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Cooking Class


About Depaul

Depaul is a homeless charity providing accommodation and support through hostels and outreach services. Depaul believes that everyone should have a place to call home and a stake in their community. Our aim is to work with those who are socially excluded and marginalised by providing a quality led service in order to produce the best possible outcomes for those accessing our services. We work in partnership with central and local government, housing associations and other non-governmental organisations such as the society of St Vincent de Paul.

What's Involved

The purpose of the roles is to provide motivation and structure in planning cooking/baking session with service users. Volunteers first task will be getting to know service users which will lead into facilitating basic cooking/baking classes encouraging service user participation in planning, budgeting and preparation.

Volunteer Induction will take place on Wednesday, 29th May at 5.30pm.

You can get more information on our website in regards to the specific service location and times / days they are looking for volunteers.

What's required for this position

Ability to plan and help prepare basic cooking activities on a budget. Organised but patient approach with good communication and listening skills. Ability to engage those with low self esteem and lack of motivation.

  • Hospitality/ Befriending
  • Personable Skills

Level of English required for this role:
Basic English

Times and commitment required for this role


Minimum time commitment: 6 months

Hours required: 2hrs Weekly

Other Details

Location of volunteering opportunity:
Dublin 1 & 8.

Also available in these counties
Dublin - City, Dublin - Dun Laoghaire/ Rathdown, Dublin - Fingal, Dublin - South Dublin County

Screening details for this role:

  • Garda Vetting
  • Informal Interviews
  • Application Form
  • Identification Check (photo ID etc…)

Volunteers will be provided with the following supports:

  • Support/ advice/ recognition
  • Initial induction and training
  • Reimbursement of expenses

Age restrictions:
Over 18

Is this opportunity suitable for groups/teams of volunteers?

Benefits you will receive as a volunteer

Support, recognition and giving something back to the community.

Getting there

Dublin Bus, Luas, Dart not all services have parking available.

  • This opportunity is posted by:
  • Volunteer Centre: Dublin City
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