Established in 1989 in response to the needs of Homeless Older People, the organisation provides 66 housing units for Older People. O' Connell Court is governed by a voluntary board of management, which is representative of statutory, business and voluntary sectors in Cork City.
O'Connell Court provides support accommodation for people of an older age who find themselves in a homeless situation. We also cater for people aged over 50 with mental health issues. The project has 2 properties, with 55 spaces at O'Connell Court and 13 at Oakdene House.
"O' Connell Court advocates acceptance, tolerance and recognition of the person as a whole person regardless of the labels which society has attached to them in their older years."
O'Connell Court is a Sheltered housing charity organisation , set up in 1989, and we require new board members.
At present we have a great deal of experience on our board but we are always looking for more. The ideal candidate would have experience in any one or more of the following :accountancy, law, construction or experience in working with adults with mental health issues.
The new board member should be a team player and assist in governance and strategy for further development of the organisation. We require the new board member to act with integrity and have an interest in assisting our Charity.
He/she should be over 18 years of age and an eligible person. He/she will know that you will not receive remuneration from your position as non-executive director and accept the legal duties and responsibilities that this position brings.
Location of volunteering opportunity:Cork City
Other location details:Cork