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Community Group Volunteer for Stroke Support Group

Sligo Stroke Support Group run by the Irish Heart Foundation.

About Sligo Stroke Support Group run by the Irish Heart Foundation.

The Stroke Support Group is held the second Thursday or the month in Ballisodare community centre, Sligo from 12.15pm to 2.15pm. The group provides peer support for Stroke Survivors and their families or carers, information, guest speakers, social engagement and activities, and an all-important cup of tea.

What's Involved

We would love to recruit a few more volunteers that could come to the Ballisodare Community Centre from 12.15pm to 2.15pm on the second Thursday of each month.

You will mingle with members and their carers, help with tea and coffee and maybe even some games and a social chat.

We would like you to have:
Good English – (As our stroke survivors may have communication difficulties)
Some experience working with vulnerable adults.
Own transport as it is outside of Sligo town (Ballisodare Community Centre).

Volunteers are required to complete mandatory training, IHF induction, GDPR and safeguarding training will be provided.

What's required for this position

Good interpersonal and communication skills
A sense of humour and patience
A good motivator who will encourage participation.
A genuine interest in the welfare of older or vulnerable people.

  • Hospitality/ Befriending
  • Personable Skills

Level of English required for this role:
Fluent English

Times and commitment required for this role


Minimum time commitment: 6 months

Hours required: 3hrs Monthly

Other Details

Location of volunteering opportunity:
Ballisodare Community Centre

Screening details for this role:

  • Garda Vetting
  • Informal Interviews
  • References
  • Application Form

Volunteers will be provided with the following supports:

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

Age restrictions:
Over 18

Is this opportunity suitable for groups/teams of volunteers?

Benefits you will receive as a volunteer

Opportunity to make a difference in the lives and wellbeing of people recovering from having a stroke. Reference after a completion of min 6 months volunteering. Opportunites to volunteer in other areas in the organisation. EAP Employee Assistance Prog

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