Feed Our Homeless: Emergency Outreach Volunteer (Driver & Non Driver)

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Emergency Outreach Volunteer (Driver & Non Driver)

Feed Our Homeless is working to end homelessness.




Unit 7 Jamestown Business Park, Jamestown Road, Finglas, Dublin 11

What’s Required

  • Written & Verbal Communication Skills
  • Active Listening Skills
  • Social Perceptions
  • Ability to follow directions for the team leader.
  • Willingness to learn through participation in orientation session, training and meetings.
  • Confiidentiality as we work with vulnerable and marginalised groups.
  • Belief in social justice and equal opportunities among all.
  • Commitment to working in a non-judgemental way
    • Community Development / Social Work
    • Drivers
    • Personable Skills

Level of English Required

Intermediate English

Time & Commitment Required for this Role

Once every fortnight.

Screening Details for this Role

  • Application Form
  • Informal phone call
  • References

Volunteers will be provided with the following Supports

  • Support / advice / recognition
  • Supervision (where applicable)
  • Initial induction and training
  • Insurance cover
  • Ongoing training opportunities

Benefits you will receive as a Volunteer

  • Learn new skills
  • Meet new people
  • Make a difference to the lives of those most marginalised in society.

Getting There

We are located just off the M50 and 5 minutes from Finglas Village.


Our emergency outreach provides essentials in order to get individuals experiencing homelessness through the night such as food, clothing, sleeping bags, toiletries and support if needed. Our team operates 7 nights weekly between 8.30pm – 1.30am, covering Dublin city, mainly park, canals and the A&E in hospitals.


We are looking for volunteers for two roles:

  • Volunteers who will drive one of our vans and who must hold a full driving licence.
  • Volunteers who will accompany the driver as a support worker.

Key Responsibilities

  • To build trust and relations with our service users.
  • To nurture existing external connections with other agencies within the homeless sector.
  • To become part of a dedicated team of volunteers participating in relevant training.
  • To provide a consistent standing of service and to adhere to the Feed Our Homeless best practice at all times.
  • To complete all administrative tasks which are related to the outreach services. This could include incident reports and gathering relevant information for possible interventions on behalf of the service users.
  • To report to a team leader and to liaise with them on all matters.

If you wish to apply for either of these roles please complete the application form using the link below.

Should you wish to find more information about Feed Our Homeless please contact our website www.feedourhomeless.ie

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Region: Dublin 11