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.
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:
Times and commitment required for this role
Minimum time commitment: 6 months
Hours required: 2hrs Weekly
Location of volunteering opportunity:
Dublin City Centre northside
Screening details for this role:
- Garda Vetting
- Informal Interviews
- Application Form
Volunteers will be provided with the following supports:
- Support/ advice/ recognition
- Initial induction and training
- Reimbursement of expenses
- Insurance cover
- Ongoing training opportunities
Is this opportunity suitable for groups/teams of volunteers?
Benefits you will receive as a volunteer
Learn about the homeless sector in Dublin, learn basic food safety procedures, build communication skills.
LUAS, Train & Dublin Bus to city centre