About The Irish Blue Cross
The Irish Blue Cross, founded in 1945, is a registered animal care charity. We provide a long established, volunteer-based, mobile clinic small-animal service at ten Dublin locations and in 2009 we opened a new small-animal clinic at Inchicore.
The charity services target the neediest of pet owners, providing practical support and assistance as well as educating pet owners on the benefits of responsible pet ownership. During the charity’s sixty-four years of existence, well over half a million small animals have received care.
The charity also provides a horse ambulance service that attends race meetings throughout Ireland, working in co-operation with racecourse vets. This service is fully funded by the racing authorities.
Our Volunteer Mobile Clinic Assistants help with the administration duties on our Mobile Veterinary Clinics. Duties include filling out client records on our database, taking and recording payments for veterinary services and assisting the vet on duty with any other tasks. This may involve holding an animal on occasion.
Currently we are looking for volunteers for the following places and times:
1) Wednesday evenings 7pm-8.30pm in Ballyfermot on Rossmore Avenue, Drumfinn, Dublin 20. The clinic parks outside the Garda Station.
2) Thursday evening in Walkinstown on Walkinstown Green, Walkinstown, Dublin 12. The clinic will be parked outside the shops.
What's required for this position
Volunteers should have good computer skills as well as interpersonal and communication skills.
- Computer/ Web/ ICT
- General Admin/ Office Support
- Personable Skills
Level of English required for this role:
Times and commitment required for this role
Minimum time commitment: 1 year
Hours required: 3hrs Weekly
Location of volunteering opportunity:
Ballyfermot and Walkinstown
Also available in these counties
Dublin, Dublin - City, Dublin - Dun Laoghaire/ Rathdown, Dublin - Fingal, Dublin - South Dublin County, Louth, Meath, Wicklow
Screening details for this role:
- Informal Interviews
- Application Form
- Curriculum Vitae (CV)
Volunteers will be provided with the following supports:
- Support/ advice/ recognition
- Initial induction and training
Is this opportunity suitable for groups/teams of volunteers?
Benefits you will receive as a volunteer
Volunteers have the opportunity to help animals, learn to use a computer database, learn about pet healthcare and responsible pet ownership and promote responsible pet ownership.
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