About The Irish Blue Cross
The Irish Blue Cross, founded in 1945, is a registered animal care charity. We provide a long established, volunteer-based, mobile clinic small-animal service at ten Dublin locations and in 2009 we opened a new small-animal clinic at Inchicore.
The charity services target the neediest of pet owners, providing practical support and assistance as well as educating pet owners on the benefits of responsible pet ownership. During the charity’s sixty-four years of existence, well over half a million small animals have received care.
The charity also provides a horse ambulance service that attends race meetings throughout Ireland, working in co-operation with racecourse vets. This service is fully funded by the racing authorities.
Our Volunteer Drivers drive The Irish Blue Cross Mobile Veterinary Units to locations within Dublin from our central base at Inchicore. The clinics commence from 6.30pm and operate up to 8/8.30pm. The mobile unit will need to be picked up from the central base approximately an hour ahead of the clinic start time to allow enough time to reach the destination, taking traffic, etc into consideration.
On arrival, the driver will assist in a general capacity with the queue of clients and when the clinic is finished, he/she will drive the vehicle back to base and lock it up.
On occasion the driver may be required to assist with administrative duties and/or assist the vet on duty.
What's required for this position
Skills, Experience and Qualities required:
• Full Clean C1 Driver’s Licence with current C1 driving experience
• Be over 25 years of age
• Good level of English
• Good writing skills
• Commitment to the ethos of volunteering
• An understanding of the ethos and working of The Irish Blue Cross
• Flexible work attitude
• An interest in animals and animal welfare
• Enjoy driving
Level of English required for this role:
Times and commitment required for this role
Minimum time commitment: 6 months
Hours required: 4hrs Weekly
Location of volunteering opportunity:
15A Goldenbridge Ind Estate Inchicore Dublin 8
Dublin in various locations
Other location details:
Monday: Cabra and Tallaght
Tuesday: Crumlin and Blanchardstown
Wednesday: Ballyfermot, Ballybrack and Smithfield
Thursday: Finglas and Walkinstown
Also available in these counties
Dublin - City, Dublin - Dun Laoghaire/ Rathdown, Dublin - Fingal, Dublin - South Dublin County, Kildare, Meath
Screening details for this role:
- 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
Is this opportunity suitable for groups/teams of volunteers?
Benefits you will receive as a volunteer
• Opportunity to help eligible pet owners receive care for their pets and be a vital member of the mobile clinic team
• Respect and acknowledgement for playing a valued role in delivery of the service