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Volunteer Team Leader

Our Lady's Hospice & Care Services

About Our Lady's Hospice & Care Services

Our Lady’s Hospice & Care Services has two truly special facilities, Harold’s Cross and Blackrock Hospice. Together with the community outreach that cares for people in their homes, we are able to provide specialist end-of-life care to hundreds of patients each year; we also supply rheumatic and muscular disease rehabilitation and other specialist services for older people.

Our aim is to provide a top quality health service through physical, psychological, social & spiritual support with a mix of skills, delivered through a multi-professional collaborative team approach.

What's Involved

There are two Volunteer Coordinators working with a team of 280 regular volunteers at Our Lady's Hospice. We need a cheerful, energetic person who gets on well with people and is interested in learning new skills to help us manage our volunteer teams.

The volunteer team leader will help to lead and support our Coffee Shop team of volunteers, assisting the Volunteer Coordinators in the following ways:
• Arranging weekly rotas for volunteers in our two busy coffee shops
• Assisting coffee shop volunteers on duty where needed
• Supporting coffee shop volunteers to learn new skills
• Assisting the Volunteer Coordinators at meetings and training for volunteers where needed

What's required for this position

This role would suit an energetic person with excellent communication and interpersonal skills who is willing to use their own initiative and help where needed.

  • Education/ Training
  • Hospitality/ Befriending
  • Personable Skills
  • Retail/ Customer Service

Level of English required for this role:
Fluent English

Times and commitment required for this role


Minimum time commitment: 3 months

Hours required: 2hrs Twice per week

Other Details

Location of volunteering opportunity:
Our Lady’s Hospice & Care Services, Harold's Cross, Dublin, D6W RY72.

Also available in these counties
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
  • Ongoing training opportunities

Age restrictions:
Over 15

Is this opportunity suitable for groups/teams of volunteers?

Benefits you will receive as a volunteer

This is a great opportunity for someone looking to get experience of working in a busy coffee shop, working as part of a supportive team in a caring work environment.

Getting there

Served by Dublin Bus routes 15n, 16, 49, 54a, free car parking onsite and close to Charlemont Luas stop.

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