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Dublin
Central Management
St. Vincent's Centre
Navan Road
Dublin 7
Phone:01-8245%400
Fax: 01-8385%496

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Limerick
St. Vincent's Centre
Lisnagry
Co. Limerick
Phone: 061-501%400
Fax: 061-330%161

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North Tipperary / Offaly
St. Anne's Centre
Sean Ross Abbey
Roscrea
Co. Tipperary
Phone: 0505-22%046
Fax: 0505-22%525

Volunteer Training

 

Before being offered a volunteer role 

 
In order to ensure the safety and well being of our service users all who apply to be volunteers will have to be screened. This involves completing
 
•  An application form,
•  A Garda Vetting form
•  And furninshin the names of three referees, none of whom should be related to you and must have known you for at least two years
 
The completed Garda Vetting form will be sent off to the Garda Vetting Unit and can take a number of weeks to be processed.  On receipt of references and a Garda Clearance form a volunteer role will be offered.  
 

Training & Support 

 
Volunteers are assigned a Mentor who provides day-to-day support and direction and who is available for consultation and assistance when necessary.  The volunteer co-ordiantor will also be in regular contact to ensure that the volunteer is enjoying theri volunteer role.  
 
The volunteer will receive an orientation at the assigned Centre/Unit by the Mentor; this then will be followed by an induction to the Service and its mission.  In addition volunteers will be invited to attend other training sessions, such as Child and Adult protection, Advocacy, and Introduction to Autism.  
 

Volunteer Recognition

 
Volunteers are a valuable asset to any organisation and require adequate support and supervision as previously mentioned.  However, volunteers also need to feel appreciated and part of the wider team that make up our Service.  By way of acknowledging the valuable contribution that volunteers make, the Daughters of Charity always celebrates International volunteers Day, 5th December.  In 2011 volunteers were invited to Leinster House where they met Senator David Norris and enjoyed very informative tour followed by tea and scones.  All enjoyed the outing.  Volunteers are also invited to regular coffee mornings where they can meet other volunteers in a very informal atmosphere.
 
 
 
 

 

The core values that guide us in our mission are Service, Respect, Excellence, Collaboration, Justice and Creativity 
 
Charity Number CHY 21097