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The HOPE Foundation


At a Glance

  • Start Date:10/10/2022
  • End Date:17/10/2022
  • Closing date:17/10/2022
  • Post Updated:04/09/2022
  • Min Hours:2 hours/day
  • Role Type:Fundraising

Requirements:good level of spoken English;friendly personality ; genuine interest in work of HOPE; kind; empathetic; reliable; curious; accountable


It is estimated that up to 250,000 children are forced to exist on the streets and in the slums of Kolkata,( formerly Calcutta), in India.  The Hope Foundation (HOPE) was established in 1999, by Irish Humanitarian Maureen Forrest, to break the cycle of poverty, free the children from a life of horror and provide a better future for the children.

HOPE now provides support to over vital 60 projects including education, primary healthcare, child protection, children’s shelters, vocational training and drugs rehabilitation. With offices in Ireland , UK, USA and India, HOPE also works with local Indian NGOs to rescue thousands of children from the streets and slums of Kolkata.

The Hope Foundation is a registered Irish charity (CHY 13237) and is governed by the Dóchas Code of Corporate Governance. The HOPE Honorary Director, Maureen Forrest, does not take a salary.


The Annual National Week  of HOPE, kindly supported by Butlers Chocolate, takes place around the country during between October 10 th and October 17th.

The week  of HOPE raises much needed funds for the street and slum children of Kolkata, India.

HOPE is encouraging people to buy, sell and eat HOPE Butlers Chocolate Truffle bars and make a difference to a child’s life.  Each bar costs €2 and each bar will feed a street child in our care for 2 days.Our bars will be sold on Shop street and in the Galway Shopping Centre and Eyre Square Shopping centre druing this Week of HOPE. 

All  funds raised will go directly to the children in Kolkata. The money will be spent on healthcare in the HOPE hospital and education through HOPE’s creches and  coaching centres as well as towards other vital services provided for the children who are forced to live on the streets and in the slums.

HOPEs vision is of a world where it should never hurt to be a child.

Is training provided?: Yes

Tasks that the volunteer(s) will be expected to undertake:

sale of chocolate bars to the public

accountability for sales 

Skills required for this role:

friendliness; accountability; transparency; reliability ; honesty; flexibility

Details of time commitment needed for role:
Daily during week of 10th - 17th October 2022 for 2 hours per day ( not every day )

Minimum time commitment per week:
2 hour p/week

Additional screening required for this role:
informal interview


If you have any questions about this role please feel free to get in touch:

Name: Maura Lennon

Address: The HOPE Foundation, 17 Sycamore Drive


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