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Volunteer

Summer Festival Volunteers

Summer Festival Volunteer Form

Join our volunteer team and become an Information Steward at Malahide Castle and Electric Picnic. By volunteering your time this year, you and your friends can make a direct impact on people experiencing the nightmare of homelessness in Dublin, Wicklow, Kildare & Meath.
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***You must be over 18 to avail of this opportunity, ID will be required***
Electric Picnic Volunteering
Required: 18 hours over three days of the festival. In return for your work, Dublin Simon Community receives a donation from Festival Republic. Outside of your working hours, you are free to camp, go to gigs, and enjoy the festival.
I understand I will be representing Dublin Simon Community and agree to behave accordingly
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Volunteers are Our Lifeblood

Volunteers are at the core of the Dublin Simon Community’s work

“Sometimes people who are homeless appear invisible to us but one thing we have to change is our approach towards them. Something as simple as asking ‘Hi, How are you?’ can make the world of difference. It has been an experience of a lifetime.” – Iury

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.

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Volunteer with Dublin Simon Community

For over 50 years, Dublin Simon has been providing solutions to homelessness and its related issues. We provide services to people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, from emergency accommodation to treatment and supported housing.

Volunteers are at the core of the Dublin Simon Community’s work. They work alongside professional staff to deliver vital services to people who are homeless. While Dublin Simon is well known for our nightly volunteer Soup Run, we also do a huge amount that people might not know about.

Particularly, our Full-Time volunteers are an integral part of quality service delivery. The commitment and enthusiasm they bring to our services make Dublin Simon Community a better place for staff and people using our services.

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  • “I AM FINDING OUT WHO I AM IN THE WORLD. I’VE LEARNED SO MUCH ABOUT THE DIFFICULTIES OF DRUG USE AND HAVE A MUCH BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF THE CAUSES OF IT”

  • “I HAVE MET AMAZING PEOPLE, THE CLIENTS ESPECIALLY, AND AM GETTING SIGNIFICANT EXPERIENCE IN ALL KINDS OF ISSUES AND MEETING PEOPLE I WOULD NEVER OTHERWISE HAVE MET”

  • “VOLUNTEERS CAN DO THE LITTLE EXTRA THINGS -LIKE ACCOMPANYING CLIENTS TO APPOINTMENTS OR SHARING A MEAL WITH THEM - THAT STAFF DON’T ALWAYS HAVE THE TIME FOR AND THAT MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE TO THE CLIENT"

  • “I WAS SO HAPPY TO SEE THAT THERE WAS ROOM TO USE MY PARTICULAR SKILLS AND SHAPE THEM IN TO THE ROLE”

  • “THE VOLUNTEERS ARE BRILLIANT! THEY CAN DO THE STUFF THAT THE STAFF DON’T HAVE TIME TO DO, LIKE PERSONAL THINGS THAT MAKE SUCH A BIG DIFFERENCE TO THE RESIDENTS. THE QUALITY OF LIFE OF THE RESIDENTS IS INCREASED BECAUSE OF OUR VOLUNTEERS”

    -DSC Staff member

  • “VOLUNTEERS ARE PART OF OUR DNA, PART OF OUR HISTORY. THE SERVICES COULD NOT OPERATE WITHOUT THEM”

    -Sam, Dublin Simon Community CEO

Volunteer Awards 2019

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