Dublin Simon Community Full-Time Volunteering

Full-Time Volunteering

We have an extensive full-time volunteering programme here in the Dublin Simon Community. Currently the Dublin Simon Community have up to 60 full-time volunteer placements throughout our Housing, Emergency, Treatment and Support Services. The approach to full-time volunteering has an emphasis on reflective practice and both formal and non-formal learning.

The programme consists of;

  • In-depth induction
  • On-site training
  • DIT accredited Certificate in Volunteering
  • Support and supervision
  • Guidance and mentoring

We also provide;

  • Food and accommodation (where available)
  • Weekly allowance
  • On-site and off-site training and induction
  •  Practical hands on experience

Many people choose to undertake a full-time volunteering placement to gain essential practical experience in the field of social care & addictions, so as to further develop a career in this area. Others undertake the placement to finally make that career change. There are also placements available which do not require a social care background.

The basics of a placement consist of;

  • 37.5 hours per week over a seven day period. 
  • A minimum commitment of nine months

We recruit people from all corners of the world to encourage the diversity that is synonymous with the Dublin Simon Community.

  • All applicants must be 18+
  • All Applications are matched against the selection criteria of the service and the recruitment process, Garda vetted, reference checked and ideally matched to the services that we are recruiting for.

Ideally we are looking for people with;

  •  Qualifications in the field of social care or field related to the specified placement
  • Previous volunteering and/or relevant employment experience

However this is list is not exclusive as we are always interested in meeting people with skills that would be transferable, relevant and beneficial to the Dublin Simon Community and to this sector.

For more information on full-time volunteering contact the volunteer office on (01) 635 4814 or email ftv@dubsimon.ie

If you feel that you match what we are looking for please fill in the full-time volunteer application form and email to our volunteer office.

Click here to download a full-time volunteer application form Download  the 2011 Report in PDF Format
Click here for a person specification document Download  the 2011 Report in PDF Format

If you have any trouble downloading the above forms please contact the Volunteer office on 01 635 4814.

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