What We Do

Contact Name        Carol Mullins, Patient Advice & Liaision Service Manager
Email PALS@tuh.ie

Our Volunteer Services Department has been running since the doors of the hospital opened in 1998. Originally our volunteers showed patients coming to the new hospital where to find their clinic or a ward to find their loved one.

As our hospital has grown so to, has the unique contribution our volunteers make to our patients healthcare journey. Each volunteer at Tallaght University Hospital plays an indispensable role in enhancing the experience our patients, their carers and visitors have during their time with us, whether it is for a brief or extended period of time.

In addition to an array of support services, our volunteer programme particularly through the Volunteer Coffee Shop raise funds which are invested back into programmes within the hospital that benefit of patients. The primary benefactor of monies raised is our extensive arts programme, below are just some of the initiatives supported by our Volunteer programme. If you are interested in becoming involved in our Volunteer Programme please read the information below which includes application details

How to Apply?

If you are interested in volunteering at Tallaght University Hospital please contact the Patient Advice & Liaison Service (PALs) team on Ph: (01) 414 4709 and they will be happy to answer any questions you may have. All volunteers need to complete a registration form and return it by email pals@tuh.ie or by post to Ms. Carol Mullins, Manager, Patient Advice & Liaison Service, Tallaght University Hospital, Tallaght, Dublin 24, D24 NR0A. If you apply you must be prepared to attend volunteer training and orientation, depending on the volunteer role this can take up to two days

To be eligible as a volunteer you must:

  • Be enthusiastic and willing to help others
  • Aged 18 -100 years old 
  • Be able to commit to regular volunteer shifts for a minimum of 12 months 
  • Pass Garda Vetting Process
  • Be able to provide two references (not relatives)

Once we receive your application we will organise an interview, reference check, commence Garda Vetting process and arrange any training required either in person or via HSEland website. Following consultation we will then place you in an appropriate volunteer programme and agree your work schedule taking into consideration your work preference, availability and current volunteer vacancies.