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Arts & Craft Facilitator

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, in conjunction with day centre staff, are required to facilitate Art and Crafts, Knitting, Weaving, Sewing, Embroidery or any other crafts which may be of interest to elderly people for a few hours.on a Tuesday on a weekly basis.

What's required for this position

Patience, compassion, good communication skills with elderly people, respectful of the needs, abilities and limitations as well as a have an interest in arts and crafts and 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 gain experience in various arts and crafts activities as well as improve their sense of well-being by using their free time to facilitate activities for the elderly.

Getting there

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

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