About Clonmel & District Wheelchair Society
Founded in 1986, the Clonmel & District Wheelchair Society was set up by a group of dedicated people who saw the need for a local Wheelchair Society to assist people get out to social events who would otherwise find it difficult.
The Society generates funds from an annual door to door collection for the month of September, a Table Quiz run by the committee of Hillview Sports Club and other donations.
The funds are used to;
Send people to Lourdes
Run an annual Christmas Party.
Bring people on an annual Pilgrimage to Knock.
Run monthly Tea Parties in Clonmel Og.
Attend the Blessing of the Sick in Holycross
Bring people on outings.and other events as they arise.
In 2010, the Emergency services ran a fundraising cycle and together with the National Lottery, the Society was able to purchase a specially adapted bus which we use to transport our members.
The society holds an annual AGM to elect it's committee officers.
Volunteer required to drive the Clonmel Wheelchair Society bus, for picking up service users at their home and bringing them to events/appointments. Driver must hold a class D licence and be familiar with wheel chair safety ie clamping down etc.
What's required for this position
Must have good communication skills and disability awareness. Must be in good general health as some of the work would be physical. Must hold a current Class D Driving Licence
Level of English required for this role:
Times and commitment required for this role
Minimum time commitment: 6 months
Hours required: 4hrs
Location of volunteering opportunity:
Other location details:
Clonmel Town and surrounds.
Screening details for this role:
- Garda Vetting
- Informal Interviews
Volunteers will be provided with the following supports:
- Support/ advice/ recognition
- Initial induction and training
- Insurance cover