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Driver - Mobile Outreach Unit

Inner City Helping Homeless (ICHH)

About Inner City Helping Homeless (ICHH)

ICHH currently feed up to 100 rough sleepers in the Dublin area at night. At ICHH we strive to provide Dublin's rough sleepers with a frontline service of hot drinks, food, sleeping bags, clothing advice and support.
Inner City Helping Homeless was formed in November 2013 to combat the ever growing homeless crisis that was clearly evident across the city of Dublin.

What's Involved

Please note: recruitment of new volunteers on hold due to Covid-19

We are currently looking for volunteer drivers to assist with our Mobile Outreach Unit.

Volunteers work as part of a team and must be able to work late nights. Drivers transport Outreach Support Workers around Dublin City and surrounding areas to engage with rough sleepers and provide bed referrals, sleeping bags, food and support. The hours are as follows:

  • Weekdays 10.15pm – 3am (approx.)
  • Weekends 9pm – 4am (approx.)
  • Drivers and support volunteers load the van with supplies for the night's outreach and unload at the end of the shift.
  • Record number of rough sleepers.
  • Record & report any incidents.

  • Commitment of Time:
    You will need to be available to work late nights on a rota basis, one shift per fortnight.
    Further information about Inner City Helping Homeless

    What's required for this position

    Drivers must be over 26 years of age with full clean driving licence (no penalty points) and preferably a minimum of two year's experience driving a van.
    Ability to work as part of a team.
    Drivers must be able to commit to volunteering at least 1 night per fortnight.
    Volunteer induction will apply.

    • Drivers
    • 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: 5hrs Fortnightly

    Other Details

    Location of volunteering opportunity:
    72 Amiens Street, Dublin 1
    Dublin City Centre area

    Screening details for this role:

    • Garda Vetting
    • Informal Interviews
    • References
    • Application Form
    • Identification Check (photo ID etc…)

    Volunteers will be provided with the following supports:

    • Support/ advice/ recognition
    • Initial induction and training
    • Insurance cover
    • Ongoing training opportunities

    Age restrictions:
    Over 25

    Is this opportunity suitable for groups/teams of volunteers?

    Benefits you will receive as a volunteer

    Experience working in a team environment. Knowing that you're making a difference in the lives of vulnerable service users. Further training opportunities available as appropriate.

    Getting there

    Bus: 15, 27B, 29A, 31A&b, 32, 42, 43 & 130. 10 minute walk from Connolly train station and LUAS Busaras red line. There is on street parking - free after 7pm.

    • This opportunity is posted by:
    • Volunteer Centre: Dublin City
    Volunteer Ireland is delighted to acknowledge the support of:
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