About North West STOP
North West STOP (formally “STOP suicide”) was founded in 2004 by families who were bereaved by suicide. We are a community, voluntary body that works to prevent suicide by informing, educating and promoting positive suicide prevention policies throughout the west and north-west of Ireland. We provide a free confidential counselling service for those who are experiencing difficulties in day to day life. Our administration office is located upstairs at the Beepark Resource Centre in Manorhamilton Co. Leitrim.
At present, we receive no government or corporate funding which means we rely entirely on the generosity of the public for donations and fundraising events.
Our fully qualified Garda Vetted Counsellors are located across Sligo, Leitrim, Donegal, Cavan, Longford, Mayo, & Roscommon. Each of the counsellors have their own counselling rooms available. We also have a counselling room available at the Beepark Resource Centre in Manorhamilton.
Many of our clients have attempted to seek help elsewhere and have either been placed on long waiting lists or their needs have not been met.
We are looking for volunteers to help out with a street bucket collection on the 21st of December in Sligo. You will be asked to take donations from passers by who wish to donate in our sealed buckets. We encourage you to wear any festive clothes you want, Christmas jumpers, Santa/elf costumes or even a Santa hat! Musicians, singers are all welcome!
What's required for this position
It is important to be enthusiastic and engaging when taking on this role. It is also important that you politely thank each person who choses to donate. We will have information about our charity on hand for anyone who does not know about our service.
- Arts/ Music/ Drama
- Business/ HR/ Management
- Community Development/ Social work
- Education/ Training
- Event management/ Fundraising
- Personable Skills
- Phone Support/ Information Giver
- PR/ Marketing/ Market Research
- Research/ Journalism/ Media
- Retail/ Customer Service
Level of English required for this role:
Times and commitment required for this role
Minimum time commitment: Once Off
Hours required: 1hrs Once off
Location of volunteering opportunity:
Insomnia, Quayside Shopping Centre, Wine Street, Sligo Town
Also available in these counties
Cavan, Donegal, Leitrim, Longford, Mayo, Roscommon, Sligo
Screening details for this role:
- Informal Interviews
- Identification Check (photo ID etc…)
Volunteers will be provided with the following supports:
- Support/ advice/ recognition
- Initial induction and training
- Ongoing training opportunities
Volunteers with the following challenges will be supported in this role
- Physical Disability
- Learning Disability
- Mental Health Difficulties
No age restrictions
Is this opportunity suitable for groups/teams of volunteers?
Benefits you will receive as a volunteer
We hope that you will meet fellow volunteers and people of the public who have been donating their time and money so generously to us over the years. Last year we had fantastic feedback from the volunteers who had lots of fun while helping us fundraise.