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SAGE Support Person

Sage - Support and Advocacy Service

About Sage - Support and Advocacy Service

Sage promotes and supports the rights of vulnerable adults and older people. The right to have your voice heard and to participate in the making of decisions which affect you is a fundamental principle in a democratic society. It is about independence and interdependence. It is a principle simply stated as “Nothing about you / without you”

What's Involved

Support Person :
To enable the organisation to deliver on its mission, a team of Support People are to be recruited. The persons appointed will promote Sage and awareness of its services at local level and will provide general support to Sage clients to enable them to make or have their voice heard.

Support People will interact with various key audiences, including service providers and relevant community and voluntary organisations.

Specialist :
People with legal, financial, housing, mediation and other areas of specialist expertise who provide support to staff and volunteers regarding complex issues.

To Apply
Applicants should complete the application form which is available for download here: Application

Volunteer Information Events schedule:
Information events are held regionally to introduce people to Sage, their service and their volunteer roles.

Dublin - January, Thursday 18th, 6pm
Cork - February, Thursday 22nd, 5pm
Galway - February, Thursday 8th, 6pm
Dublin - March, Thursday 29th, 6pm
Galway - July, Thursday 5th, 6pm
Cork - July, Thursday 5th, 6pm
Kilkenny - July, Thursday 12th, 6pm
Meath - July, Thursday 12th, 6pm
Limerick - July, Thursday 12th, 6pm
Dublin - July, Thursday 19th, 6pm
Waterford - July, Thursday 19th, 6pm
Sligo - July, Friday 20th, 6pm
Dublin - August, Thursday 9th, 6pm

What's required for this position

Volunteers will be individuals who can demonstrate empathy with the objectives of Sage and skills in communicating and developing relationships with key stakeholders, i.e. HSE, Nursing Homes, general practitioners, community services etc.
They will be service – oriented people with well- developed interpersonal and influencing skills.

Volunteer Training Schedule:
Support Person initial training will take place:
Dublin - February, Day 1: Fri 2nd, Day 2: Fri 9th, Day 3: Fri 16th
Cork - March, Day 1: Tue 13th .Day 2: Fri 16th . Day 3 :Fri 23rd
Galway - April, Day 1: Thurs 5th .Day 2: Thurs 12th . Day 3 :Thurs 19th
Dublin - May, Day 1: Fri 4th, Day 2: Fri 11th . Day 3: Fri 18th
Sligo - August, Day 1: Fri 3rd .Day 2: Fri 10th . Day 3: Fri 17th
Dublin - September, Day 1: Thurs 6th, Day 2: Thurs 13th, Day 3: Fri 21st
Cork - September, Day 1: Thurs 6th, Day 2: Thurs 13th, Day 3: Thurs 20th
Galway - September, Day 1: Wed 5th, Day 2: Wed 12th, Day 3 : Wed 19th
Waterford - October,Day 1: Thurs 4th, Day 2: Thurs 11th, Day 3: Thurs 18th
Meath - October, Day 1: Thurs 4th, Day 2: Thurs 11th, Day 3: Fri 19th
Kilkenny - November, Day 1: Fri 2nd, Day 2: Fri 9th, Day 3: Fri 16th
Limerick - November, Day 1: Fri 2nd, Day 2: Fri 9th , Day 3 : Thurs 15th

  • Advocacy/ Lobbyist
  • Community Development/ Social work
  • Computer/ Web/ ICT
  • Personable Skills
  • Phone Support/ Information Giver

Level of English required for this role:
Fluent English

Times and commitment required for this role


Minimum time commitment: 1 year

Hours required: 2hrs Weekly

Other Details

Location of volunteering opportunity:
Dublin, Limerick, Cork, Waterford, Galway, Sligo

Also available in these counties
Cork, Galway, Kildare, Limerick, Waterford, Wicklow, Sligo

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
  • Supervision
  • Initial induction and training
  • Reimbursement of expenses
  • Ongoing training opportunities

Age restrictions:
Over 18

Is this opportunity suitable for groups/teams of volunteers?

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