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Sewing Class Assistant

Ozanam House Community Resource Centre

About Ozanam House Community Resource Centre

Ozanam House is a community project operated by the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul, working directly with people in need through an action-oriented programme, attempting to effect positive change through social justice. Our work primarily involves person-to-person contact. Throughout the year we run childcare, youth, adult education and community programmes.

What's Involved

To reach our full potential and to achieve our goals in the centre we are constantly seeking new volunteers to come on board to share their skills and knowledge, in this case in the realm of sewing classes.

• Take class attendance
• Teach basics on how to use a sewing machine, make simple garments and alterations and others
• To prepare the class in advance
• To consult the service users when planning activities
• Deliver safe, fun and creative Sewing classes, sensitive to the needs and abilities of participants
• Responsibility for overall set up and clean up
• Supervise the group with first priority in their safety
• Participate in the class and come to the aid of the participants
• Introduce new members to the group and ensure all members are included and engaged in the activity
• To attend meetings and training days if/when possible
• To follow the policies and procedures of Ozanam House which can be found in the induction pack or in the office
• Other general responsibilities in the context of the role as agreed with the co-ordinator

What's required for this position

• Experience and skills in Sewing
• A keen interest in Sewing
• Experience in Group Instruction or teaching preferred
• Patience, resilience, tolerance and flexibility
• Ability to relate well to people and enjoy dealing with them
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team
• Self-confidence and general ease with other people
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills – vital in a supportive role
• Good organizational skills and basic administration skills
• Intermediate level of English
• High motivation and engagement to be a volunteer over a longer period of time
• Commitment to the ethos of volunteering and community based initiative

  • Arts/ Music/ Drama
  • Community Development/ Social work
  • Education/ Training

Level of English required for this role:
Fluent English

Times and commitment required for this role


Minimum time commitment: 1 year

Hours required: 5hrs Weekly

Other Details

Location of volunteering opportunity:
Ozanam House, 53 Mountjoy Square, Dublin 1 D01 T6W6

Screening details for this role:

  • Formal Interview
  • Garda Vetting
  • Application Form
  • Identification Check (photo ID etc…)
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)

Volunteers will be provided with the following supports:

  • Support/ advice/ recognition
  • Supervision
  • Initial induction and training

Age restrictions:
Over 18

Is this opportunity suitable for groups/teams of volunteers?

Benefits you will receive as a volunteer

• Personal and professional development
• Sharing knowledge that can help others enrich their lives
• To be part of a progressive team supporting others to improve their lives

Getting there

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