Please note that the closing date for Longterm Resident Assistant (Sept - June) 2019 was on 2nd July, 2019. Please email if you would like any further details on the programme or how to get involved at YWCA Dublin.

Volunteer Resident Assistant (RA)

An opportunity to live in Dublin city centre rent free

The YWCA Ireland Resident Assistant (RA) programme provides an exciting opportunity for four women to enhance their work experience, hone their leadership skills, and live in a dynamic and intercultural environment in Dublin's city centre. This can be done while pursuing education or during a gap year. During this time, RAs are provided with free accommodation, breakfast, and an evening meal.



overview of the role

RAs support the YWCA Residence Staff with daily duties, providing an important link between students and YWCA management. The responsibilities of the role are generally focused around evenings and weekends and are shared amongst the RA team. While on duty, RAs are available to residents 24 hours a day, in case of an emergency. The RAs also facilitate activities for residents, such as film nights, walks, and other outings.

The primary role of RAs is to build a safe, inclusive, friendly, and welcoming environment for our guests. They assist practically and offer peer support. RAs are assigned "point-of-contact" duties in the student residence during evenings and over weekends. In addition, Resident Assistants will have the opportunity to contribute to and participate in YWCA Ireland’s national programmes and activities, which are focused around themes such as gender equality, faith, human rights, and women’s leadership.



Time Commitment

The RA role requires 10-15 hours per week, as assigned by the Residence Manager. It also includes overnight point-of-contact duties from 7pm-8am in rotation with the rest of the RA team.



Applying to become aN RA

If you are interested in applying for the RA programme you have two options:

Long Term RA

  • This programme runs for 10 months, from September to the end of June. In this programme, we seek candidates who are interested in participating in a Young Women’s Leadership programme. The programme involves training, workshops, and travel opportunities to meet other women in the global YWCA network, in addition to the routine duties of providing cover.

Summer RA

  • This programme runs for two months, from July to August. This programme is largely focused on providing hospitality for summer guests who typically stay for a shorter period of a few weeks, rather than a few months later in the year. See above for application form.