NEW Virtual Volunteering Opportunities
In the era of social distancing, we have created the following opportunities for volunteering with SRI.. from wherever you are! By volunteering with SRI remotely, you are supporting our life-saving work and making a difference in your own patch, while staying safe, healthy and reducing the spread of Covid-19. Join us!
Contact Kim at [email protected] for information on how to register.
1) Virtual Community Conservation Training + Tour
2) Beach Clean/Litter Pick
Duration: 1 Hour one-time + Opportunity for Ongoing Engagement
Get involved in keeping your local area clean and rubbish free, while protecting wildlife from plastic ingestion and entanglement hazards, by organising a local beach clean or litter pick! At SRI, we see seals injured or killed by plastic pollution all too often, and as part of our conservation efforts we regularly conduct beach cleans, forest cleans and litter picks in our local area to get the plastic pollution away from where it can do harm to wildlife. Getting out and about in your own local coastline or forest trail to pick up rubbish is an easy way to make a big impact and reverse the tide on plastic pollution! Don’t forget to keep a record of what you find, and report collected rubbish to your local council so it can be removed and discarded responsibly!
Find out if your company does volunteer matching, so you can raise funds for SRI while you beach clean!
3) Virtual Rescue Network Training
4) Seal Stride
Duration: Choose your Goal (3km-100km)
Take on the Seal Stride Challenge to help our sick and injured pups! Support SRI by taking on a sponsored run or walk to raise much-needed funds to cover operational costs at our Seal Rescue Centre. With recent fundraising challenges due to COVID-19, and a rising number of rescued seals requiring life-saving care, SRI has had our work cut out for us! With a suggested donation of €5 per km walked/run, you can set up your own fundraiser and get sponsors to match your efforts, however high your goal! Make a difference with every km this spring, while enjoying the great outdoors and getting a bit of exercise to boot.
5) Virtual Guided Nature Walk
Come spend a day out of the office for a unique opportunity for team building, learning how you can protect seals, while contributing to a worthy cause! Our Corporate Volunteer Days start with an engaging presentation about Seal Rescue Ireland. We’ll introduce our work, an understanding of marine ecology, seal behaviours and the threats to seals in Ireland. Once you’ve learned the reasons why we do what we do, we’ll then take your team on a behind the scenes tour of the hospital.
After meeting our seals and learning their stories, you’ll get the chance to participate in seal care work and help us tackle different maintenance projects around the rescue centre. Everyone will get a chance to work up close with the pups while you feed them and clean their pools!
The day runs from 10:30 to 16:00 with a one hour break for lunch. The Centre does not having dining facilities on site, however you are welcome to bring picnic lunches or we can recommend a number of great, local restaurants within walking distance we encourage you to try!
Once you confirm the date and number of people that will be participating, we will create an itinerary for you to pass along to your team so that they know what to bring and what to expect from their day!
“June is volunteering month again and I asked the team if they wanted to do something different this year or go back and help the Seal Rescue Centre. They all resoundingly wanted to go back to the seals 🙂 It obviously made a big impression as everyone who was their drastically reduced their plastic bottle usage!”
-Red, Google Dublin
Many companies have Corporate Social Responsibility programmes in place. Contact us at [email protected] to discuss rates!
All funding goes directly towards hospital operation costs and enables SRI to continue advancing animal care and conservation initiatives. Through these collaborations, we strive to create a sustainable future for humans, animals and our shared environment.