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?
“Trinity VDP is a society filled with students who all share one common interest; empowering and improving the lives of those less fortunate around us.
Every week, we run over forty activities around Dublin, which are a lot of fun! Some of our activities allow us the opportunity to provide the most basic human needs to those around us, such as warmth or food. In other activities we get to share skills such as reading, writing, playing music or sport with kids, building up their confidence and ability.
We run fundraising events throughout the year, from Mystery Tours to Disney Nights to trips away on the Camino De Santiago. We run a pantomime every year with over 100 kids, and organise the now infamous Jailbreak event which sees students from all over Ireland race across the globe raising money and awareness for our cause.
Our Social Justice team are pushing for long-term policy change in key areas of our society, particularly regarding homelessness and direct provision. We aim to make a lasting impact on our society.
No matter how you want to help, Trinity VDP has a space for you to do it.
Get involved and you won't regret it!”
- Jack Natin, Trinity VDP President