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Volunteer Medic


Volunteer Medic

Order of Malta - Dundrum Unit


At a Glance

  • Start Date:17/10/2017
  • End Date:31/01/2020
  • Closing date:06/09/2020
  • Post Updated:22/09/2018
  • Min Hours:2 hours a week + duties
  • Role Type:Other

Requirements:Be over the age of 16 and work well in a team - fluent in English


[ UPDATED: 22/09/2018 ]       

The Order of Malta provide medical cover for many events around Ireland, our unit especially covers duties at the 3 Arena, Leopardstown Race Course and many family fun days, rugby events and much more.

We are always looking for volunteers to help out. You will be trained and equipped to the PHECC accredited level of First Aid Responder (FAR), trained in Assistance with Daily Living and Manual Handling. Dedication and commitment to the unit over a few years will see you upskilled to higher clinical levels (EFR,EMT) which are not subsidised by the volunteers.

 A fee does apply as there are costs for the training and uniform + equipment, the total fee for all is  €100, which is not upfront

As a volunteer you will receive information on duties through text and Facebook, you will be expected to complete at least one a month. You will always be paired with somebody with more experience who will help you learn through a hands on approach, we have EMTs, Paramedics, Advanced Paramedics and Doctors within the unit who also would be more than delighted to teach you a new technique or go through scenarios.

Training is heavily scenario based, and involves the use of the Ambulance, make-up and equipment to allow for better simulations. 

If you are over 18, you will be offered to go on duty at Leopardstown Race course, the 3 arena, Body and Soul and Croke Park to name a few.

Every year we take part in nation-wide competitions and compete against other units, this is a 2 night event and we generally try to take people who want to compete, patients and spectators.

If you've any questions don't be afraid to shoot me a message:

If you think you are outside our area I'll be able to point you in the right direction for any unit in the country.

Is training provided?: Yes

Please note that Garda Vetting is required for this position.

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

  • Attend training each week (Tuesday 8PM-9:30PM @ Rathfarnham Educate Together, Loretto avenue)
  • Attend at least one duty a month when qualified
  • Work well in a team and be able to take instructions as well as give them
  • Stay with the unit for a decent amount of time and be active when you can
  • Respond to incidents on duty and apply your training (help will always be on hand)
  • Be nice and respectful to everyone you meet

Skills required for this role:

  • Be fun and interactive
  • Be able to learn from your encounters and apply your training
  • Be punctual for duties and training
  • Perform a stock check in your own kit bag and the Ambulance when it is in use (with help)
  • Use Long range Freq. radios and TETRA radio systems to communicate with other teams/units or the duty manager (training provided)

Details of time commitment needed for role:
Tuesday nights and for duties each month Examples of the hours for duties: (timings are from event start-event end) Leopardstown - 5 Hours long 〡 Road races/Family fun days - 3/4 Hours long 〡 Bray Air Display - 8 Hours long〡 3 Arena - 6 Hours long 〡 ARCH club - 4 Hours long〡 Body & Soul - 12 Hours long〡

Minimum time commitment per week:
2 hour p/week

Additional screening required for this role:
Volunteering looks great on your CV, coupled with First Responder training, you'll be guaranteed the job! 〡 We are also accepting cadets (10-16) so if you want to bring your little brother/sister then feel free to do so! - If you're interested in doing so please highlight this in an email to me. 〡 〡 Check out our Facebook for more of an insight into what we do


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

Name: Michael Sheehan

Address: Order of Malta - Dundrum Unit, 32 Clyde Rd, Dublin


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