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Transition Year Placements

Transition Year Placements / Social Care Placements

****Please note that our Transition Year Programme is fully booked for 2017-2018.*****

We will begin taking bookings for the 2018-19 academic year in January 2018. Email volunteer@pmvtrust.ie for further details.

Peter McVerry Trust Social Outreach Programme

Aims
The social outreach programme offered by Peter McVerry Trust is a one week’s rolling programme, which aims to raise awareness of social issues such as homelessness and drug use.

Tasks/Programme details
Peter McVerry Trust’s Social Outreach Programme centres around interactive discussions to gain new perspectives on homelessness and addiction. The purpose of the placement is to learn: why some people become and remain homeless; why some people use drugs; the difficulty in giving up drugs; how homeless people see their past and see their future; to compare homeless people’s experience with your own.

Activities typically include
• An introductory talk on homeless in Ireland and different service offered by Peter McVerry Trust
• Meeting Fr McVerry, staff and service users
• Interviews with our service users
• Visiting our drop in centre, stabilisation service and one of our residential services
• Visit to the Criminal Courts of Justice

Required skills
To be open to observations and interactions with both our service users and staff.

Bookings
This is a very popular programme and spaces are limited. The Transition Year programme is now fully booked for the 2018-19 academic year.
We will begin taking bookings for the 2019-20 academic year in January 2019. Email volunteer@pmvtrust.ie for further details.

For details of other volunteer opportunities at Peter McVerry Trust please visit our volunteer page here.