ALONE: Volunteer Support Officer (Part-Time) - Leitrim


Volunteer Support Officer

ALONE support older people to age at home. We provide direct, frontline services to people aged 60 and over, through support coordination, befriending and support, housing with support, co-living, and the application of assistive technology. We have more than 2000 volunteers and 140 plus homes for people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. We have been awarded Quality Marks from Volunteer Ireland, the ISO, the Charities Regulator and the Housing Regulatory Standard.

Role Overview

You will recruit, train, support and develop our Volunteers in their Befriending and Support role


  • Promote ALONE’s Befriending and Support services throughout the community.
  • Recruit, train, reference check and Garda vet all volunteers.
  • Work with ALONE’s Service Staff to ensure that all newly trained and vetted volunteers begin activities to support older persons within the specified timeframe.
  • Support and maintain good communications with volunteers.
  • Be the first point of contact for volunteers when issues arise.
  • Develop and implement programmes that promote the continuous improvement and engagement of volunteers.
  • Cultivate a positive and supportive atmosphere by recognising volunteer efforts.
  • Assist with identifying local activities / events that both older persons and their volunteers can participate in.
  • Develop local volunteer leadership programme and collaborate with Volunteer Leaders to coordinate and deliver social events in your region.
  • You may be required to undertake additional duties or tasks as required.

Essential Skills and Background

  • The ability to work under pressure, multi-task and to resolve problems is essential.
  • A full clean driver’s license and access to a car is essential.
  • Previous experience in recruitment, training and engagement of staff or volunteers is desirable.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills including experience of delivering presentations to large audiences.
  • Proficient in an IT-rich environment such as Microsoft Office and Salesforce CRM.
  • Previous experience of organising and running events is desirable.

Further Details

  • Part time position (21 hours) These hours may be required to be worked in a variety of flexible patterns, e.g. compressed hours or other flexible working patterns as the needs of our services users require.
  • 1 year Contract depending on funding
  • Regular travel is required with this role with flexible working arrangements to facilitate this.
  • Occasional travel to Dublin will be required
  • The salary scale offered for this position is €27,000 to €34,000 (Full time equivalent) depending on experience with an excellent working environment.

To Apply

Please send a copy of your CV along with a cover letter stating what interests you about working with ALONE, the role and your availability to

ALONE is an equal opportunity employer.

NB. Phone interviews will commence week beginning 6th April

General Info

Date Entered/Updated
25th Mar, 2020
Leitrim & Travel
Expiry Date
3rd Apr, 2020