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Arts & Crafts Volunteers - Sligo Town

Irish Wheelchair Association- Sligo Branch

About Irish Wheelchair Association- Sligo Branch

Irish Wheelchair Association (IWA) is one of Ireland's leading social enterprises and representative organisations for people with physical disabilities.

We provide a range of services intended to support independent living and improve quality of life. The largest of our services is our Assisted Living Service (ALS), which provides one-to-one support of a personal assistant to an individual in their home, workplace, school/college or local community.

Other services include:
Resource and Outreach Centres in local communities;
Transport;
Driving assessment, tuition and advice;
Holiday services;
Plus a range of educational opportunities, information, housing supports and youth services.
IWA operates from every county in Ireland. Our Sligo base is next to St. Anne's church (beside Aldi & the Firestation).

What's Involved

We have a number of service users who really like arts and crafts. If you have such a skill or experience that you would like to share with them, we would love to hear from you.
We are looking for volunteers to facilitate workshops on the creative arts, painting and general art work etc.
Volunteers are needed for 2 hours each week. A day has yet to be decided but will not take place on Friday, Saturday or Sunday.

What's required for this position

Must have good communication skills, have a sense of disability awareness and knowledge of the skill they are demonstrating

  • Arts/ Music/ Drama
  • Personable Skills

Level of English required for this role:
Fluent English

Times and commitment required for this role

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Morning
Afternoon
Evening

Minimum time commitment: 3 months

Hours required: 2hrs Weekly

Other Details

Location of volunteering opportunity:
Sligo Town & County, Abbeyville Centre. Mon, Tues, Wed or Thurs.

Other location details:
Abbeyville Sligo town, behind Aldi

Screening details for this role:

  • Garda Vetting
  • Informal Interviews
  • References
  • Application Form

Volunteers will be provided with the following supports:

  • Support/ advice/ recognition
  • Supervision
  • Initial induction and training

Volunteers with the following challenges will be supported in this role

  • Physical Disability

Age restrictions:
Over 18

Is this opportunity suitable for groups/teams of volunteers?
Yes

  • This opportunity is posted by:
  • Contact person: Jeanette Beirne
  • Organisation: Irish Wheelchair Association- Sligo Branch
  • Email: jeanette.beirne@iwa.ie
  • Phone: 071-9155522
Volunteer Ireland is delighted to acknowledge the support of:
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