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SVP Drop-In Centre Volunteer

Health and wellbeing

SVP Drop-In Centre Volunteer

SVP Drop-In Centre


At a Glance

  • Start Date:16/12/2023
  • End Date:16/12/2024
  • Closing date:29/02/2024
  • Post Updated:09/02/2024
  • Min Hours:no minimum hrs- approx 3 per week
  • Role Type:Other

Requirements:English speaking, non-judgemental, kind, hard working


The SVP Drop-In Centre provides shelter, food, clothing, shower & laundry facilities, emotional and practical support to adults experiencing or at risk of homelessness/ food poverty. The people who use our service may need support around mental/ physical health, poverty, homelessness, addiciton, family difficulties etc. Our highly experienced Staff Team lead in this support.The café style centre depends heavily on a team of dedicated volunteers to help preparing and serving sandwiches and tea/ coffee. Many volunteers have a regular slot on a roster, while others cover vacant slots when they arise. The centre is open from 10am-4pm Monday- Friday, and from 10am-1pm on Saturdays. Volunteers generally cover 3 hour shifts (early= 10am-1pm, late=1pm-4pm). Volunteers receive relevant training, must be Garda Vetted and must provide 2 references prior to starting.

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:

  • Provide a welcome to people using the service
  • Food preparation
  • Serving food (sandwiches, tea, coffee)
  • Light cleaning duties (wiping tables etc)
  • Chatting with people using the service

Skills required for this role:

  • Hard worker
  • Non-judgemental attitude
  • Kindness
  • Interest in helping people

Details of time commitment needed for role:
Shifts are usually 3 hours long, either 10am-1pm, or 1pm-4pm Monday to Friday and 10am-1pm on Saturdays. Some volunteers do a regular shift, while others accept shifts when available via wats app group notifications.

Minimum time commitment per week:
3 hour p/week

Additional screening required for this role:
Complete application form via website- (we are part of Child & Family Services) Interview with Service Manager 2 References need to be supplied Garda Vetting Induction Training


If you have any questions about this role please feel free to get in touch:

Name: Eimear Purcell

Address: SVP Drop-In Centre, Ozanam House, Hartstonge Street, Limerick


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