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DIY Volunteers - County Monaghan

Monaghan Helping Hands & Befriending Monaghan

About Monaghan Helping Hands & Befriending Monaghan

Monaghan Integrated Development's Helping Hands Project has been in operation since 2010. It uses a pool of volunteers to offer a minor repairs and odd jobs service for older people and people with disabilities in Co. Monaghan. The aim is to assist older people to carry out necessary small repairs and improvements to their homes, enabling them to live independently in the community in increased comfort and safety. In 2018 the service is expanding to include Befriending Monaghan, which will involved volunteers visiting older people who are isolated or lonely.

What's Involved

The Co. Monaghan Helping Hands service is looking for volunteers throughout County Monaghan to help older people and people with special needs in a DIY service. Tasks include changing light bulbs, fitting smoke alarms, gardening and other small DIY jobs.

What's required for this position

Good DIY skills, friendly and outgoing personality, reliability, honesty, flexibility. Interest in working with older people and a kind and caring nature.

Access to own car or van and toolkit essential.

  • Community Development/ Social work
  • Trades/ Operative/ Manual

Level of English required for this role:
Fluent English

Times and commitment required for this role


Minimum time commitment: 1 year

Hours required: 2hrs

Other Details

Location of volunteering opportunity:
County Monaghan

Screening details for this role:

  • Formal Interview
  • Garda Vetting
  • References
  • Application Form

Volunteers will be provided with the following supports:

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

Age restrictions:
Over 18

Benefits you will receive as a volunteer

This opportunity is good way of using practical skills to help make a significant difference to the lives of older people.

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