Volunteer

Become a part of the Irish Cultural Center and McClelland Library by Volunteering

Everything we do here at the Irish Cultural Center and McClelland Library is assisted by our wonderful volunteers. We have volunteer opportunities available for every event and every hour we are open to the public. Volunteers at the Library and Center get a chance to educate and interact with the public on a daily basis, all while increasing their own knowledge of Ireland’s history, literature, and culture. By becoming a volunteer you help the Irish Cultural Center and McClelland Library deliver the experience, services, and classes that create a lasting legacy.

About Volunteering for the Irish Cultural Center:

The Irish Cultural Center needs enthusiastic volunteers willing to share their knowledge of all things Celtic with our visitors. The Cultural Center is currently looking for Docents and Special Event Volunteers. No previous Docent experience is required. We will provide all the training that is necessary.

Docent Requirements: Docents are needed for one 5-hour shift per week from 10AM to 3PM. The Irish Cultural Center is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10:00am to 3:00pm and First Fridays .

Docent Duties: Leading tours, providing information regarding the Irish Cultural Center and McClelland Library, answering phones, and additional office help when needed.

Special Event Volunteers: Throughout the year the Irish Cultural Center hosts a series of events on its campus. In addition, the Center attends many off site events representing the Irish community. If you do not have a lot of availability but still wish to volunteer, becoming a Special Event Volunteer is the perfect way to help! Become an active part of the Irish Community today!

If you are interested in becoming a Docent or Special Event Volunteer, please call 602.258.0109 or email Jan Murphy at volunteers@azirish.org.

About Volunteering in the McClelland Library:

The McClelland Library accepts new volunteers year round. Training programs will get you acquainted with the library and assist us with placing you in the perfect volunteer position. The first step to becoming a volunteer is to fill out this application.

Once the application is completed, please send it to the attention of the McClelland Library. You can send it by mail to 1106 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85004 or info@azirishlibrary.org.  Once your application is received we will contact you in regards to starting your volunteer training.

Areas you may find our Volunteers:

  • Genealogy Booths, Events, and Classes
  • Assisting Patrons in Locating Materials
  • Assisting Patrons with Research
  • Providing Tours and Educating the General Public
  • Working on Special Projects that Align with Individual Experience and Talents

If you are interested in finding out more about the opportunities to be involved, please contact us by info@azirishlibrary.org or call 602.864.2351.