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TU Dublin Students X Friends of the Elderly - Decluttering Service


TU Dublin Students X Friends of the Elderly - Decluttering Service

TU Dublin Societies Office


At a Glance

  • Start Date:01/12/2021
  • End Date:13/06/2022
  • Closing date:31/07/2022
  • Post Updated:23/11/2021
  • Min Hours:2 hrs/ month
  • Role Type:Community Development

Requirements:TU Dublin Students who are passionate about supporting older people


Volunteers interested in offering a non-judgemental and supportive decluttering service for older people, must be compassionate and discreet and able to help lift items and boxes.

lt can be difficult and overwhelming to declutter sentimental memorabilia but it can be a burden to live with cluttered spaces, so we want to help.

This decluttering service will help people clear out unused items in their gardens, supporting people who are unable to do this work on their own.

One of our TU Dublin Student Volunteers is working with Friends of the Elderly and potentially more organisations including ALONE to support older people with decluttering.

We are not sure of the start date yet but if you are interested in helping please register your interest now and we will be back in touch when plans firm up.

Is training provided?: Yes

Tasks that the volunteer(s) will be expected to undertake:

Work as part of small team:
- to speak with the person or people’s whose home you will be helping to declutter to work out what needs to be done and how it can be done most sensitively.
- work through the items identified for decluttering collaboratively with the person you are helping
- organise for the items to be recycled or thrown away responsibly
- ensure the person you are helping is satisfied with the outcome.

Skills required for this role:

Ability to work as part of a team + good communication + interpersonal skills + sensitivity to being in someone else’s home handling precious some items + adaptability BUT no prior skills.

Details of time commitment needed for role:

Minimum time commitment per week:
1 hour p/week

Additional screening required for this role:
Yes – a chat with the lead volunteer student and the TU Dublin Student Volunteering Co-ordinator to ensure suitability for this volunteering role.


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

Name: Claire Flannery

Address: TU Dublin Societies Office, TU Dublin City Campus, Aungier St, Dublin D02 HW71


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