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Home-Start Volunteer

Home-Start

About Home-Start

Home-Start is a Voluntary Organisation in which volunteers offer regular support, friendship and practical help to families and young children in their own homes, helping to prevent family crisis and breakdown. Home-Start is available to any family with at least one child under the age of 5 years.

What's Involved

Volunteers will have parenting experience and understand the stresses and strains involved in bringing up a young family. The role of the volunteer is complementary to the professionals and offers an informal flexible approach to the family's needs.

What's required for this position

Confidentiality, and reliability

  • Hospitality/ Befriending
  • Personable Skills

Level of English required for this role:
Fluent English

Times and commitment required for this role

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Minimum time commitment: Flexible

Hours required: 2hrs Weekly

Other Details

Location of volunteering opportunity:
Home-Start Blanchardstown 10 Blakestown Cottages, Blakestown Road, D15

Other location details:
All of the D15 Area

Also available in these counties
Dublin - Fingal

Screening details for this role:

  • Garda Vetting
  • Informal Interviews
  • References
  • Application Form
  • Identification Check (photo ID etc…)
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)

Volunteers will be provided with the following supports:

  • Support/ advice/ recognition
  • Initial induction and training
  • Reimbursement of expenses
  • Insurance cover
  • Ongoing training opportunities

Volunteers with the following challenges will be supported in this role

  • Physical Disability

Age restrictions:
Over 25

Benefits you will receive as a volunteer

A sense of achievement by enabling a family to be independent and confident through supporting that family

Getting there

On Request

  • This opportunity is posted by:
  • Volunteer Centre: Fingal
Volunteer Ireland is delighted to acknowledge the support of:
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