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St. Christophers Services for People with an Intellectual Disability, Longford.

About St. Christophers Services for People with an Intellectual Disability, Longford.

St. Christopher's is an organisation providing services for people with intellectual disabilities in Co Longford & surrounding counties.

What's Involved

Volunteers aged between 16-19 years of age required to attend social activities in a group setting with people of the same age who have an intellectual disability.

Groups are fully supervised by Group Leaders. Volunteers are notified in advance of activities taking place and outings generally take place once a month on a weekend day.

You are not required to have any health or social care experience or qualifications, although it can be beneficial to your role. Full training is provided.

What's required for this position

Volunteers need to have a caring nature, be patient and reliable. The volunteer needs to be able to make a commitment to attend group activities.

  • Hospitality/ Befriending
  • Personable Skills
  • Youth/ Childcare

Level of English required for this role:
Intermediate English

Minimum time commitment: 1 year

Other Details

Location of volunteering opportunity:
Longford town and county.

Other location details:
Longford town and county.

Screening details for this role:

  • Garda Vetting
  • Informal Interviews
  • References
  • Application Form

Volunteers will be provided with the following supports:

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

Age restrictions:
Over 16

Benefits you will receive as a volunteer

Gain experience in the area of Social Care. Meet new people, Make new friends. Enable people to live a happier and full life.

  • This opportunity is posted by:
  • Volunteer Centre: Longford
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