About Dublin Simon Community
Dublin Simon Community works to prevent and address homelessness in Dublin, Kildare, Wicklow, Meath, Louth, Cavan and Monaghan. We provide services at all stages of homelessness and enable people to move to a place they can call home.
Our breakfast runners depart from Capel Street at 6am each Friday morning. We are currently trying to extend the service to other mornings during the week. You will distribute food and warm cups of tea or coffee to the rough sleepers of Dublin, before they are moved on from the spots in which they bedded down for the night. While you do not wake people who are asleep, you do stop and have a chat with those who are awake. We bring more than just food and drink - a smile and a little humanity goes a long way.
The breakfast run brings a special type of reward; if you are an early riser, you will start the day knowing that your contribution will have made a big difference in people's lives.
Further information about volunteering with us here
What's required for this position
While no specialist skills are needed, our volunteers are able to interact with people from all backgrounds, to listen when necessary, to be non-judgemental and to recognise that solving a bigger problem takes small steps.
- Community Development/ Social work
- Hospitality/ Befriending
- Multi-lingual/ Multi-culturalism
- Personable Skills
Level of English required for this role:
Times and commitment required for this role
Minimum time commitment: 6 months
Hours required: 2hrs Weekly
Location of volunteering opportunity:
119 Capel Street, Dublin 1
Various routes around Dublin City Centre
Also available in these counties
Dublin - City, Dublin - Dun Laoghaire/ Rathdown, Dublin - Fingal, Dublin - South Dublin County
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
- Reimbursement of expenses
- Insurance cover
Is this opportunity suitable for groups/teams of volunteers?
Benefits you will receive as a volunteer
We provide basic training and ongoing support for all of our volunteers, and they are included and kept informed aboput all aspect of the organisation.