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Mitchelstown Alzheimer's Day Care Centre

About Mitchelstown Alzheimer's Day Care Centre

Mitchelstown Day Care Centre is a service ran by the Alzheimer Society of Ireland, the leading provider of dementia-specific services in Ireland. Their services provide person centred support and care, the person with dementia and their family are placed at the centre of the service so that they are actively involved in making decisions.

What's Involved

Volunteers are required to play music and/or sing, do story telling for elderly day care clients. To create a good atmosphere, and have good knowledge of and ability to play Irish traditional music, to encourage the elderly clients to join in, dance and sing for up to 2 hours per week on a Tuesday.

What's required for this position

Musical and instrumental ability, confidence to play and/or sing to people. Knowledge of Traditional Irish music.

  • Arts/ Music/ Drama
  • Personable Skills

Level of English required for this role:
Intermediate English

Times and commitment required for this role


Minimum time commitment: 3 months

Hours required: 2hrs Weekly

Other Details

Location of volunteering opportunity:
Mitchelstown, Co. Cork

Screening details for this role:

  • Garda Vetting
  • Informal Interviews

Volunteers will be provided with the following supports:

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

Age restrictions:
Over 18

Benefits you will receive as a volunteer

Volunteers will improve their confidence in their musical abilities by performing and playing music to a crowd of people.

Getting there

245 Bus (Changing at Fermoy). X8 Bus (Stopping at Mitcehlstown).

  • This opportunity is posted by:
  • Volunteer Centre: Cork
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