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Art / Drama Volunteer Assistant



RADE works to engage service-users seeking recovery from addiction through art, drama and education. Our Vision is that: Creativity is open to Everybody.

What's Involved

We are looking for volunteers to get involved with RADE to:

1. Assist facilitation of art & drama workshops, and
2. Assist in the production of films, dramas and art exhibitions.
3. Give encouragement and support to service-users and
4. Liaise closely with staff in delivering the RADE programme.

More about Us
RADE (recovery through art, drama, education) is a community employment training scheme where participants engage daily in a variety of workshops: Drama, Dance, Film, Creative Writing, Art, Tai Chi, Relapse Prevention, Yoga.

Our purpose is to help to improve drug-users’ quality of life and address their sense of isolation and boredom through the use of cultural activities that are plausible and attainable. We believe that what is missing in the lives of many users is the belief that they have a capacity to contribute to society.

What's required for this position

We need volunteers with backgrounds in either the visual arts, drama, film-making, event-management, costume design and related disciplines such as creative writing.
Facilitation experience is desirable but not essential, as is experience of working with marginalised groups or the community sector.

  • Arts/ Music/ Drama
  • Community Development/ Social work
  • Education/ Training
  • Event management/ Fundraising
  • Personable Skills
  • PR/ Marketing/ Market Research

Level of English required for this role:
Fluent English

Times and commitment required for this role


Minimum time commitment: 6 months

Hours required: 3hrs Weekly

Other Details

Location of volunteering opportunity:
RADE clg, OLV Building, Cathedral View Court, Dublin 8.

Screening details for this role:

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

Volunteers will be provided with the following supports:

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

Age restrictions:
Over 18

Is this opportunity suitable for groups/teams of volunteers?

Benefits you will receive as a volunteer

YOu will gain valuable experience in facilitating and producing professional-standard artistic productions, and also gain experience of working with marginalised adults in a rehab setting.

Getting there

Dublin Bus numbers 54a, 49 pass Cathedral View Court; number 27, 150, 151 & 77a pass Kevin St which is 2 minutes walk from RADE.

  • This opportunity is posted by:
  • Volunteer Centre: Dublin City
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