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Do you have 2 hours per fortnight to make a valuable contribution to the fight for equality for same sex couples, our families and our children? Become a Marriage Equality volunteer!
At Marriage Equality, our work would not be possible without the help of our volunteers - they're a huge part of what we do! We're always looking for new people to join our team... would you be able to contribute your time and expertise to our campaign?
Here's how you can get involved:
We are looking for committed volunteers to help out on our phone lines, by contacting our supporters and giving them more information and encouragement in going to visit their TDs.
- You give: your time, approximately 2 hours every fortnight for at least 6 months; your commitment and energy to progressing this campaign.
- You get: the satisfaction of being involved in one of the most important equality issues of our generation; training and experience that can develop your personal and professional skills and an understanding of political engagement and campaigning.
If you enjoy working as part of a team, want to be involved in grassroots mobilisation and have excellent communications skills and telephone manner, then this could be the volunteering opportunity for you.
To find out more about volunteering with Marriage Equality, please contact Dawn - our Volunteer Manager - on (01) 873 4183 or at: email@example.com.
To download an application form for this position, please click here.
"While doing some research I stumbled upon Marriage Equality. The website was packed with information. To my shame I had never really thought about many of the issues that it highlighted. On the same day I read that Mr. Evan Wolfson, civil rights advocate extraordinaire, was coming to Ireland to speak for Marriage Equality. I was lucky enough to wangle an invite. From that moment on I was hooked by the personalities, passion and principles of the people I met.
I asked if I could be of any help and was told about the TD Campaign. The TD campaign is driven by volunteers and aims to educate and empower people to make Ireland a more inclusive and inspirational place to live. Being part of the team has shown me how every small action that we take really does make a difference. I've done my share of volunteering over the years but my work with Marriage Equality has been really empowering and educational and I'm proud of changes made and those that are coming."
"The great thing about the TD campaign is that you are involved in a campaign that brings together people from all over the country to work towards a common goal. Over the last few years we've really seen it make a difference in the opinions of TDs thanks to the continued support and enthusiasm of all Marriage Equality's supporters. Volunteering has been a really rewarding experience so far and it's well worth getting involved in the campaign for equality in this country."
"I got involved in the Marriage Equality TD campaign from hearing about the KAL case while working as a legal intern in another human rights organisation, the Free Legal Advice Centres. I felt compelled to volunteer for the simple reason that anything less than equality for the LGBT community was a violation, by the Irish Government, of the civil rights of couples and their families. As a volunteer now for over a year and a half, I feel I have developed a personal relationship with the supporters and it's the knowledge that each phone conversation is a small step towards change that keeps me going. The ongoing support for the campaign is a testament to the enthusiasm and positive resolve of the organisation and its founders."
"I decided to volunteer with marriage equality because it's a campaign which is about mobilising social change. I strongly believe in the extension of full marriage rights to same-sex couples and the TD campaign is a vital part of putting the issue on the political agenda. So far it has been a rewarding experience and I'm happy to be part of the fight for equal rights."
What supporters say about our volunteers
"I want to thank you all for keeping in touch with me over the last few months (a lovely lady has been ringing to encourage me to get in touch with my elected representatives). I had been putting it on the long finger but I just want to stress that the work you guys do is really appreciated and keeping on top of people really does pay off, as it has now. ;)" (Ronan O - Marriage Equality supporter)