Challenging EVS Opportunity in IRELAND with 2 Homeless Projects

Hello!

DEPAUL BELIEVES THAT HOMELESSNESS HAS NO PLACE.

Depaul is a charity who work with people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

We have two European Voluntary Service hosting projects in Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK) and seek 4 motivated volunteers in total.  Please note that this is a challenging volunteering opportunity.

Depaul NI Stella Maris Project 2013-GB-154
Key Action 1 (EVS) Deadline: Round 1: 2nd February 2016
Activity Starts: from 1st July 2016
Duration: 11 months
Project Info:  A residential homeless Service for adults with alcohol addiction. Service users can consume alcohol on the premises under the ethos of Harm Reduction (working with the individual to reduce alcohol related harm).  Service users may have mental and physical health problems as a result of their drinking.
Volunteers: 2 patient and motivated volunteers required for organizing and facilitating social involvement and activities in the project.  Activities act as a diversion from drinking.
Activities may include: games, music, photography; arts & crafts, gardening, health promotion, organising trips out etc.  Our vulnerable service users do have addiction and mental health problems so volunteers may face challenges such as apathy and working with people with challenging behaviour, chaotic lifestyles and low self esteem.

Depaul NI Homeless Families Project 2013-GB-153
Key Action 1 (EVS) Deadline:  Round 1: 2nd February 2016
Activity Starts: from 1st July 2016
Duration: 11 months
Project Info: Two residential Services for homeless families. Service users may have suffered from family breakup, domestic violence or displacement. Parents may be very young themselves and have little life experience.
Volunteers: 2 patient and motivated volunteers required for organizing and facilitating social involvement and activities for parents and their children (ages can range from babies to young teenagers).  Service users live in their own self contained apartments within the building so volunteers are required to provide activities to encourage service users to socialize and gain new skills and experiences.
Activities may include: arts & crafts; organizing trips out; children’s activities; “life skills” such as basic cookery; health promotion such as good mental health or nutrition etc.  Many of the children in the project may be below 3 years of age.  Parents are responsible for their own children (there are no “babysitting” facilities) and this can make it difficult for them to engage in activities.

TO APPLY:  Volunteer Applications must be returned by 5pm Wednesday 6th January 2016.  Our application documents are available to download at our website:

www.depaulireland.org/volunteering/evs/evs-recruitment/

This can be challenging volunteer work so please read the project information carefully before completing the Depaul Northern Ireland EVS application form. There are additional stories and photos of our EVS activities on our website

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