Our Activities with Children from around Dublin City Centre make up the bulk of our volunteer work. We have amazing fun spending time with children every day of the week. To take part in our activities with children, you need to apply for a three hour Child Protection training that takes place on campus. Once you have this training, you can apply for training for our activities with adults with intellectual disabilities.
We do a wide range of Activities with the Homeless around Dublin City Centre. To take part in these activities, you need to apply for a Street Outreach training session that takes place on campus.
ADULTS WITH INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES & THE ELDERLY
We also run several activities for adults with intellectual disabilities and the elderly. These take place in and around college as well as off-campus and are a tremendously valuable and rewarding aspect of VDP. To take part in such activities you need to apply for Vulnerable Adult Protection training.
What is Trinity VDP?
“Our society is all about helping others, promoting equality, and fostering a sense of community.
Being based in Trinity, in Dublin City, grants us the unique opportunity to help address many of the social issues that are prevalent in the city centre, and in so doing, work towards reaching these objectives.
As Ireland’s largest student charity organisation, we are very fortunate to have a huge base of passionate, caring, and welcoming volunteers, who do amazing work in organising our nearly 40 weekly activities.
Between working with children, the elderly, adults with additional support needs, people experiencing homelessness, and fellow volunteers, there’s something for everyone to get involved with in Trinity VDP!
To be in a position to give to others is truly a special gift, and in volunteering with VDP you quickly discover the incredibly magical, rewarding, perspective-changing experience that comes with using this gift.
In addition to our hands-on activities supporting others, we also organise society fundraising events, social events, and weekends away, which are always so enjoyable and so much fun, and help bring our volunteers together, building upon the wonderful community we have in VDP.
No matter what apprehensions you may have about getting involved in volunteering, getting involved in a college society, or even just meeting new people, I can promise that you have nothing to fear about joining VDP- you’d be hard-pressed to find a friendlier and more accepting bunch of people!
So please, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us and get involved- it might just be the best decision you’ll ever make!”
- Conall Keane, Trinity VDP President