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Development Officer

The Aislinn Education & Support Centre For Survivors of Institutional Abuse

About The Aislinn Education & Support Centre For Survivors of Institutional Abuse

The Aislinn Centre aims to provide each learner with an individualised learning programme leading to improvements in self esteem, educational attainment and healing. Through the supportive environment nurtured in the Centre, opportunities for social interaction and the celebration of success; Survivors gain the skills and confidence to fulfil their educational potential.

What's Involved

We are looking for an experienced fundraiser or business development specialist to assist us in the planning and delivery of our fundraising strategy.

~To use a variety of strategies and methods in their quest to solicit donations from companies, wealthy benefactors, trusts, foundations and members of the public.

~ Essentially, the primary aim of a fundraiser is to raise as much money as possible for their charity. This line of work isn’t about shaking a bucket of coins outside a train station; it’s all about building relationships, organising events and coming up with new and innovative ideas for how to capture the minds and hearts of potential philanthropists.

~ Fundraisers obtain money from numerous sources. For instance, if you enter this profession, you might be organising fundraising schemes and events, such as door-to-door collections, lotteries, auctions, raffles, sporting events and summer balls.

~Alternatively, you might focus your efforts on charming wealthy patrons, or establishing links with the corporate social responsibility departments of major companies.

What's required for this position

The skills required include; excellent communication skills, energy, creative thinking, problem solving skills and great interpersonal skills.

  • Business/ HR/ Management
  • Community Development/ Social work
  • Event management/ Fundraising
  • Personable Skills
  • PR/ Marketing/ Market Research
  • Research/ Journalism/ Media

Level of English required for this role:
Fluent English

Times and commitment required for this role


Minimum time commitment: Flexible

Hours required: 2hrs Weekly

Other Details

Location of volunteering opportunity:
2nd Floor Jervis street, Jervis house, Dublin 1

Screening details for this role:

  • Garda Vetting
  • Informal Interviews
  • Identification Check (photo ID etc…)
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)

Volunteers will be provided with the following supports:

  • Support/ advice/ recognition

Volunteers with the following challenges will be supported in this role

  • Physical Disability
  • Mental Health Difficulties

Age restrictions:
Over 18

Is this opportunity suitable for groups/teams of volunteers?

Benefits you will receive as a volunteer

Volunteers benefit in a lot of ways, for your CV it will look great to future employers. Volunteers play a role in the healing process for our clients, thus contributing directly towards their well being through their valued contribution.

Getting there

We are right beside the Jervis Luas stop and a five minute walk from O'Connell street.

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