WALK views our volunteers as one of our most important assets. The enhancement of the quality of lives that can be provided for people who use our services by people who volunteer with our services has always been highly regarded.
Who can volunteer at WALK?
Volunteer drivers must hold a full, clean drivers licence and must be prepared to undergo a driving assessment if they intend to drive a company vehicle.
WALK does not restrict employees from volunteering their own time to its services.
Anyone who is 18 years or over can apply to volunteer at WALK.
Which part of the service would I work in if I applied to Volunteer?
The volunteer can work in any of the services of WALK. If you have a preference for the service you would like to work in you can discuss this with Paul Flanagan, the Volunteer Coordinator.
How much time would be expected of me if I was to volunteer with WALK?
Our Volunteers come from all walks of life. The roles of our Volunteers are as varied and diverse as the needs of the people who use our services. Volunteers can perform a wide variety of roles, e.g. one-to-one buddies, drivers, sports enthusiasts, artists, musicians, board members, gardeners, teachers etc. There is a wide range of possibilities open to Volunteers and we welcome suggestions from our Volunteers about the types of activities they may like to participate in. WALK endeavours to be as flexible as possible to facilitate Volunteers who may not be in a position to give commitment to volunteer in a consistent manner (e.g. every Monday).
Would I receive appropriate support from fully trained staff if I was a volunteer?
No volunteer will be left in a position that they are unclear of the role that they play. All volunteers are fully supported by the staff team in the service.
Why do people volunteer in WALK?
People volunteer in WALK for a number of different reasons. Some people are completely new to the services that are provided for people with learning disabilities and would like to gain some experience in the field. Some people are in college studying social care work or psychology and have an interest in the area that they would like to explore. Some people are retired and now have more time that they want to spend enhancing services in their local community. Some people have specialised skills that they know they can put to good use outside of their working hours. There are many, many different reasons why people want to volunteer at WALK. The important thing is knowing what type of experience you as a volunteer would like to get and how that can be matched to meet the needs of the people who use our services.
I have decided I would like to Volunteer at WALK. What should I do now?
You should contact Paul Flanagan at 01 - 465 0388 or alternatively go to our contacts page and complete an enquiry form. Paul Flanagan or another staff member will call you back within one week of recieving your request.
Volunteer at WALK
Call Paul Flanagan on 01-4650388 to find out more