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Volunteer Stroke Scheme Louth

About Volunteer Stroke Scheme Louth

The Volunteer Stroke Scheme (VSS) is a not for profit organisation which was set up in 1983 to cater for the needs of stroke patients and their families. The mission of the VSS is to develop world class support services for stroke survivors throughout Ireland. We have four Dublin based clubs where groups meet on a weekly basis and participate in therapeutic type activities, as well as physiotherapy sessions. Annual Holidays, Outings and Christmas Parties are also held.

What's Involved

At our weekly meetings we encourage stroke survivors to participate in activities which will stimulate the brain synapses.
We are hoping to recruit volunteers that will chat to our group and assist the co-ordinator with the mornings activities.

We would also like to hear from anyone who has a particular interest in Arts & Craft activities as they are particularly popular and we would love to recruit volunteer(s) who could design and lead the group in creative activities (such as mosaics and glass painting).
We are open to a volunteer coming in once a month or a number of volunteers alternating activities from week to week.
Our Dundalk group meet on Wednesday mornings while our Drogheda group meet on Tuesday mornings

What's required for this position

Good organisational and personable skills. Patience.

  • Arts/ Music/ Drama
  • Personable Skills

Level of English required for this role:
Intermediate English

Times and commitment required for this role


Minimum time commitment: 3 months

Hours required: 2hrs Monthly

Other Details

Location of volunteering opportunity:
Dundalk, Drogheda

Other location details:
Dundalk, Drogheda

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
  • Supervision
  • Insurance cover

Age restrictions:
Over 18

Benefits you will receive as a volunteer

Opportunity to make a difference in the lives and wellbeing of stroke victims; Opportunity to gain experience in delivering training, supporting people who are recovering from stroke

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  • This opportunity is posted by:
  • Volunteer Centre: Louth
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