About Jesuit Refugee Service Ireland (JRS)
Jesuit Refugee Service Ireland's mission is to accompany, advocate and serve the cause of refugees and forcibly displaced persons worldwide.
Jesuit Refugee Service Ireland is seeking a volunteer to befriend a Nigerian man with a visual impairment. While the primary need is for befriending, the man also wishes to practice his Arabic and is therefore seeking either an Arabic speaker or someone currently learning Arabic. Basic Arabic is sufficient and English can be used as well. The volunteer will be required to meet with the man who is based in the Finglas area.
Ideally a few hours a month. How often and on what days can be negotiated based on your availability.
What's required for this position
Patience and empathy are key skills needed as well as understanding of other cultures and a friendly disposition. A minimum of basic Arabic is also required.
Volunteers will also be required to sign and adhere to the JRS code of conduct, which emphasises respect for the rights, dignity and worth of every human being and the empowerment and encouragement of all those we work with.
All volunteers will be Garda vetted prior to commencement of any work with service users.
- Community Development/ Social work
- Hospitality/ Befriending
- Multi-lingual/ Multi-culturalism
- Personable Skills
Level of English required for this role:
Times and commitment required for this role
Minimum time commitment: Flexible
Hours required: 3hrs Monthly
Location of volunteering opportunity:
Balseskin Reception Centre, St. Margaret's Road, Finglas, Dublin
Also available in these counties
Dublin - City, Dublin - Fingal
Screening details for this role:
- Garda Vetting
- Informal Interviews
- Curriculum Vitae (CV)
Volunteers will be provided with the following supports:
- Support/ advice/ recognition
- Initial induction and training
- Insurance cover
Is this opportunity suitable for groups/teams of volunteers?
Benefits you will receive as a volunteer
This is a unique opportunity to make a positive impact in the life of person in need of support and friendship. The role will provide an opportunity to practice Arabic with a native speaker and participate in intercultural exchange.