Aware is a voluntary organization formed in 1985 by a group of interested patients, relatives and mental health professionals, whose aims are to assist that section of the population who are directly affected by depression.
Volunteers are required for the role of Life Skills Online Supporter with Aware. This is an online programme based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy where a client is supported by a volunteer to work through the programme.
1. Volunteer commitment involves initial training of approximately 21 hours with follow-up training workshops throughout the year.
2. Full training will be given but a knowledge of CBT is a essential.
3. This is an ideal opportunity for someone who can commit to three hours each week and who wants to make a very real and positive difference in the lives of others.
4. Once trained the volunteer can work from home so a reliable broadband connection is essential.
5. Minimum commitment is 18 months.
Closing date for online applications is the 3rd September, 2018.
Training Dates in Dublin:
Saturday 15th and Sunday 30th September 9am to 5pm and Saturday 6th October 10am to 1pm..
To find out more about what’s involved please view our Life Skills Online section on our website.
How to Apply
See here for further information and online application form
What's required for this position
A volunteer will have empathy and good communication skills, have an ability to take direction and possess enthusiasm, passion and energy. The volunteer must be respectful of others and be willing to make a commitment to volunteering with Aware.
This role is available for people to apply nationwide.
Access to a computer and reliable broadband connection.
- Advocacy/ Lobbyist
- Computer/ Web/ ICT
- Personable Skills
Level of English required for this role:
Times and commitment required for this role
Minimum time commitment: 2 years
Hours required: 3hrs Weekly
Location of volunteering opportunity:
Once training has been completed, you can volunteer from home.
Also available in these counties
Wicklow, Longford, Meath, Kildare, Cork, Galway, Clare, Mayo, Sligo, Limerick, Louth, Waterford, Monaghan, Carlow, Laois, Tipperary, Leitrim, Westmeath, Donegal, Dublin
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
- Insurance cover
Volunteers with the following challenges will be supported in this role
- Physical Disability
- Mental Health Difficulties
Benefits you will receive as a volunteer
Free training, improved skill set & opportunity to contribute to the community. Opportunity to volunteer with a National Organisation, Initial and Ongoing training and Support, opportunity to develop skills