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New Year Opportunities

Posted: 4/1/2007

Riverbank, Maynooth Community Elderly Care Unit, Celbridge Parish Pastoral Council, Kildare Traveller Network, Arthritis Foundation, Newbridge Family Resource Centre, Irish Girl Guides, Camphill Communities, Leixlip Youth Group

Riverbank Arts Centre


Job   :        Usher – to greet and assist patrons

Skills:        Effective interpersonal and communications skills, also friendly

                and helpful manner.

Time :        3/4 hours, 1 or 2 evenings per week


Job   :        Marketing/Distribution - event guide distribution – door

                    to door, put up flyers/poster in local area.

Skills:        Good interpersonal skills, organised and flexible.

Time :        To suit volunteer.


Job   :        Visual Arts Curator / Sales Assistant

Skills:        To deal with enquiries concerning art work on display. To complete

                sales transactions.


Maynooth Community Care Unit Elderly


Job   :        Befriending – Elderly residents

Skills:        Kind, patience and good listening skills.

Time :        2 hours per week / fortnight


Job   :        Readers

Skills:        To read newspapers, magazines, books and articles

Time :        2/3 hours per week


Job   :        Computers – Assist residents with basic word, email and internet.

Skills:        Basic computer skills, patience and a sense of fun


Job   :        Manicure / Hand Massage

Time :        2/3 hours per week


Celbridge Parish Pastoral Council


Job:          Youth Leaders

Venue:        Parish Centre

Skills:        Very good interpersonal skills, enjoy working with young people, work as part of a        team, sense of fun.

Time:        2 ½ hours per week



Kildare Traveller Network

Job:          Bus Driver – to drive small group to attend course. From Maynooth

                To Naas and back.  Wednesday mornings.

Skills:        D licence to drive a Mini Bus.

Time:          1hour in the morning and 1 hour at lunch time.


Arthritis Foundation

Job:          Administration

Skills:        Good organisational and computer skills.

Time:          3-4 hours per week



Newbridge Family Resource Centre

Job:        Homework Club Assistants – to give out light snack and help with homework.

Skills:        Patience, sense of fun

Time:        Tues. Weds and Thurs afternoons 3pm – 5pm


Job :         Youth Club

Skills:        An interest in working with young people.

Time:          2 hours Wednesday nights



Irish Girl Guides – Naas


Job:               Leader - Brown Owl, Tawny Owl to run a small brownie unit. 

Venue:       Naas 


Camphill Communities of Ireland

“The Camphill Movement works to create communities, in which vulnerable children and adults – many with learning disabilities – can live, learn and work with others in healthy social relationships based upon mutual care and respect”


Job:          Coffee Shop Assistants

Skills:        Help prepare and serve food to customers, good interpersonal skills

                and willingness to work as part of a team.

Time:         11.00 – 2.30 one day a week in rotation with other volunteers


Job:          Gardening/Horticulture

Skills:        Interest in gardening/horticulture, patience

Time:        At least one morning/afternoon a week


Job:          Weaving, Mending, Sewing, Needlework

Skills:        Ability to sew Hand/Machine, interest in handy crafts, interest in

                Meeting with and chatting with people with special needs.

Time:        1-2 afternoons 2.30-5.30


Job:          House Assistant

Skills:        Prepare a meal, baking etc. within special house communities.

Time:          9.15 – 12.45 one or more morning a week


Job:          Canoe Instructor

Skills:        Full and Current qualification, interest in people with special needs

                A sense of fun.

Time:         Flexible, once a month, also help at canoe camp.


Job:          Web Database Programmer

Skills:        Knowledge of CMS in PHS MySQL perl and cgi or similar database

                Languages as well as html CSS SEO and basic web design.

                Experience in working with a diverse group.

Time:          Flexible on own computer, regular meetings.


Job:          Computer Network Set-Up

Skills:        Experience in computer networking, multiple user privileges and       

Security monitoring.  Knowledge of different hardware solutions for

                Connecting networks between different buildings.

Time:        Flexible


Leixlip Youth Group


Job:        Youth Activities Co-ordinators

Skills:        Lots of energy and enthusiasm, interest in working with young people.

Time:        3 hours per week



Dept. of Housing, Planning, Community & Local Government