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Autumn Opportunities

Posted: 1/9/2006

Current vacancies commencing in September

Autumn Volunteer Opportunities

The Carers Association              Administration



Newbridge Family Resource Centre     

Childcare Assistants

                                                Activities Organiser Over 55’s Club

                                                Homework Club Assistants

                                                Activities Organiser Lone Parent Group


Day Care Centre                      Driver – Meals on Wheels

                                                Kitchen Help

                                                Computer Instructors – email and word


Kildare Youth Services

KYS Information Office          I.T. Support, Assist with Computer System

KYS Curragh Youth Project          Youth Group Assistants various Groups

                                                Assist with Youth Café

KYS Naas Youth Project             Youth Group Assistants various Groups

KYS Newbridge                                Assist with young Boys and Girls Groups

                                                Youth Group Assistants

Childcare Assistant with Young Mothers Group

KYS Leixlip                                Assistant Youth Worker various Groups

KYS Kildare Town                        Youth Group Assistants various Groups

                                                Assist with Homework Club


Enable Ireland                              Fundraising Activities


National Council for the Blind        Befriending Visually Impaired people throughout the Kildare area. Going for coffee, walking and general social activities.


K.A.R.E.                                    Best Buddy’s - Befriending People with Intellectual Disabilities throughout the Kildare area.

                                                Assistants for Sport, Leisure and General Activities

Kildare Musical Societies (Various)       

Make-up Assistants

                                                Hair Assistants

                                                Back Stage Assistants

                                                Set Design and Assembly

                                                Front of House

                                                Marketing and Promotions


Youth Theatre Groups (Various)Assist with variety of Events throughout the County



Athy Community Development        Assist with Computer Club

                                                Dog Walkers to walk dogs of Elderly and Disabled People.

                                                Assistants for variety of Groups and Projects


South Kildare Citizens Information Service        

Information Providers



Athy Tidy Towns        Civic and Environmentally interested people to help keep Athy Tidy.


Independent Age        Visitor to Elderly People


School in Athy        Lunch Assistants – to prepare and serve


Athy Heritage Centre Museum        Information

                                                Tour Guide


Kildare Branch of Down Syndrome Ireland       

Assistant with Childcare – Parent & Child Groups

                                                Basketball Coach – Sunday mornings



Order of Malta Newbridge Unit        Group Leaders

                                                Ambulance Drivers – D Licence

                                                Volunteer Members – To attend various events

                                                Cadet Assistant – 10-16yrs old group

Kildare Tidy Towns        To help with Environmental project around the



The Jack & Jill Foundation              Fundraising

Assistants to help at various events throughout the year.


Barretstown Gang        Residential Assistants – Week and Weekends.


Newbridge Asylum Seekers Support Group

                                                Activities Co-ordinator


Foroige Youth Clubs        Youth Club Leaders – throughout Kildare County (Donadea, Maynooth, Allenwood, Straffan etc.)


Camphill Communities of Ireland

Co-Workers – Residential

Coffee shop Assistants and variety of volunteer opportunities.


Irish Peatland Conservation Council

Office Assistant

                                                Shop & Visitor Assistant

                                                Gardening Assistants

                                                Tour Guides

                                                Bog Drainage Project


H.O.P.E.                                    Fundraising

                                                Supervisor / Marshalling


Sisters of Charity, Jesus & Mary, Moore Abbey

                                                Befriending Best Buddy

                                                General Activities Assistants


Cheshire Foundation          Various opportunities for new Respite centre opening shortly in Newbridge


Teach Tearmainn                        Fundraising assistants for various Events



Pieta House (Centre for the Prevention of Self Harm or Suicide).

Assistants for Campaign Awareness Events

                                                Committee Members

                                                Church Gate Collectors


Nursing Homes(Various)               Befriend Elderly Residents

                                                Counselling Support

                                                Pet Therapy



Leixlip Tidy Town        Assist with Keeping Town Tidy and Flower Planting.


Samaritans        Samaritan Volunteers – To speak with Callers by phone and email – Must have the ability to listen in a non-judgemental way, and ability to empathise with callers.

          Open Evening Septembter 12th & 13th in Newbridge Branch.

Dept. of Housing, Planning, Community & Local Government