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Ballyphehane Day Centre for the Elderly

About Ballyphehane Day Centre for the Elderly

To provide nursing care, an outlet for the socially isolated and to provide a break for carers of frail elderly relatives. We aim to provide a warm and caring day center for our clients, and stimulate them through the arts and social interaction.

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.

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:
Ballyphehane, 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.

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