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.
We are looking for a Meals on Wheels Delivery Person to join our team for approx 45 minutes per week. Using their own car, they call to the Kitchen at 11.45am and pick up approx 8 meals to be delivered in an area less than 5 miles from Sligo town. They may be the only contact for the meal recipient that day. Each volunteer will receive induction and travel with another volunteer to learn the route.
Applicants will need a good level of English in order to understand the Health and Safety statement (very important for your safety) and to carry out Children First online training.
What's required for this position
The drivers need to be confidential reliable and friendly. On occasion they need to report back if concerned for a recipient.
Level of English required for this role:
Times and commitment required for this role
Minimum time commitment: Flexible
Hours required: 1hrs Weekly
Location of volunteering opportunity:
The meals are collected from Sligo Social Services.
Other location details:
The volunteer will travel to 8 houses in an area less that 5 miles from Sligo
Screening details for this role:
- Garda Vetting
- Informal Interviews
- Application Form
Volunteers will be provided with the following supports:
- Support/ advice/ recognition
- Initial induction and training
- Ongoing training opportunities
Volunteers with the following challenges will be supported in this role
Is this opportunity suitable for groups/teams of volunteers?
Benefits you will receive as a volunteer
Volunteers become part of a team and provide a very worthy service. They meet the same recipients each week who become fond of them.