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About WALK

WALK is a progressive organisation where people who have intellectual disabilities are supported to live self determined lives within socially inclusive communities. Offering person centred services to over 200 people with disabilities in Dublin, WALK is highly recognised for its commitment to the provision of superior quality services. WALK is an innovative, forward thinking organisation that is renowned for leading change within the community and voluntary sector.

What's Involved

Are you a Leinster Rugby supporter? Would you be interested in accompanying someone who shares the love of the game to the Leinster Rugby home matches? If so, this is the perfect opportunity for you.

We are looking for someone to accompany a man in a wheelchair, living in the Templeogue area to each of the matches either in the RDS or in Aviva Stadium. Your involvement will not only support this man to achieve his personal goals and widen his social network, but will also provide you with the opportunity to create a new friendship with someone who is very social and loves to chat about anything sports related.

What's required for this position

This role would suit a male with an interest in Rugby and in particular in Leinster Rugby. A driver would be a bonus, however it is not a necessity.

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

Level of English required for this role:
Intermediate English

Times and commitment required for this role


Minimum time commitment: 1 year

Hours required: 3hrs Weekly

Other Details

Location of volunteering opportunity:
Dublin 4 locations where Leinster games are played: Aviva Stadium, Lansdowne Rd or RDS, Dublin 4
The rugby fan lives on Orwell Park Rise, Templeogue, D6W

Also available in these counties
Dublin - City, Dublin - Dun Laoghaire/ Rathdown, Dublin - Fingal, Dublin - South Dublin County, Kildare

Screening details for this role:

  • Formal Interview
  • Garda Vetting
  • References
  • Application Form
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)

Volunteers will be provided with the following supports:

  • Support/ advice/ recognition
  • Initial induction and training
  • Reimbursement of expenses
  • Insurance cover

Volunteers with the following challenges will be supported in this role

  • Physical Disability
  • Learning Disability

Age restrictions:
Over 21

Is this opportunity suitable for groups/teams of volunteers?

Benefits you will receive as a volunteer

This is a very rewarding opportunity, helping someone to widen their social networks, achieve their personal goals and to build new friendships.

Getting there

Orwell Park Rise, Templeogue, D6W - Buses 54A and 150 come to this address.

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