The Anne Sullivan Centre aims to facilitate adults who are Deafblind to pursue meaningful, active and fulfilling lives through a range of planned activities and individualised programmes. We recognise that volunteers make an invaluable contribution in supporting us acheive our aims. The Centre welcomes volunteers from all walks of life and backgrounds.
We aim to increase our use of volunteers to:
- Increase the variety of skills, activities and opportunities we can provide to our service users
- Ensure that our service meets the needs of our service users
- Develop an independent, public voice within our organisation to help ensure our accountability to our service users and stakeholders
- Increase contact with and participation in our wider community
Volunteers are not required to have any previous experience in volunteering or indeed in the area of disability. Volunteers are not paid for their involvement with The Anne Sullivan Centre but the organisation is committed to providing support and development opportunities for all volunteers.
Development and support
The Anne Sullivan Centre aims to:
- Provide a clear role description for each Voluntary role which will highlight the necessary skills, experience and availability required to fullfil it.
- Match volunteers with suitable roles and activities based on their skills and experience
- Offer full induction training in relevant areas, including policies and procedures
- Ensure that volunteers have access to support and supervision
- Create an environment where volunteers feel confident to discuss any issues or concerns and to share ideas on how the service can be improved.
Whatever your motivation may be, we are committed to ensuring that your volunteering experience will be a valued and positive one.
What the Anne Sullivan Centre asks of Volunteers:
- To respect and be committed to the values and aims of the organisation
- To treat staff and service users with respect and dignity
- Promote choice, independence and inclusion
- To demonstrate empathy and understanding to our client group.
- To be punctual and reliable and to give the organisation sufficient notice if unable to attend
- To attend essential training and support sessions
- To respect the confidentiality of service users and the Anne Sullivan Centre
- An ability to relate well to people
- An interest in learning sign language and augmentative communication
- A patient and understanding personality
- An interest in supporting People with Disabilities to live full and active lives
Interested in Volunteering ?
Please click on the following links for more information about our current volunteer opportunities:
Volunteer Activity Supporters
If you require an application form please contact Stephen on firstname.lastname@example.org or 0864034578
All our voluntary positions are subject to Garda clearance and reference checks
*The Anne Sullivan Centre reserves the right to terminate a volunteer’s involvement with the organisation, if they feel the volunteer has not acted in accordance with the values and aims of the organisation.
Please feel free to donate to this worthy cause. Donations to the Anne Sullivan Foundation are currently used to support our Outreach Service, the development of services for people who are Deafblind and wish to continue living in the community and the maintenance and development of our existing facilities. Staff employed by the Anne Sullivan Centre, including senior management, are paid strictly in line with the HSE consolidated pay scales.
There are 2 ways to donate:
Option 1 – Bank Transfer You can donate to the Anne Sullivan Foundation by bank transfer. Our bank account details are: Sort Code: 93-23-61 Account Number: 13244527 Account Name: Anne Sullivan Foundation for Deaf/Blind People Bank Address: AIB Bank Sutton Dublin 13 Registered Irish Charity CHY 9900
Option 2 – Donate with Credit Card Using a bank card (VISA/Mastercard) – You can donate securely by clicking the Donate Now button below Registered Irish Charity CHY 9900
Thank you for considering fundraising on behalf of the Anne Sullivan Foundation. We rely on as much support as possible from individuals and local communities to support our ongoing work to improve the lives of people who are Deafblind in Ireland. Now more than ever, the Anne Sullivan Foundation needs to fundraise in the community to help raise vital funds to develop programmes for the growing population of people who experience a combination of vision and hearing loss. Running races – 5k, 10k, marathon, ultra-marathon, sponsored cycling events, table quizzes and coffee mornings are all a great way to raise funds but we are interested in hearing all of your ideas! We want your fundraising to be enjoyable as well as being safe and legal, so please contact email@example.com to ensure you have all of the information you need. Once you have done this you can set up an event and share if with friends through www.idonate.ie
We are currently seeking to recruit for the following vacancies:
- Residential Support Worker (Relief) – Day shift
Qualification and Experience
- Ideally a Degree in Social Care or equivalent degree or experience suited to a residential care facility
- Minimum of FETAC Level 5
- Ability to demonstrate the skills required to work with people who have a dual sensory impairment and an intellectual disability
How to apply
Please submit your CV and cover letter via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
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