Join the Making Connections Team 

Volunteer opportunities include short term and long term roles involving social and/or practical support for older people in the community.

Click on the roles for further information and requirements.


Befriending & Wellbeing Supports (visits/ calls to older people)
  • Location: Across Dublin South
  • Commitment: 1hr weekly | 12 months
  • Essential: fluent English | flexible availability
  • Please note: Access to a car is typically required for travel due to location of older people in need of support.

 The role includes

  • One-to-one regular visits and/ or phone calls to older people
  • Volunteers also assist with basic needs arising for example: going for walks, accompanying someone to the shops or an event, form filling, digital support, accessing information, etc.
  • Follow all relevant policies and procedures
Walking Groups (Wednesdays, Churchtown)

These groups help people to maintain their physical activity in a safe way and to enjoy social interaction with peers in the community.

  • Commitment: 1hr weekly | x6 weeks (minimum)
  • Essential: fluent English | team player
  • Location: Churchtown
  • Day/ Times: Wednesdays only
  • Group A: 10.30am – 12.00pm
  • Group B: 11.30am – 1.00pm

Group walk in Loreto Park, Churchtown followed by café social in Nutgrove Shopping Centre (free parking available)

Activities the role includes

  • Support the group as part of a volunteer team
  • Ensure the safety of participants
  • Encourage social interaction amongst participants
  • Volunteers are required to follow relevant policies and procedures
Other Opportunities

Making Connections often advertises other once off roles. To see our latest opportunities check out our ads on i-Vol.

  • Click on the link https://www.i-vol.ie/organisation-search/
  • Search ‘Making Connections’ 

Listen to Volunteer, Sarah, to find out more about Making Connections and the mutual benefit of volunteering.

The burden of age is lighter for those who feel respected and loved by the young.


Application Process

The process and timelines may vary depending on the role you have applied for. Typically it includes:

  1. Expression of Interest
  2. Registration Forms
  3. Garda Vetting 
  4. Reference Checking
  5. Volunteer Induction Meeting
  6. Ready to start*
  7. Active

*When you are ready to start, there may be a waiting period. Having volunteers on standby allows us to respond quickly to urgent needs arising.


Success isn’t about how much money you make, it’s about the difference you make in people’s lives.

Michelle Obama