UL AQUATIC CLUB DISABILITY PROGRAM 2019
UL Aquatic Centre
Requirements:Minimum Commitment: 6 months. Fluent English.
Volunteer Role Description:
By supporting an older person to remain living at home independently through a weekly visit – you will provide practical help with household tasks; befriending support to reduce isolation and access to information where needed. Many of the older people we work with have limited family support to assist in these areas - this volunteer role will help to ensure that their home environment is a positive one. Loneliness is a serious health risk and a volunteer visit of just two hours a week can make a huge difference in addressing the isolation experienced by an older person.
COPE Galway provide a range of services for older people in Galway City: Community Catering Meals on Wheels; Sonas Day Centre in Mervue; our Community Support projects in the City Centre and Renmore and 12 community based lunch clubs – run by local groups and volunteers. Our mission is to support healthy independent ageing at home.
Is training provided?: Yes
Please note that Garda Vetting is required for this position.
Tasks that the volunteer(s) will be expected to undertake:
About COPE Galway:
COPE Galway believes in the principle of every person having a home which meets their needs. Our vision is an improved quality of life, in a home of your own for people affected by homelessness, women & children experiencing domestic violence and older people. We believe communities have a very important role in assisting us with our mission. By volunteering with our new ‘Helping Hands at Home’ project, you will play a very important role in improving the quality of life of an older person in the community.
Skills required for this role:
Support and Supervision:
Details of time commitment needed for role:
Monday to Saturday. Day and time flexible. Minimum Commitment: 6 months
Minimum time commitment per week:
2 hour p/week
If you have any questions about this role please feel free to get in touch:
Name: Lorraine Tansey
Address: ALIVE, NUI Galway
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