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Ruhama | Supporting women affected by prostitution and trafficking

Volunteer

How to apply 

To apply to volunteer please complete the application form below. Closing date for applications is 9th August 2019.

We’ll be holding a Volunteer Information Evening on 24th June at 6.30pm. Contact Neasa on volunteer@ruhama.ie to register.

We are looking for volunteers for our Outreach Van, Education services and Counselling services. All volunteers receive full training and ongoing support for all roles, including regular team meetings.

 

Volunteer Training Dates

  • 9.30-5pm Saturday 7 September 2019
  • 9.30-5pm Saturday 14 September 2019
  • 9.30-5pm Saturday 28 September 2019
  • 9.30-5pm Sunday 29 September 2019

 

Why Volunteer

Ruhama offer free, confidential services to women affected by prostitution and sex trafficking.  We work with over 300 women each year who require our support.

Volunteering with us can be very rewarding. The women we support are often marginalised, vulnerable and in difficult situations. You can help to genuinely change their lives by enabling us to provide them with a wide range of free and confidential support services.

Volunteering can make a difference to your life too, helping you learn skills, meet new people and gain important experience that will enhance your CV or help you stand out in an application.

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Volunteer Roles 

The Outreach Van

Our van operates in the 'red light' districts of Dublin offering practical and emotional support to women involved in street prostitution. Our outreach team create a safe, confidential space for women to discuss issues that may be affecting them, or a place where they can simply relax for a while with a hot drink and a snack and have a chat.

What we ask:

We ask volunteers to undertake one mid-week shift and one weekend shift a month as well as regular attendance at team meetings.

Shifts usually take place 9pm-12am midweek and 11pm-3am at the weekend and we ask that you are willing to commit for two years. 

 

Education and Development

Our Education and Development Programme helps women develop their skills and interests, whilst building self-esteem and independence. 

Volunteers run one-to-one sessions with women in the following areas:

  • English (ESOL, TEFL, Adult Literacy, etc)
  • Study skills and study support
  • IT
  • Maths

What we ask:

Classes are scheduled during office hours from Monday-Friday. Tutors are asked for one two-hour shift a week, plus preparation time and asked to commit for a period of two years.

 

Counselling

Our counsellors play an important role in supporting women to deal with past trauma, equipping them with the skills and the confidence for a brighter future. Supervision support is provided. 

What we ask:

Counselling appointments are scheduled during office hours from Monday-Friday. We ask for one two-hour shift a week and that you are willing to commit for a period of two years.


 

Apply now

Closing Date: 9th August 2019

Download our Application Form and return it to our Volunteer Manager, Neasa Ni Fheinneadha at volunteer@ruhama.ie or by post to:

Neasa Ni Fheinneadha,
Volunteer Manager,
Ruhama,
30/31 Camden Street Lower,
Dublin 2, 
D02 EC96

 

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