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Bus Driver - Carrigoran

Carrigoran House

About Carrigoran House

Carrigoran House is set in a magnificent sylvan setting overlooking the river Shannon, close to the village of Newmarket on Fergus, in Co. Clare. The ancient trees shelter the many pathways that meander around the beautiful mature gardens. They are an elderly care facality specalising in Alzheimerna and Dementia. Founded in 1974 by the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word and operated as a ‘not for profit’ charitable foundation (CHY 5840). Uniquely designed and purpose built to cater for the elderly, Carrigoran House prides itself on its long track record in setting new standards in care and retirement and offering and maintaining the highest standards and comfort to all guests.

What's Involved

The Health & Wellness Day Centre at Carrigoran House, benefits the wider community by enabling older persons to live longer in the community be healthier, more active, vibrant & involved. It provides a daily programme which includes Social, Creative, Fitness and Leisure activities.

Based in Newmarket On Fergus the Day Centre is currently looking for a bus driver to assist in supporting their clients on a Wednesday to get to and from the Centre.
The role will include collecting clients from their homes and returning them in the afternoon. The volunteer will be required for approx. 1hr 15 mins on Wednesday mornings at 09:00am & once again for their return journey home in the afternoon from approx. 15:30pm.
The bus is a 16 seater which requires a volunteer with a full clean driving licence to include the D1 category.
The volunteer driver will assist the clients in getting on and off the bus in a safe manner. This volunteer will need to be 23 years or over and the role is subject to garda vetting as well as a full clean driving licence .
Refreshments will be provided by Carrigoran during the day. If you have availability on a Wednesday and like working with the elderly please contact Dolores on 065 68 45517

What's required for this position

Full clean driving licence with D1 category.
Good communication skills.
Have an interest in working with the elderly.
Good sense of humour.

  • Drivers

Level of English required for this role:
Fluent English

Times and commitment required for this role


Minimum time commitment: 3 months

Hours required: 3hrs Weekly

Other Details

Location of volunteering opportunity:
Ennis, Newmarket On Fergus

Screening details for this role:

  • Garda Vetting
  • Informal Interviews
  • References
  • Application Form

Age restrictions:
Over 23

Is this opportunity suitable for groups/teams of volunteers?

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