Children in Hospital Ireland holds group information evenings with informal interviews in each of the hospital areas once or twice a year. These include more information about the role of a play or JustAsk volunteer and the application process, a chance for you to ask questions and informal group interviews for us to get to know you a bit better.
After you have attended an information and interview evening, with a successful interview, you will be invited to attend a full day training. These are most frequently held on a Saturday from 10am-4pm at a venue near or in the hospital where you will be volunteering.
Your Volunteer Application
There is an application process which includes references, child protection training, Garda Vetting and a few other forms. If you have lived outside of Ireland for more than 6 months after age 16, you will need to provide a Police Clearance Form from that country (countries). These are especially important for child protection and safe-guarding.
It can take as little as a week for you to complete all of your paperwork. In some cases it may take longer, and we allow up to a year if needed.