Íontas Arts & Community Resource Centre is a one stop shop centre of excellence - accessible to all regardless of background, race, religion, gender and age.
The aim of Iontas is to provide, promote and foster the vision and the space for initiative and innovation in personal and community development. This happens through all kinds of educational, creative and artistic endeavors.
Íontas offer the space to host a whole range of courses which benefit the individual both personally and socially to ensure that no person need feel excluded and marginalized by society – every single person who steps through the door of this Íontas is made to feel important and special and everyone who works in this building strives to ensure that we have something to offer everyone
One of the services provided by the Iontas Centre is a day ward for older people who require care. Volunteers are being sought to be part of the activities that take place within this setting. Volunteers could provide entertainment in the form of music or could provide workshop type activities such as arts and crafts, flower arranging or yoga.
Depending on where their skills lie volunteers could find themselves playing a musical instrument, leading a sing song or facilitating a painting class!
The frequency of volunteering and the time commitment can be tailored to suit the needs of the volunteer.
What's required for this position
Volunteers should have particular skills or area of skills such as music or art & crafts and be willing to share this skill with the older persons day care ward. Volunteers will be supported by the day ward staff but group facilitation skills would be an advantage.
- Arts/ Music/ Drama
- Personable Skills
Level of English required for this role:
Times and commitment required for this role
Minimum time commitment: Flexible
Location of volunteering opportunity:
Iontas Centre, Castleblayney
Other location details:
Screening details for this role:
- Garda Vetting
- Informal Interviews
- Identification Check (photo ID etc…)
Volunteers will be provided with the following supports:
- Support/ advice/ recognition
Is this opportunity suitable for groups/teams of volunteers?
Benefits you will receive as a volunteer
Volunteers will get an opportunity to enhance the lives of the older people who attend this service. Volunteers will be taking part in an activity they enjoy and getting the opportunity to utilise their talents for the enjoyment and benefit of others.