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Foster carer for children 0-12 years

Five Rivers Fostering

About Five Rivers Fostering

To provide foster families for children in care

What's Involved

Fostering is the ultimate act of volunteering Individuals and families of all backgrounds and culture are welcome to inquire . There is a urgent need for foster families for children 0-12 years for emergency , respite and long term care . It is essential individuals or families have the time and space to care for a child . A spare room is required and if you have children that they are over 3 years of age . 24hr support & full training is provided . A full assessment which takes 16 weeks including Garda vetting & background checks are required.

What's required for this position

Enjoys children and young people , is open minded and non judgmental, has empathy , patience , can work with others, good communication skills and sense of humor

  • Youth/ Childcare

Level of English required for this role:
Intermediate English

Times and commitment required for this role


Minimum time commitment: 3 years +

Other Details

Location of volunteering opportunity:
In Volunteers home

Also available in these counties
Dublin - South Dublin County, Dublin

Screening details for this role:

  • Formal Interview
  • Garda Vetting
  • Informal Interviews
  • References
  • Application Form
  • Identification Check (photo ID etc…)

Volunteers will be provided with the following supports:

  • Support/ advice/ recognition
  • Supervision
  • Initial induction and training
  • Reimbursement of expenses
  • 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

Thru support and training including 24hr support volunteers will be able to care for children which is very rewarding . We offer ongoing training and support which is a great opportunity to learn more and meet other volunteers .

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