About Age Friendly Roscrea
To ensure Roscrea is a great place in which to live and grow old. To consult with older people and ascertain their needs and wishes. To raise awareness among supports and service providers as to what older people will need and want. To support organisations in the planning and implementation of age friendly strategies. To initiate a number of age friendly projects.
To deliver friendship service in accordance with Age Friendly Roscrea policy and procedure.
To provide telephone or visiting service at an agreed time and date agreed in a friendly and positive manner.
To communicate and liaise with project leader in accordance with policy.
To maintain a strict level of confidentiality
What's required for this position
Good social skills; a caring and friendly person; an interest in engaging and supporting older people; an awareness and sensitivity to the needs and wishes of older people; good communication skills; confidential
- Advocacy/ Lobbyist
- Community Development/ Social work
- Hospitality/ Befriending
- Personable Skills
- Phone Support/ Information Giver
Level of English required for this role:
Times and commitment required for this role
Minimum time commitment: 6 months
Hours required: 1hrs Weekly
Location of volunteering opportunity:
Other location details:
Abbey Street, Roscrea
Screening details for this role:
- Formal Interview
- Garda Vetting
- 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
Volunteers with the following challenges will be supported in this role
Is this opportunity suitable for groups/teams of volunteers?
Benefits you will receive as a volunteer
Volunteers will gain experience, make a positive difference to the well being of the clients they engage with and the community in general. They will sharpen their people skills, they will increase their awareness of the needs and wishes of older people.