Volunteers play a vital role in ALONE. Our strong community of volunteers help us support hundreds of older people in need every week.
Volunteers in ALONE
Volunteers play a vital and active role in all of ALONE’s services and are involved in every level of the organisation from the Board to front line services. All ALONE volunteers are trained and receive ongoing support from ALONE’s staff and experienced mentors. We receive no Government funding for our day-to-day activities so we rely solely on the generosity of the public to continue our work.
ALONE welcomes volunteers from all backgrounds, cultures and ethnicity as we believe in the importance of being representative of the whole community and appreciate the value that this diversity brings.
Select any of the roles below to see more information, including responsibilities and tasks. For further information, please contact us.
Receptionist and Administrator Intern
The Receptionist Intern is responsible for providing secretarial, clerical and administrative support to ensure that information and services are provided in an effective and efficient manner.
This is an unpaid internship.
Process for applying
Once you have registered your interest on the ‘Contact us’ page you will be invited to attend the next Information Session, which are held every 2-3 months. We will conduct a 1 to 1 interview. An application form and Garda Vetting form is sent out to all who have attended the information session and completed an interview. You will then be invited to our Volunteer Training Session.
The training is one mandatory module. Topics covered include: Setting your own external and internal boundaries, Health and Safety and Listening and Hearing. We also explore the Befriending relationship through role play scenarios.
We would ask that all our volunteers can commit to providing a weekly visit for at least 1 year. This commitment gives the volunteer the opportunity to have a meaningful experience while ensuring continuity of service for older people.