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.
This is a very interesting and rewarding role for a reliable and friendly person, and many of our volunteers have been delivering for 10 to 20 years.
As a Meals on Wheels Delivery Person, you would call to collect hot meals at approx. 11.45 one day a week. Using your own car, you deliver 12 to 15 meals in an area less than 5 miles from Sligo town.
You may be the only person the meal recipient talks to that day. A few cheery words go a long way, especially as people are more isolated than ever.
We will explain the guidelines to ensure everybody’s safety and well being while collecting and delivering meals.
We would love to hear from you.
What's required for this position
The drivers need to be confidential reliable and friendly. You must be willing to follow best practice procedures in everyone's interest
Level of English required for this role:
Times and commitment required for this role
Minimum time commitment: 6 months
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 and a friendly relationship is often established. Volunteers report satisfaction and enjoy the role immensely.