UL Global Student Ambassador Programme
University of Limerick International Office
Children In Hospital Ireland
Requirements:• References • Must be over 18 • Irish Garda Vetting • International police clearance for anywhere you have lived 6 months or more
Location: Children Health Ireland @ Crumlin (please do not contact the hospital directly)
Children in Hospital Ireland are currently looking to expand their team of “JustAsk” volunteers, who provide a much-needed service of providing a friendly welcome and support for children and their families when they arrive at Children’s Health Ireland at Crumlin.
Families travel from all over Ireland to attend Crumlin hospital with their sick children. They can arrive exhausted from their long journey, stressed from trying to find parking, and worried about finding their way to their appointment.
On the back of this the JustAsk Hospital Help Desk in Crumlin was established, a Children in Hospital Ireland, volunteer-led service to help families find their way around the hospital. The volunteers accompany families to their destination and also provide information and practical help such as where to find a coffee shop, baby changing facilities, or an ATM. The JustAsk volunteers also provide play activities for children waiting in the Outpatient department and A&E department.
This volunteer role will appeal to people who are energetic, pro-active, approachable, friendly enjoy engaging with children, can work as part of a team, and are comfortable in a busy, sensitive and diverse environment.
Children in Hospital Ireland will provide
To register your interest please email Emma at firstname.lastname@example.org with JustAsk in the subject line or for more information on this role you can visit our website at https://childreninhospital.ie/volunteer-information-service.
Is training provided?: Yes
Please note that Garda Vetting is required for this position which will be processed with you after you apply.
Tasks that the volunteer(s) will be expected to undertake:
Skills required for this role:
Details of time commitment needed for role:
Commitment • All volunteers are asked to give 2 hours once a week for one year • Volunteering times will be 9am – 11am and the afternoon from 1.30pm – 3.30pm approximately
Minimum time commitment per week:
2 hour p/week
Additional screening required for this role:
New volunteers will need to fill out an application form, provide a CV, sign a data consent and confidentality agreement, complete the HSE's Children's First course, complete Garda Vetting and International Police Clearance if have lived abroad for longer than 6 months since the age of 16 and provide 3 references. In addition, they will be required to attend an information and interview evening as well as a full days training.
If you have any questions about this role please feel free to get in touch:
Name: Emma Barrett
Address: Children In Hospital Ireland, Suite 113 4-5 Burton Hall Road, Sandyford, Dublin 18
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