About Multiple Sclerosis Ireland
Multiple Sclerosis Ireland provides information, support and advocacy services to the MS community. We work with people with MS, their families and carers and a range of key stakeholders including health professionals, students and other interested in or concerned about MS to ensure that we meet our goals.
Do you have an hour to spare on a Friday and like to assist someone with multiple sclerosis to get to an appointment in Rathgar, Dublin 6? Our client is very friendly, chatty and easygoing.
You will be transporting and accompanying our client with multiple sclerosis, who is mobile, to a physiotherapy class on a Friday morning at 12.30, staying with them while the class is going on, and then transporting them home again.
The journey time from the client's home to the physiotherapy class is less then 5 minutes, so you woudl need to commit about an hour of your time.
What's required for this position
Access to your own transport and clean driving licence.
Friendly and patient person with an interest in people with disabilities.
- Hospitality/ Befriending
- Personable Skills
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:
MS care centre 65 bushy park road Rathgar Dublin 6
The client lives 5 minutes from the centre.
Screening details for this role:
- Garda Vetting
- Informal Interviews
Volunteers will be provided with the following supports:
- Support/ advice/ recognition
- Initial induction and training
Volunteers with the following challenges will be supported in this role
- Physical Disability
- Sensory Disability
Is this opportunity suitable for groups/teams of volunteers?
Benefits you will receive as a volunteer
This is an opportunity to support a person living with multiple sclerosis in the community. You will be asssiting them to access important services that improves their day to day life.