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Helper at Group for People with Disabilities

Tydavnet Faith & Light

About Tydavnet Faith & Light

Tydavnet Faith and Light is a voluntary organisation that meets once a month with a break during the summer months. Our aims are to ensure that people with any intellectual disability or any other need are included within our society.

Our meetings are called fiestas, and at these we have time for some party pieces, celebrate birthdays or any other occasion or achievement, a mass/prayer service and time for tea and something to eat. The main goal is to provide a social outing for our special people!

Outside our fiestas, we have outings throughout the year - Lough Derg, Knock and a weekend away in Roscommon are annual events. We also have National Days and Fun days hosted in different communities in different places.

What's Involved

Setting up the hall - putting up banners, setting the tables for tea afterwards before the fiesta. Speaking to our members, guiding those through an activity, helping special people mine out the gospel, helping to serve out the tea!

Fiestas take place from 2.00 pm to 6.00 pm one Sunday per month.

What's required for this position

Patience, being able to listen, learning different methods of communication, being able to have fun and explore friendships with people of different ages and abilities!

  • Arts/ Music/ Drama
  • Hospitality/ Befriending
  • Personable Skills
  • Trades/ Operative/ Manual
  • Youth/ Childcare

Level of English required for this role:
Intermediate English

Times and commitment required for this role


Minimum time commitment: 1 year

Hours required: 4hrs Monthly

Other Details

Location of volunteering opportunity:
Tydavnet Community Centre, Tydavnet, Co. Monaghan

Other location details:
Lough Derg, Knock, Cuisle Holiday Centre Roscommon,

Also available in these counties

Screening details for this role:

  • Garda Vetting
  • References
  • Identification Check (photo ID etc…)

Volunteers will be provided with the following supports:

  • Support/ advice/ recognition
  • Supervision
  • Initial induction and training

Volunteers with the following challenges will be supported in this role

  • Physical Disability
  • Learning Disability
  • Mental Health Difficulties

Age restrictions:
Over 16

Is this opportunity suitable for groups/teams of volunteers?

Benefits you will receive as a volunteer

Building self confidence and self esteem, learning new methods of communication, taking on new challenges - lead the helpers, take on new roles within the mass

Getting there

Car, Local Link transport

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