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.
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
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:
Times and commitment required for this role
Minimum time commitment: 3 months
Hours required: 2hrs Monthly
Location of volunteering opportunity:
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
- Insurance cover
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