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Green Fingers Volunteer - Crosscare Family Hub


About Crosscare Crosscare is the social care agency of the Dublin Archdiocese delivering services to those who need them most within the greater Dublin area, working to relieve poverty and serve the needs of the poor and marginalised in the Archdiocese of Dublin. We offer a range of programmes based on innovative approaches to meet new and emerging needs for those affected by homelessness, the needs of young people, and the development of community driven services.

What's Involved

Would you like to help us maintain a lovely garden for our families experiencing homelessness? Crosscare are looking for green fingers for 4 hours a week over 1-2 days between 10am & 5pm.(Set days to be agreed with volunteer)

Tasks include:
• To help with the general appearance and upkeep of the Family Hub garden.
• To carry out general garden duties e.g. watering, weeding, pruning, dead heading, planting and leaf collection
• To dig, plant and maintain the garden as instructed by Facilities coordinator
• To maintain good health and safety practice
• To wash down the Garden paths weekly.
• To encourage parents and their children to participation in Garden duties

What's required for this position

• A good understanding and knowledge of general gardening skills (veg/flowers)
• Ability to work on own initiative
• A reasonable level of physical dexterity
• We are looking for a volunteer who is kind and caring and is willing to be part of the Family Hub community

  • Community Development/ Social work
  • Personable Skills
  • Trades/ Operative/ Manual
  • Youth/ Childcare

Level of English required for this role:
Intermediate English

Times and commitment required for this role


Minimum time commitment: 6 months

Hours required: 4hrs Weekly

Other Details

Location of volunteering opportunity:
Crosscare Clonliffe Family Hub, Clonliffe Road, Drumcondra, Dublin 3

Also available in these counties
Dublin - Fingal

Screening details for this role:

  • Garda Vetting
  • Informal Interviews
  • References
  • Application Form

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?

Benefits you will receive as a volunteer

• Gain experience of working in a homeless service collaboratively in a creative, positive and supportive environment
• Thorough Induction where you will gain an understanding of the Crosscare ethos, values and strategy

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