About Cope Foundation
COPE Foundation provides a comprehensive range of services to persons with intellectual disability and/or autism through a network of community based supports at over 65 locations in Cork city and county. These supports include early intervention, education, training, leisure, sports, arts, supported employment as well a specialised health and world-class multidisciplinary and residential supports.
A Volunteer is required to support some people with lower ability to gain personal expression & creativity through music & dance. This role will help people Cope supports to understand their own creativity. This position is based in Togher and the hours involved are Monday and /or Wednesday 2 pm - 3.30 pm..
What's required for this position
Ideally this volunteer will have experience of working with people with an intellectual disability and would be enthusiastic in sharing their talent with the people Cope support. A qualification or an interest in the area of music & dance is preferable.
- Arts/ Music/ Drama
- Community Development/ Social work
- Personable Skills
Level of English required for this role:
Times and commitment required for this role
Minimum time commitment: 3 months
Hours required: 3hrs Weekly
Location of volunteering opportunity:
Screening details for this role:
- Garda Vetting
- Informal Interviews
- Application Form
- Identification Check (photo ID etc…)
Volunteers will be provided with the following supports:
- Support/ advice/ recognition
- Initial induction and training
- Insurance cover
- Ongoing training opportunities
Benefits you will receive as a volunteer
The volunteer will have many opportunities to learn & practice their skills and develop new friendships. It will also give great satisfaction in maximising opportunities for the people we support to do normal everyday things.