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Volunteer Outreach Worker

Chrysalis Community Drug Project

About Chrysalis Community Drug Project

Chrysalis is a Community Drug Project offering a range of services to drug users, their families and the wider community in the greater Stoneybatter area. Chrysalis also offers a range of services to drug using female sex workers.

What's Involved

Chrysalis is currently recruiting for the position of volunteer outreach workers to female sex workers. This will entail driving in the Dublin 7/4 areas, making contact with female sex workers, providing harm reduction information/ materials and making appropriate referrals if needed.The role will involve:
• Engaging women on the streets
• Delivering harm reduction Information/Materials
• Referring women to appropriate services
• Crisis Intervention
• Attending Training/Supervision
• 2 shifts per month required.

Application Process
You can download our application form on our website here
Return completed application with your CV to:

Interviews will take place during November. If you are successful, training will be provided at the start of 2017. There will be a Probation Period of 6 months.

What's required for this position

Volunteers do not have to have experience working with sex workers.

Essential Requirements:
1. Experience in working with marginalised / vulnerable adults.
2. Knowledge and understanding of addiction and related issues.
3. 2 years full clean drivers licence
• Experience in Outreach Work.
• Experience in working with female sex workers.
• Relevant training e.g. Social Studies, Social Care, Addiction Studies, Case Management etc.

  • Community Development/ Social work

Level of English required for this role:
Fluent English

Times and commitment required for this role


Minimum time commitment: 2 years

Other Details

Location of volunteering opportunity:
Outreach work in Dublin 7 and Dublin 4

Screening details for this role:

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

Volunteers will be provided with the following supports:

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

Age restrictions:
Over 21

  • This opportunity is posted by:
  • Volunteer Centre: Dublin City
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