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Volunteer needed to visit lonely older lady who is dreading winter

Making Connections

About Making Connections

Making Connections is a non profit intergenerational befriending service established and based in South Dublin. We work in partnership with HSE and other referral agencies to enhance the mental and physical health of older people at risk of loneliness and isolation. Volunteers visit an older person in the Community who is in critical need of social support.

What's Involved

We have a lonely older lady who is dreading winter. She was very active with an interest in music & walking but now hates facing the long dark evenings. She is very chatty & would love a weekly visitor to chat and accompany her for a short walk with as she is not confident on her own. We are looking for a female volunteer, available daytime or evenings, once a week for an hour.

What's required for this position

Patient, kind, reliable, trustworthy

  • Hospitality/ Befriending
  • Personable Skills

Level of English required for this role:
Fluent English

Times and commitment required for this role

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Morning
Afternoon
Evening

Minimum time commitment: 1 year

Hours required: 1hrs Weekly

Other Details

Location of volunteering opportunity:
Dundrum area, Dublin 14

Also available in these counties
Dublin - City, Dublin - Dun Laoghaire/ Rathdown, Dublin - South Dublin County

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
  • Supervision
  • Initial induction and training
  • Insurance cover
  • Ongoing training opportunities

Age restrictions:
Over 18

Is this opportunity suitable for groups/teams of volunteers?
No

Benefits you will receive as a volunteer

Making a real difference in an older person's life by alleviating loneliness & isolation

Getting there

By Car; Bus routes 75, 14 & 14C; Walk from LUAS Dundrum

  • This opportunity is posted by:
  • Volunteer Centre: Dun Laoghaire/Rathdown
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