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Befriending/Support Volunteer

Inspire wellbeing

About Inspire wellbeing

Inspire Disability Service works with and for people with disabilities to ensure they live healthy, productive lives and are supported to achieve their full potential within all aspects of their lives.

What's Involved

Inspire wellbeing is a registered Charity in Ireland who works with people with Intellectual disabilities and autism and we are looking for Support Volunteers to join our Dundalk and Sligo Day Service. Tasks associated with this opportunity include accompanying service users in social activities, mentoring them and participating in scheme activities

What's required for this position

Volunteers should be empathetic and have good communication skills, have an ability to take direction and possess enthusiasm and passion for the area of intellectual disabilities and autism. To be reliable in attendance and to be punctual.

  • Hospitality/ Befriending

Level of English required for this role:
Fluent English

Times and commitment required for this role

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Minimum time commitment: 3 months

Hours required: 1hrs Weekly

Other Details

Location of volunteering opportunity:
Inspire wellbeing New Directions Dundalk Day Service, Clontygora Court, Muirhevnamore, Dundalk, Co Louth and Inspire Wellbeing New Directions Sligo Day Service, Grange, Co Sligo

Other location details:
Dundalk, Sligo

Also available in these counties
Louth, Sligo

Screening details for this role:

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

Volunteers will be provided with the following supports:

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

Age restrictions:
Over 18

Is this opportunity suitable for groups/teams of volunteers?
Yes

Benefits you will receive as a volunteer

Full training provided, ongoing support,  development of skill set, out of pocket expenses covered

  • This opportunity is posted by:
  • Volunteer Centre: Louth
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