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Gain new skills, amazing memories and safe lives!

Volunteers are the backbone of our organisation. Over 850 volunteer hours are poured into the rescue centre every week! Our volunteers are involved in all aspects of the organisation from the rescue, rehabilitation and release of sick and injured seal pups, to community engagement, education, conservation and fundraising. Our volunteers gain valuable knowledge, skills, friendships and always take away unforgettable memories! Join us today!

Short Term Experiences:

‘Rescuer For A Day’ Experience

Make the most out of your visit to Seal Rescue Ireland’s Visitor Centre with this one of a kind opportunity to get ‘hands on’, behind the scenes with this half day, immersive programme! Start off by receiving an in-depth presentation about Ireland’s seals and why they need our help, and then receive a full ‘behind the scenes’ tour of the hospital. Then it’s time to get your hands dirty working alongside our animal care team! Together, you will clean the pools and kennels, feed the seals, and help with animal care tasks. You will get the opportunity to work up close with the seal pups, get to know their stories and personalities, and get great photo opportunities while contributing valuably to our efforts. 
Duration: 3 Hr
Cost: €50 per person
Details: Must be booked ahead on Airbnb. Minimum age 10 years old and all minors must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.

‘Seal Feed & Enrichment’ Experience

Get more out of your visit to Seal Rescue Ireland’s Visitor Centre by participating in this brand new, engaging experience, which is great for all ages! This programme gives you the unique opportunity to see our adorable seal pups up close, get involved in the rehabilitation process, and help us get them one step closer to being released back into the wild! Your experience will begin with a behind the scenes tour of the hospital where you’ll assist our skilled staff in preparing feeds and other enrichment items to keep the seals happy, healthy and mentally stimulated while in our care. You will then be led out to our rehabilitation pools for the chance to feed the seals, watch them dive and compete for fish, and develop the skills they’ll need to flourish in the wild!
Duration: 1 Hr
Cost: €20 per person
Details: No age restrictions but minors must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.
Must be booked ahead of time on AirBnb – Click here! 
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