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Emergency Outreach Volunteer (Driver and Non-Driver)

Feed Our Homeless

About Feed Our Homeless

Feed Our Homeless is working to end homelessness in Dublin's inner city.

What's Involved

Our emergency outreach provides essentials in order to get individuals experiencing homelessness through the night such as food, clothing, sleeping bags, toiletries, and support if needed. Our team operates 7 nights weekly between 8:30pm - 1:30am, covering Dublin city, mainly parks, canals and the A&E in hospitals.

We are looking for volunteers for two of our roles:

  • Volunteers who will drive one of our vans and who must hold a full driving license
  • Volunteers who will accompany the driver and help with the deliveries

    Key Responsibilities:
  • To build trust and relations with our service users, with food being a gateway into understanding their situation.
  • To nurture existing external connections with other agencies within the homeless sector.
  • To become part of a dedicated team of volunteers participating in relevant training, critical team meetings, and situational reviews.
  • To provide a consistent standard of service and to adhere to the Feed Our Homeless best practice at all times.
  • To complete all administrative tasks which are related to the outreach services. This could include incident reports and gathering relevant information for possible interventions on behalf of the service users.
  • To report to a team leader and to liaise with them on all matters.

    What's required for this position

    o Written & Verbal Communication Skills
    o Active Listening Skills
    o Social Perceptions
    o Ability to follow directions from the team leader
    o Willingness to learn through participation in orientation session, training and meetings
    o Confidentiality as we work with vulnerable and marginalised groups
    o Belief in social justice and equal opportunities among all
    o Commitment to working in a non-judgmental way

    • Community Development/ Social work
    • Drivers
    • Personable Skills

    Level of English required for this role:
    Intermediate English

    Times and commitment required for this role


    Minimum time commitment: 6 months

    Hours required: 5hrs Weekly

    Other Details

    Location of volunteering opportunity:
    Unit 7 Jamestown Business Park, Jamestown Road, Finglas, Dublin 11

    Screening details for this role:

    • Informal Interviews
    • References
    • Application Form

    Volunteers will be provided with the following supports:

    • Support/ advice/ recognition
    • Supervision
    • Initial induction and training
    • Insurance cover
    • Ongoing training opportunities

    Age restrictions:
    Over 25

    Is this opportunity suitable for groups/teams of volunteers?

    Benefits you will receive as a volunteer

    o Learn new skills
    o Meet new people
    o Make a difference to the lives of those most marginalised in society

    Getting there

    We're located just off the M50, and 5 minutes from Finglas Village.

    • This opportunity is posted by:
    • Volunteer Centre: Dublin City
    Volunteer Ireland is delighted to acknowledge the support of:
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