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Assistant for weekly Stroke Support Group

Sligo Stroke Support Group run by the Irish Heart Foundation.

About Sligo Stroke Support Group run by the Irish Heart Foundation.

The Stroke Support Group is held every Thursday in Nazareth House community Gym from 2.30pm to 4.40pm. The group provides peer support for Stroke Survivors, information, guest speakers, social engagement, outings and an all important cup of tea. We also provide one hour of group based physical activity.

What's Involved

We need to recruit a few more volunteers that could come at 2.15pm on Thursdays, help set up chairs, tables, tea and coffees then mingle with the members and help tidy the room afterwards. Some volunteers like to get involved in weekly activities such as board games, quizzes, cards, art/crafts, but this isn't essential. If you can't commit to every week that is okay, perhaps you can join rota do once a fortnight or every 3rd week.

What's required for this position

Good interpersonal and communication skills
A sense of humour and patience
A good motivator who will encourage participation.

  • Hospitality/ Befriending
  • Personable Skills

Level of English required for this role:
Fluent English

Times and commitment required for this role


Minimum time commitment: 6 months

Hours required: 3hrs Weekly

Other Details

Location of volunteering opportunity:
Nazareth House, Church Hill, Sligo

Other location details:

Screening details for this role:

  • Garda Vetting
  • Informal Interviews
  • References
  • Application Form

Volunteers will be provided with the following supports:

  • Support/ advice/ recognition
  • Initial induction and training
  • Insurance cover

Age restrictions:
Over 18

Is this opportunity suitable for groups/teams of volunteers?

Benefits you will receive as a volunteer

Opportunity to make a difference in the lives and wellbeing of people recovering from having a stroke

  • This opportunity is posted by:
  • Contact person: Martina Greene
  • Organisation: Sligo Stroke Support Group run by the Irish Heart Foundation.
  • Email:
  • Phone: 087 6057696
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