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Monaghan Helping Hands & Befriending Monaghan

About Monaghan Helping Hands & Befriending Monaghan

Monaghan Integrated Development's Helping Hands Project has been in operation since 2010. It uses a pool of volunteers to offer a minor repairs and odd jobs service for older people and people with disabilities in Co. Monaghan. The aim is to assist older people to carry out necessary small repairs and improvements to their homes, enabling them to live independently in the community in increased comfort and safety. In 2018 the service is expanding to include Befriending Monaghan, which will involved volunteers visiting older people who are isolated or lonely.

What's Involved

Befriending Monaghan is a befriending project for older people in Co. Monaghan. We are looking for volunteers to visit older people or people with disabilities who are living alone and keep them company for an hour or two each week.

Volunteers will be supported by the project coordinator and will receive training before they are matched with a client. We expect the some of the older people will prefer daytime visits and others will prefer evening visits. We will match them with volunteers who are available at their preferred time.

Time Commitment:
About one hour per week.

What's required for this position

 Empathy for people in socially isolated positions.
 Commitment to our Confidentiality Agreement.
 Honesty.
 Willingness to attend training
 Commitment to visiting regularly

  • Community Development/ Social work
  • Hospitality/ Befriending
  • Personable Skills

Level of English required for this role:
Fluent English

Times and commitment required for this role


Minimum time commitment: 1 year

Hours required: 1hrs Weekly

Other Details

Location of volunteering opportunity:
Monaghan Town

Other location details:

Screening details for this role:

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

Volunteers will be provided with the following supports:

  • Support/ advice/ recognition
  • Initial induction and training
  • Insurance cover

Age restrictions:
Over 18

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  • This opportunity is posted by:
  • Volunteer Centre: Monaghan
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