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Volunteer Driver - Meals on Wheels

Northside Home Care Services

About Northside Home Care Services

Northside Home Care Services (formerly KARE Social Services) is a charitable organisation which was founded in 1965 by volunteers. Today we provide Home Help, Meals on Wheels, Citizens Information and a Community Minibus service. Our Meals on Wheels kitchen also provides a dinner to residents and locals in one of our sheltered Dublin City Council accommodation kitchens.
Our Mission Statement is to ‘Support and improve quality of life by enabling older people to live independently at home’.

What's Involved

We are looking for volunteer drivers to help deliver meals to hundreds of people in their homes each week.The driver collects the hot nutritious meals from our Community kitchen and delivers to elderly persons in their own homes in the local area.

All hot containers and training is provided.

If you can spare one hour a week, or more if you are keen, between 12 and 1pm, we would love to hear from you.

What's required for this position

1) Clean driving licence and own car.
2) A smiling happy person
3) Knowledge of the geographical area would be helpful but not a requirement
4) Garda Vetting is a requirement and we will assist with this process.

  • Drivers
  • Personable Skills

Level of English required for this role:
Intermediate English

Times and commitment required for this role


Minimum time commitment: Flexible

Hours required: 1hrs Weekly

Other Details

Location of volunteering opportunity:
Dublin 5, 7 and 15

Screening details for this role:

  • Garda Vetting
  • Application Form
  • Identification Check (photo ID etc…)

Volunteers will be provided with the following supports:

  • Support/ advice/ recognition
  • Initial induction and training
  • Ongoing training opportunities

Volunteers with the following challenges will be supported in this role

  • Mental Health Difficulties

Age restrictions:
Over 18

Is this opportunity suitable for groups/teams of volunteers?

Benefits you will receive as a volunteer

It is a vital service in our local community to provide a hot meal to the elderly. It is a good way to give back to the community, ensuring older people can stay independently living at home for longer. There is induction training provided.

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