About Ozanam House Community Resource Centre
Ozanam House is a community project operated by the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul, working directly with people in need through an action-oriented programme, attempting to effect positive change through social justice. Our work primarily involves person-to-person contact. Throughout the year we run childcare, youth, adult education and community programmes.
We are looking for a volunteer to assist in our Monday and Wednesday morning art classes, which take place from 10am-12pm. This position may be ideal for someone with an interest in the community and skills to share in Fine Art.
The ideal candidate will have a good ability in and knowledge of painting techniques, particularly acrylic and watercolour, as well as strong skills in drawing. The art classes are a place to learn, but more importantly are a supportive and positive environment with a strong sense of community. Therefore the ideal volunteer will have strong soft skills in being supportive, encouraging, patient and friendly.
Tasks for Volunteer Art Assistant
• Setting up the class with the tutor for the students.
• Supporting students in class.
• Mentoring students.
• Tidy up at the end of class.
Monday and Wednesday mornings, 10:00 to 12:00.
Should you be available on either Monday or Wednesday mornings only, please let us know and we will explore the possibility of sourcing two volunteers.
We expect our volunteers to be in a position to commit to Ozanam House for a period of at least one programme year (September to June).
Training & Induction
• The volunteer will receive an induction/information night in the centre prior to his/her first inset and will get a general information pack to become familiar with the centre and our procedures.
• The volunteer will have an initial meeting with the co-ordinator to receive a role-specific induction and to agree a timetable and schedule of duties in line with the volunteer role description.
• Ongoing individual training programmes will be provided if necessary .
Support & Supervision
The co-ordinator will be responsible for the supervision of the volunteer. Volunteers will meet with their co-ordinator either in one-to-one meetings, or in larger meetings with other adult education volunteers to discuss ongoing progress and any issues arising.
General Ozanam House volunteer meetings, for all volunteers, will take place twice a year, in May and November.
What's required for this position
• High motivation and commitment.
• Ability to relate well to, and enjoy dealing with, a range of people.
• Assertiveness, teamwork and self-reliance.
• Intermediate level of English.
• Good ability in and knowledge of painting techniques, particularly acrylic and watercolour.
• Strong skills in drawing.
• Commitment to the ethos of volunteering and community based initiatives.
• Previous experience is desirable but not essential.
- Arts/ Music/ Drama
- Community Development/ Social work
- Education/ Training
- Personable Skills
Level of English required for this role:
Times and commitment required for this role
Minimum time commitment: 1 year
Hours required: 2hrs Weekly
Location of volunteering opportunity:
Ozanam House Resource Centre
Society of St. Vincent de Paul
53 Mountjoy Square West, Dublin 1
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
- Insurance cover
- Ongoing training opportunities
Is this opportunity suitable for groups/teams of volunteers?
Benefits you will receive as a volunteer
Personal development, valuable work experience. Contributing to the vibrant social environment of community members. Learning new skills and practicing old ones. Participating in a progressive team supporting others to improve their lives.
Buses: 101, 103, 123. 13-minute walk from Connolly Station, 5-minute walk from O'Connell Street. Safe bike parking provided within building.