunteering at smaller Centres nationwide, please email

If you’d like support planning your large corporate volunteering event with Team Hope’s Christmas Shoebox Appeal, or to  request a speaker or representative from Team Hope to share directly with you and your colleagues about volunteering with the Christmas Shoebox Appeal, please call 01-294-0222 (business hours) or email Team Hope on

Thank you in advance for considering Team Hope for your corporate volunteering event – it really will make a difference helping vulnerable children overseas.