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Activity Volunteer - Men’s shed

 

We require a volunteer to support a young man in a men’s shed in Cork city centre

This person needs help to choose and carry through practical projects with support from the volunteer e.g. Make a bird table and to build relationships with others.  The volunteer will meet the young man at the shed and work with him there on Thursday evenings from 5pm to 8pm

 

The volunteer should have an interest and skills in practical projects e.g. woodwork and an interest in teaching skills to a person with a learning disability. 

 

Parents & Families Briefing sessions were held in late October in West Cork, North Cork, Glasheen and Montenotte. We had just over 100 family members attend the sessions and this year we asked people for feedback on three topics regarding Cope Foundation: a) positive developments in 2014 b) areas for improvement and c) priorities for 2015.

The Village project is a new approach for Cope Foundation to Day Services and embraces recommendations of the New Directions report.  We are providing a more community integrated day service approach to young adults aged 18+. In the Village we have an Art Gallery, Coffee Dock and Craft centre being run by the people we support.  Volunteers are required to assist with the running of the project, particularly providing support in the art gallery, coffee dock and craft shop. Examples of tasks that you would be assisting in: cashing up for the day, doing sales sheets for the week, helping to judge stock levels, assisting in the barista training. The volunteer will do the general shop management role and train the individuals that we support to fulfill this role.