'Next Stage' Rehabilitative Training Programme: Volunteer Drama Facilitator

Interested in volunteering your services and working with people with disabilities

We are a Rehabilitative Training Unit attached to the National Rehabilitation Hospital. We run the ‘Next Stage’ Rehabilitative Training Programme for adults with acquired brain injury. An acquired brain injury (ABI) is the term given to any injury to the brain sustained during a person’s life, i.e. they were not born with it. ABI’s can occur as a result of:

  • Trauma; road traffic accidents, assault, fall etc
  • Stroke, brain haemorrhage, tumour
  • Viral infection
  • Hypoxia (lack of oxygen to the brain)

The effects of brain injury are many and complex including cognitive difficulties, physical difficulties and behavioural difficulties. All aspects of a persons’ life can be effected following an ABI such as their ability to work, to live independently, to access the community independently and to plan and make decisions independently. These are the things we help with here in the Rehabilitative Training Unit.

The trainees of our unit range in age from 18 upwards and are usually attending our programme for an average of 6 months while they work on achieving their individual goals. We are a national programme with people attending the unit from all over the country.

We are currently looking for a Volunteer Drama Tutor to deliver a Drama Workshop Module

This position may suit a graduate of creative arts or someone looking for a college work placement or a qualified drama teacher looking for additional experience.

Please contact Ronan Markey on 01-2355363 or ronan.markey@nrh.ie for more information.


Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin

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