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Men's Group Volunteer (Fridays)

Ozanam House Community Resource Centre

About Ozanam House Community Resource Centre

Ozanam House is a community project operated by the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul, working directly with people in need through an action-oriented programme, attempting to effect positive change through social justice. Our work primarily involves person-to-person contact. Throughout the year we run childcare, youth, adult education and community programmes.

What's Involved

1. Welcome members and ensure they have a seat and a tea/coffee
2. Provide a listening ear to members, particularly those who are vulnerable for various reasons and in need of company
3. Develop supportive relationships with the men
4. Assist the co-ordinator with the organisation and delivery of activities
5. Take responsibility for the group from time to time when the co-ordinator needs to be away from the room
5. Provide cover for the co-ordinator from time to time due to unavoidable absences
6. Attend outings and trips to provide support to co-ordinator, if requested and if available
7. To attend meetings and training days if / when possible
8. To follow the policies and procedures of Ozanam House which can be found in the induction pack or in the office
9. Other general responsibilities in the context of the role as agreed with the co-ordinator.

Further information about volunteering with us

What's required for this position

High motivation and engagement to be a volunteer over a longer period of time
Ability to relate well to people and enjoy dealing with them
Self-confidence and general ease with other people
Assertiveness, teamwork and self-reliance
Openness to supervision and working in a team way
Intermediate level of English
Commitment to the ethos of volunteering and community based initiative
Previous experience is desirable but not essential

  • Community Development/ Social work
  • Education/ Training
  • Hospitality/ Befriending
  • Personable Skills

Level of English required for this role:
Intermediate English

Times and commitment required for this role


Minimum time commitment: 6 months

Hours required: 3hrs Weekly

Other Details

Location of volunteering opportunity:
Ozanam House, 53 Mountjoy Square West, Dublin 1

Also available in these counties
Dublin - City

Screening details for this role:

  • Garda Vetting
  • References
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)

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

Is this opportunity suitable for groups/teams of volunteers?

Benefits you will receive as a volunteer

Personal development. The change to contribute towards the social environment of the men to learn new skills and practice old ones. Be part of a progressive team supporting others To be part of a progressive team supporting others to improve their lives

  • This opportunity is posted by:
  • Volunteer Centre: Dublin City
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