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Volunteer Lunch Club Musician

Role: Volunteer Lunch Club Musician

Where: St James GAA Hall

When: 2 hours per week (Thursdays)

Vision and Mission

COPE Galway believes in the principle of every person having a home which meets their needs. Our vision is an improved quality of life, in a home of your own for people affected by homelessness, women & children experiencing domestic violence and older people. We believe communities have a very important role in assisting us with our mission. Volunteering is one very important way in which our community can help us in our work.

Service Description: Our Lunch Clubs provide a meal and entertainment for our clients on a weekly basis

Volunteer Role Description: We require a suitable volunteer to assist after the lunch club to provide entertainment and to create a warm welcoming environment for the clients who attend.

Main tasks:

Provide entertainment for older people, taking time to chat with them
Sharing skills and interests with older people. Working with organisers and volunteers of the lunch club to meet the needs of older people.

Person specification: Core competencies/skills required
  • Be able to sing or play an instrument
  • Listening skills
  • Interpersonal and teamwork skills
  • Ability to respond in a professional manner to challenging and stressful situations
  • Friendly, and outgoing personality
  • Ability to demonstrate respect and show empathy to clients
  • An interest in engaging with older people
  • Ability to create a warm, welcoming and relaxed environment

Level of English required: Basic

Support and Supervision:

Volunteers will have the support of the lead community worker, staff and other volunteers

  • The opportunity to make a positive difference in the lives of the clients who use our Services
  • The opportunity to gain practical experience in this volunteer role
  • The volunteer agrees to fulfil the role as outlined in the volunteer role description
  • The volunteer agrees to abide by Cope Galway’s Policies and Procedures
  • The volunteer will abide by COPE Galway’s Confidentiality Statement
Recruitment process:
  • Submit an application for the role
  • Screening – once the application form is received and the applicant is considered a suitable match for the role, the applicant will be invited to an Interview
  • The interview will take place in the relevant service. Successful applicants will be offered the volunteer role subject to 2 Reference Checks from Irish referees and Garda Vetting
  • Induction and Orientation will be provided prior to commencement
  • Trial period – volunteers commencing with COPE Galway are subject to a trial period


How to Apply

1. Download and complete the Volunteer Application Form.

Download Volunteer Application Form

2. Submit your completed Volunteer Application Form. You can send your completed form to our volunteer team by email, post or submitting online.

  • Email: volunteer@copegalway.ie
  • Post: Volunteer Co-ordinator, COPE Galway, Calbro House, Tuam Road, Galway.


Online: Submit your application using the form below.

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