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Mealtime Assistant in Homeless Services

Depaul

About Depaul

Depaul is a homeless charity providing accommodation and support through hostels and outreach services. Depaul believes that everyone should have a place to call home and a stake in their community. Our aim is to work with those who are socially excluded and marginalised by providing a quality led service in order to produce the best possible outcomes for those accessing our services. We work in partnership with central and local government, housing associations and other non-governmental organisations such as the society of St Vincent de Paul.

What's Involved

Dinnertime is the main event in many of our services. Service Users all come together to eat and chat about their day. Food is delivered hot, so the volunteer role is to help with serving and cleaning up, while engaging with the Service Users, especially those who may be especially vulnerable or isolated.

What's required for this position

Friendly and open, comfortable engaging with people from a wide variety of backgrounds. Able to follow instructions and pay attention to health and safety guidelines relating to the serving and storage of food.

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

Level of English required for this role:
Basic English

Times and commitment required for this role

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Morning
Afternoon
Evening

Minimum time commitment: 6 months

Hours required: 2hrs Weekly

Other Details

Location of volunteering opportunity:
Dublin City Centre northside

Screening details for this role:

  • Garda Vetting
  • Informal Interviews
  • References
  • Application Form

Volunteers will be provided with the following supports:

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

Age restrictions:
Over 18

Is this opportunity suitable for groups/teams of volunteers?
No

Benefits you will receive as a volunteer

Learn about the homeless sector in Dublin, learn basic food safety procedures, build communication skills.

Getting there

LUAS, Train & Dublin Bus to city centre

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