Become a Daffodil Day Community Organiser

Daffodil Day event at UCD Conway Institute

Community Organisers work directly with our fundraising team to bring the colour and excitement of Daffodil Day, our biggest fundraising event, to their local area.


About Daffodil Day Community Organisers

Daffodil Day is Ireland’s flagship fundraising event and requires the support of coordinators and volunteers to help bring it to local communities across the country.

It is estimated in excess of 10,000 people volunteer their time on Daffodil Day each year to help support street sales in their community. Coordinating and managing those volunteers and the delivery of local Daffodil Day street sales requires the support of local organisers, who work closely with the Irish Cancer Society community fundraising team to help deliver the colour and excitement of Daffodil Day and raise vital funds and awareness for cancer patients and their families.

As a Community Organiser you are the key connection between the Irish Cancer Society and your community. With a network of over 450 Community Organisers across Ireland and a dedicated member of the Irish Cancer Society team for support, you can be sure that whatever support you need is available and ready to help bring Daffodil Day to your community. 

What’s involved in being a Community Organiser?

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 street sales.
  • Ordering and storing (short term) of Daffodil Day stock prior to Daffodil Day.
  • Distribution of Daffodil Day stock to volunteer locations on Daffodil Day.
  • Collecting unsold stock upon completion of Daffodil Day and arranging for it’s return (Freepost).
  • Supervising your local activities on Daffodil Day 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 are the requirements to become a Daffodil Day Community Organiser?

The main activity for this role takes place between January and April each year with a peak during the week of Daffodil Day which is generally the last Friday in March. 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 itself to supervise and manage your volunteers and activities on the day.

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

Daffodil Day 2025

Daffodil Day is over for another year! We will open recruitment for next year's Daffodil Day later in 2024. 

Next steps and application process

If you are interested in becoming a Community Organiser for Daffodil Day, please fill out the application here and the volunteering team will be in touch. 

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