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Volunteer support person for a drop in service

Sligo Social Services

About Sligo Social Services

Sligo Social Services Council Ltd. is a voluntary company, limited by guarantee, established to respond to the needs of individuals, families and communities in the Sligo region promoting justice, equality and the dignity of the human being. Volunteers are central to the work of Sligo Social Services. Volunteers work alongside professional staff to deliver vital services to those in need.

What's Involved

Open Access Volunteer. The main role of the volunteer will be to be a support person for a drop in service.

The volunteer will be responsible for giving general advice, information and support in relation to whatever issues that the person presents with. These are typically financial issues, assistance with payments/entitlements, housing and homelessness, and services for drug and/or alcohol supports. The volunteer will undergo training and be supported by the Coordinator of the service.

What's required for this position

It would be desirable if the volunteer had some experience in the welfare sector, yet not essential as we provide training.

  • Personable Skills
  • Phone Support/ Information Giver

Level of English required for this role:
Fluent English

Times and commitment required for this role


Minimum time commitment: 6 months

Hours required: 3hrs Fortnightly

Other Details

Location of volunteering opportunity:
Sligo Social Services, Charles St, Sligo.

Other location details:

Also available in these counties

Screening details for this role:

  • Garda Vetting
  • Informal Interviews
  • References
  • Application Form
  • Identification Check (photo ID etc…)

Volunteers will be provided with the following supports:

  • Support/ advice/ recognition
  • Supervision
  • Initial induction and training
  • Insurance cover
  • Ongoing training opportunities

Volunteers with the following challenges will be supported in this role

  • Physical Disability
  • Mental Health Difficulties

Age restrictions:
Over 18

Is this opportunity suitable for groups/teams of volunteers?

Benefits you will receive as a volunteer

They will be given support, training and exposure to work experience if studying in this field.

  • This opportunity is posted by:
  • Contact person: Caoimhe Borthwick
  • Organisation: Sligo Social Services
  • Email:
  • Phone: 071-9145682
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