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DIY and Gardener Volunteer Dublin 1


About Barnardos

Barnardos supports children whose well being is under threat, by working with them,their families and communities and by campaigning for the rights of children. Barnardos was established in Ireland in 1962 and is Ireland's leading independent children's charity.

What's Involved

A volunteer with interest and experience in gardening and DIY is required for Barnardos in Buckingham Street to assist with small jobs.

Outline of Volunteers Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Help with maintenance of the building, including the cleaning of gutters and outdoor areas.
  • Small carpentry jobs such as hanging pictures, area clear-outs, maintenance of the interior building.
  • Gardening, including watering and maintenance of outdoor plants and flowerbeds, pruning and weeding.
  • Help with general tidying of any rubbish/debris in garden and surrounding areas.

    Training and Support Plan:
  • Barnardos will provide induction, and follow up training with volunteer, as required.
  • Where possible the volunteer will attend training as provided centrally in Barnardos, and where linkages are available locally to other training providers.
  • Supervised by Project Leader with delegation to Project Staff as assigned by Project Leader.
  • As this volunteer role is a physical role the person should be in good health and know how to use the correct manual handling techniques when lifting, completing tasks etc.

    Time Commitment:
  • Flexible arrangements regarding time to facilitate volunteer while also meeting the needs of our service.
  • Project services operate Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm only.
  • Time commitment will be 2-3hrs approximately every two/three weeks during the Autumn and Winter, and 1-2hrs weekly during the Spring and Summer months.

    What's required for this position

    Person Specification:

  • Friendly and polite.
  • Patience to deal with the various requests that can arise.
  • Flexibility.
  • Awareness of importance of confidentiality in relation to service users.
  • Gets on well with children.

    • Personable Skills
    • Trades/ Operative/ Manual

    Level of English required for this role:
    Intermediate English

    Times and commitment required for this role


    Minimum time commitment: 1 year

    Hours required: 1hrs Weekly

    Other Details

    Location of volunteering opportunity:
    23/24 Buckingham Street, Dublin 1.

    Screening details for this role:

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

    Volunteers will be provided with the following supports:

    • Supervision
    • Initial induction and training

    Age restrictions:
    No age restrictions

    Is this opportunity suitable for groups/teams of volunteers?

    Benefits you will receive as a volunteer

    By giving of your time to Barnardos you will be contributing in making a difference in a vulnerable child’s life and will be helping us to achieve our vision – an Ireland where childhood is valued and all children and young people are cherished equally.

    Getting there

    Red Line Luas to Connolly Station; Dart to Connolly Station; Buses to city centre;

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