The Irish Haemophilia Society have developed a volunteer training programme. Would you be interested in getting involved in volunteering with the I.H.S? Are you good at arts and crafts? Are you a good photographer? Do you have a hobby or skill that you could teach to others? If so, we want to hear from you!
Our training programme is created with our members and volunteers in mind. We want our volunteers to feel prepared and comfortable for any event which they might like to help out at and also we want our members to feel safe and confident in the ability and knowledge of our volunteers.
The training programme consists of an informal training day, during which relevant topics such as information on haemophilia and other related bleeding disorders are explained in an understandable and practical way. Information on the Irish Haemophilia Society in relation to the support and services that we offer to our members, important information in relation to Child Protection and practical information on behavioural support and adapting activities are all discussed.
We would also encourage active participation from our volunteers to ask any questions or give any suggestions they might have. This is also a great chance for new volunteers to meet staff, existing volunteers and to forge new friendships which can be an added benefit of volunteering with the Irish Haemophilia Society.
Currently, the Society have a group of volunteers that we rely on to help out at conferences and a pool of members who write articles for the newsletter and website.
The idea behind the volunteer programme was to create a database of volunteers, who have expertise or an interest in a particular area and utilise their skills at our conferences and events. With the establishment of this new database it will allow us to introduce a rotation system for our volunteers with regards to events, conferences and publications.
We are looking for people of all ages, all backgrounds and all walks of life. So if you think you could contribute in any way, no matter how small, we would be delighted if you signed up. Please note there is no obligation for you to take part in anything. If you do not feel in a position to help out, perhaps you could pass on the information to a family member or friend who might be interested in volunteering with the I.H.S.
If you are interested, click here to register online.
Or to download the application form, click here.
Alternatively, you can contact Fiona in the office on 01 657 9900 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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