Our current volunteer roles
Lady living in Saint Joseph’s would love to have a weekly visitor
You’ll be part of our team of Buddy Volunteers who visit the people in our care. You’ll visit this lady in her home in Saint Joseph’s Shankill on a weekly basis.
She’s an active person and likes to go for walks around the grounds of Saint Joseph’s, loves a chat and is a whizz at quizzes. Who doesn’t like to challenge themselves with The Chase?! Maybe you’ve a hobby that you’d like to share with her and spend some time making moments matter with her each week. The sky’s the limit!
Help us bring Virtual Reality to our home!
We have Rendever (a Virtual Reality system for older people) in our home. That’s where we need your help! It’s a super way to connect with the people in our care. You can travel to anywhere in the world, such as going on safari or swimming with dolphins all from the comfort of an armchair.
Your role will involve visiting one of our lodges (where people at the same stage of dementia live together). You’ll set up the Rendever system and engage with the people who live in that particular lodge. Don’t be put off by the word technology though! Training will be provided and it’s very easy to operate. So what are you waiting for?! You can make a huge difference in the lives of people living with dementia.
Magic Table Volunteer – bring technology to our home!
What’s a Magic Table you might ask? Well…it’s a tabletop projector with lots of interactive games and activities. It’s a great way to connect with the people in our care. Sometimes we have a little bit too much fun and it can get competitive when we play tabletop football!
Your role will involve visiting one of our lodges (where people at the same stage of dementia live together). You’ll set up the Magic Table and engage with the people who live in that particular lodge. Don’t be put off by the word technology though! Training will be provided and it’s very easy to operate.
Lodge Volunteers / House Buddy
Home is where the heart is. You will volunteer alongside staff and other volunteers on your designated day to support the people living in one of our lodges. There are six lodges in Saint Joseph’s which are each home to people at a similar stage of dementia. Volunteers are there to spend time with the people in our care. Tasks may include having a chat, doing arts and crafts, painting nails, hand massage, singing songs, playing bingo or having a dance. The sky really is the limit! Join our family at Saint Joseph’s Shankill where you’ll make a huge difference in the lives of people living with dementia.
Day Care Club Volunteers
Day Care Club 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’re currently looking for volunteers to join our team on Wednesday, Thursday or Friday afternoons from 1.30am – 3.30pm.
Spend time with your ‘Buddy’ and make moments matter for them. Visit your buddy each week to have a chat, go for a walk in the grounds of Saint Joseph’s, have a sing song or have a laugh together. The sky’s the limit but you’ll be making a huge difference.
Hand Massage Volunteer
We all love some relaxation and a bit of pampering. Hand massage is very therapeutic and can create a pleasant and relaxing experience. Join our volunteer team and make moments matter for the people in our care.
Do-Re-Mi…calling all performers!!!! Do you play a musical instrument or are you a singer? Do you have another performing arts talent that could entertain small or large groups of people? Perhaps you are a magician or a poet, a juggler, a ventriloquist, an amateur drama group or maybe you simply enjoy tickling the ivories and singing a few tunes. If you have a talent and would like to share it with the people who live in Saint Joseph’s, why not volunteer with us today?
You don’t have be Diarmuid Gavin or Monty Don but you’ll be helping us to keep our gardens and green spaces looking good for the people in our care and their family members. You’ll be weeding, deadheading flowers and generally keeping the flower beds looking good. We’ve also a few fences that need some sprucing up. We’re also looking for help with small bits of DIY and some painting (indoors and outdoors).