About Northside Home Care Services
Northside Home Care Services (formerly KARE Social Services) is a charitable organisation which was founded in 1965 by volunteers. Today we provide Home Help, Meals on Wheels, Citizens Information and a Community Minibus service. Our Meals on Wheels kitchen also provides a dinner to residents and locals in one of our sheltered Dublin City Council accommodation kitchens.
Our Mission Statement is to ‘Support and improve quality of life by enabling older people to live independently at home’.
KARE is seeking a volunteer with suitable licence to drive its 9 seater wheelchair friendly community minibus and provide a 'door through door' service. KARE provides this service to the Meals on Wheel and Home Help clients to bring them to and from hospital appointments, doctor appointments, to collect pensions and shopping.
This service also links with other organisations in the community offering a support service. Volunteer drivers will be based in the office at 2 Sybil Hill Road, Raheny and drive in the local community. KARE would be delighted if you have a couple of hours per week spare to offer.
What's required for this position
Volunteer driver would need to have a valid Irish D or D1 licence. Be patient and willing to assist elderly people in and out of minibus, including wheelchair users.
Level of English required for this role:
Times and commitment required for this role
Minimum time commitment: Flexible
Hours required: 2hrs Weekly
Location of volunteering opportunity:
2 Sybil Hill Road, Raheny, Dublin 5.
Killester, Artane, Raheny, Edenmore, Coolock, Donaghmede and various locations in the locality.
Also available in these counties
Dublin - City, Dublin - Dun Laoghaire/ Rathdown, Dublin - Fingal, Dublin - South Dublin County
Screening details for this role:
- Garda Vetting
- Informal Interviews
- Application Form
- Identification Check (photo ID etc…)
- Curriculum Vitae (CV)
Volunteers will be provided with the following supports:
- Support/ advice/ recognition
- Initial induction and training
- Insurance cover
- Ongoing training opportunities
Is this opportunity suitable for groups/teams of volunteers?
Benefits you will receive as a volunteer
Volunteers will connect with elderly people in the locality and will get great satisfaction in the knowledge that they are helping in this community based project.
2 Sybil Hill Rd, Dublin, Ireland
Latitude: 53.375058 | Longitude: -6.194709