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.
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:
Times and commitment required for this role
Minimum time commitment: 6 months
Hours required: 3hrs Fortnightly
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
- 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
Volunteers with the following challenges will be supported in this role
- Physical Disability
- Mental Health Difficulties
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.