Become a Daffodil Day Community Organiser

Daffodil Day volunteers selling flowers and pins

Get involved in Daffodil Day 2023 as a Community Organiser! We’re looking for volunteers to join our team in locations across Ireland. For full role description, see here below. 

Community Organisers are needed in:

  • Navan,
  • Tullamore,
  • Duleek,
  • Limerick City,
  • Kilkenny city,
  • Tallaght,
  • Carlow,
  • Kilrush,
  • Kilkee,
  • Lahinch,
  • Bunratty,
  • Ballyvaughan,
  • Longford Town,
  • Donegal Town.

What is a Daffodil Day Community Organiser?  

The Daffodil Day Community Organiser is responsible for the coordination of Daffodil Day activities in their local area.

Daffodil Day is Ireland’s largest flagship fundraising day and requires the support of volunteers across the country to coordinate the sale of Daffodil Day merchandise in their local community. There are currently around 450 Daffodil Day Community Organisers across Ireland.

With the full support of the Irish Cancer Society fundraising team, you will be responsible for helping to bring Daffodil Day and all the amazing colour and excitement it brings with it, to your local area, in turn helping to support cancer patients and their families across Ireland by raising vital funds and awareness.

In 2023, Daffodil Day brought in over €4.5 million of which nearly €2.4 was contributed by Community Organisers and their volunteers.

What does a Daffodil Day Community Organiser do?

As a Daffodil Day Community Organiser you will be tasked with:

  • Identifying and recruiting local volunteers to help in the delivery of Daffodil Day. Volunteers could include family, friends, local students or members of your local clubs. The Irish Cancer Society can also help with volunteer recruitment in the lead up to Daffodil Day.
  • Organising a volunteer roster for the day indenting times and locations that need to be filled.
  • Identifying and suggesting possible high foot fall locations within your local area in which to set up Daffodil Day activities.
  • Ordering and storing (short term) of Daffodil Day stock.
  • Distribution of Daffodil Day stock to volunteer locations on Daffodil Day.
  • Supervising your local activities on Daffodil Day (24 March 2023) and supporting your volunteers as is needed.
  • Collecting, counting and lodging all funds raised throughout the day at your local AIB or post office.

What is expected of me as a volunteer?

The main activity for this role will take place between January and April each year with a peak during the week of Daffodil Day (24 March 2023). A maximum of 1 or 2 hours commitment will be required most weeks but may be more the week of Daffodil Day and it is required that you are available all day on Daffodil Day to supervise and manage your volunteers and activities on the day.

Is this a good fit for me?

We’re looking for volunteers who have:

  • Strong organisational skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Good connections in your local community
  • Good communication skills
  • A can do attitude
  • A desire to make a difference
  • Full clean driving licence would be beneficial but not essential

To apply for this role, please apply online here: Become a Community Organiser | Irish Cancer Society

More information 

For more information about volunteering with the Irish Cancer Society, contact the Volunteer Team at

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