Would you like to volunteer with Saint Joseph’s Shankill, the only care home in Ireland dedicated solely to dementia care? We are looking for volunteers to join our amazing team and make moments matter for the people in our care.
Below are the steps to becoming a volunteer with us:
- Download and complete our Volunteer Application Form
- Download and complete our Garda Vetting Form
- Provide a photo ID such as your passport, driving licence or Public Services Card
- Email your application to Nicola, our Volunteer Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also call in or post your application to her: Saint Joseph’s Shankill, Crinken Lane, Shankill, Co Dublin
- Once your application is accepted (following reference checks and Garda Vetting) you will be invited to an Induction and Orientation session with other new volunteers
- Then you’re ready to start volunteering with us with the support of staff and other volunteers
- We’ll have a three month check-in to see how you’re settling in.
What are you waiting for? Join the best volunteer team there is!
We have the following volunteer roles available:
Activities brighten people’s day and stimulate memories for people living with dementia. Our Activities Coordinator organises different activities throughout the week. Participation in these activities allows the people in our care to interact in a group, get some exercise, retain hand skills and have a laugh. If you’d like to assist in a Fit for Life class (gentle exercises) or a dance class, then why not volunteer with us today?
Administration volunteers use their IT, research and administration skills to assist us with some of the office and programme tasks of Saint Joseph’s Shankill. If you think you could spare some time to help us during the day, we certainly have lots for you to do!
Arts and Crafts Volunteers
Whether you’re a crafter or a knitter, why not bring your creativity to Saint Joseph’s and do some arts and crafts with the people in our care? We’re always looking for creative people to help us decorate Saint Joseph’s for our big events throughout the year: Valentine’s Day, Saint Patrick’s Day, Easter, Halloween and Christmas.
Do you like meeting new people and love to have a natter? Or would you like to find someone who has the same hobby as you? If you have an hour or so to spare each week why not volunteer as a ‘Buddy’ Volunteer and visit one of the people in our care on a regular basis.
Day Care Volunteers
Day Care Volunteers meet and greet the people attending our Day Care as well as assisting with activities throughout the day and engaging with people in a group or one-to-one.
Our Day Care is open Mondays to Fridays. We are looking for volunteers who are available on those days from 10am to 1pm or from 12pm to 3pm. If you have one morning or afternoon free every week we’d love to welcome you to the team.
Day Trip Volunteers
It’s nice to get out and about – wouldn’t you agree? Do you have a few hours to spare to accompany the people in our care to events around Dublin and Wicklow? Whether it is a day trip to the beach, grabbing a pint in the local, or even a trip to the zoo, you can come too!
Assist the Fundraising Manager with organising and administration of events as well as establishing connections with corporate donors / companies. Volunteers are invaluable for Saint Joseph’s Shankill to ensure our fundraising events run smoothly and all who attend have a great experience. Our fundraising events are a vital part of enabling us to continue our work. Make a real difference in the lives of people with dementia – volunteer with us today!
Do you have green fingers? We need you! We have lots of courtyards and green spaces that need some care and attention. If you have a few hours to spare each week then why not volunteer with us?
Home is where the heart is. Your role will be to support the people living in one of our six lodges. This can involve chatting with the people living in the lodge, making them a cup of tea or accompanying them to different activities in Saint Joseph’s. Experience with older people living with dementia is preferred, but support and mentoring will be provided. Do you have a few hours to spare each week, then why not volunteer with us today?
Maintenance and Painting Volunteers
Calling all DIY experts! If you are a bit of a handy man/woman then why not give a few hours to do some maintenance or a bit of painting?