Multiple Sclerosis Ireland
MS Ireland is always looking for volunteers to fundraise or even for professional advice. You could run an exercise, yoga or Pilates class in your region for MS. For more information follow this link:
The Volunteer Stroke Scheme
This could be very beneficial for the basic grade that has a special interest in stroke rehabilitation. It was set up in 1983 to provide emotional support, physiotherapy and brain challenging activities (Quizzes, musical mornings, scrabble, and card games). The groups meet up twice a week.
Information regarding The Volunteer Stroke Scheme:
There is now four Dublin based clubs (Castleknock, Kilmore, Crumlin and Dundrum.) where groups meet on a weekly basis and participate in therapeutic type activities, as well as physiotherapy sessions. There is also a useful link to recommended reading and relevant articles to stroke on the webpage that you can familiarise yourself with before you join the organisation. To get the process going simply visit http://www.strokescheme.ie/index.htm click on To Help and follow the online prompts.
Enable Ireland provides free services to children and adults with disabilities and their families from 40 locations in 14 counties (Children’s Services are based in Cork, Clare, Cavan, Dublin (Tallaght&Sandymount), Galway, Kerry, Kildare, Kilkenny, Limerick, Mayo, Meath, Monaghan, North Tipperary, Wicklow.
Telephone number: 01 8857 161, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Therapy Graduate Volunteer Programme
There is one position available on the Enable Ireland National Therapy Graduate Volunteer Programme. This position is for a graduate Physiotherapist in Kilkenny. Interested candidates/volunteers who have recently graduated and are not in paid employment will be supported to come and work under supervision for an agreed fixed period of time.
Riding for the Disabled Association
These are a national voluntary organisation which provides the opportunity of recreational and therapeutic riding and carriage driving to any person, mentally or physically disabled. Are you a physiotherapist who would be interested in the therapeutic benefits that riding can give to disabled people? They are very short of therapists and need extra physiotherapists all over the country. Please click on the following link http://rdai.org/ to find out how to get involved.
Volunteers working in the Foundation have the opportunity to gain experience in a variety of settings with children and adults who have varying degrees of intellectual disability and some with autism. They provide support and training for volunteers to assist them in their role. They operate both part-time and full-time volunteering programmes. There are many different services such as adult day services, early intervention service, schools, community participation and residential services.
Click on this link http://www.cope-foundation.ie/ to find out more on how to volunteer for this great foundation.
Brothers of Charity Services
Brothers of Charity are concerned with empowering people with intellectual disability/ autism to live the lives they choose. The organisation is currently undergoing a transformation in the way in which they support and serve people with intellectual disabilities in line with the best practice internationally.There are centres in Galway, Roscommon, Clare, Limerick, South East and Southern regions.
They aim to form relationships/partnerships with each individual and their family, enabling them to design their own service so that they can enjoy a real life in a real place with a healthy balance of supports. The organisation aims to create opportunities for people with an intellectual disability to have valued social roles in their communities and to have a chance to form real friendships.
To volunteer simply visit the following site at http://www.brothersofcharity.ie/volunteers.php and contact the relevant company i.e. Galway/Limerick/ Clare/ Roscommon/ South East and Southern region branches (details are provided on the webpage).
Parkinson's Association of Ireland
The Parkinson’s Association of Ireland is becoming stronger each year with the involvement of new members, more Branches becoming active and through greater professional input. The organisation appreciates the fantastic contribution being made to their association through the involvement of pharmaceutical companies, doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, speech and language therapists, pharmacists and many more health professionals.
Parkinson's Association of Ireland are constantly seeking to enhance their services and service delivery through enhanced co-operation with health professionals and the general public.
If you feel that you can make a contribution to this fantastic association, please don’t hesitate to contact them through their helpline 1800 359 359 or by emailing email@example.com. Please visit http://parkinsons.ie/index for more details.