Volunteer Services

Hospital Arts Programme

The National Centre for Arts and Health at Tallaght Hospital is always seeking volunteer artists to participate in the exciting art programme for patients in the hospital. The programme involves volunteer artists spending two hours per week with patients on selected wards. Visual artists use a ‘Mobile Art Trolley’ stocked with art materials and we welcome artists from all art forms, especially visual art, music and creative writing. Artists invite patients to express themselves using the art materials by their bedside and support and encourage patients to engage in arts.

Patients are offered the opportunity to create, but a refusal to engage will always be respected. Volunteer artists are supported by the Director of Arts and Health. The Clinical areas in which the artist would be offered work include Age Related Health Care, Renal Dialysis and Neurology (all adult patients) and with children in the National Children’s Hospital (N.B. subject to Garda clearance and suitable references). For further information on the Arts programme in the hospital please visit their department information on the website.


Tallaght Hospital which incorporates the Adelaide, Meath and National Children's Hospitals provides world-class healthcare to adults and children every day. Together with our partners, the Adelaide Health Foundation, the Meath Foundation, and the National Children's Hospital Foundation, we endeavour to provide patients with life-changing treatment, improving the quality of life for patients and their families.

This vital work is assisted through donations and, as such, we welcome donations and the support of the wider community. To find out more about making a donation, please visit: