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Trinity Jubilee

Run in conjunction with Friends of the Elderly, in this activity, volunteers take part in a variety of activities alongside the service users. This involves such activities as karaoke and movie nights. What better way to unwind than watch a movie with a cup of tea and some seriously lovely people?

Send Annie-Mae & Jordan a message if you want to get involved with this activity at jubileeclub@trinityvdp.com!

Accessibility Notice: Jubilee Club's base room is on campus in The Atrium- this building is fully accessible including accessible bathrooms. The activity typically consists of tea and chats, so volunteers don't have to be worried about active movement or travelling long distances. On the occasions that the club decides to venture out to a cafe or a cinema, we always ensure that the activity will still be fully accessible- this has already been tried and tested as some of the club members are wheelchair users and our outings have been a great success.

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Teen Club

Teen Club helps teens through the hardships of adolescence. Teen Club spends every Friday evening meeting up with the teens, chatting about what might be going on with them, and doing some different activities, from football and drama to cinema trips and rock climbing! It may not seem like much, but sometimes an open ear or some casual friendly advice can go a long way, especially during the difficult adolescent years.

The squad always love to have new faces drop by, so if you want to come down send an email to Aodhnait, Peter, & Jack at teenclub@trinityvdp.com!

Accessibility Notice: Teen Club consists of a different activity each week, so its accessibility will vary- past activities include football, computer programming workshops, and mug decorating. The best way to determine the accessibility of each week's activity will be to keep an eye on the corresponding post in the facebook group. Volunteers meet outside Goldsmith Hall and make their way to that week's destination from there. The activity usually takes place within a very reasonable walking distance, and on the rare occasion that it didn't the Luas on Dawson Street was as far as the volunteers had to walk.

Flat Decorating

Flat Decorating spend afternoons giving a new lease of life to the home of those who may not have the money or ability to do it themselves. Volunteers help by tidying, painting and redecorating. The few hours they spend helping can make a really positive difference to someone's life for years to come. No DIY experience or special equipment is required, just bring along some old clothes and enjoy the music while you work!

You don’t need any vetting or training to get started with Flat Decorating, so don’t hesitate to contact Amy, Emma, & Sarah at flatdecorating@trinityvdp.com!

Accessibility Notice: Given that the Flat Decorating service will cover a different residence each time, the activity's accessibility will vary throughout the year. In general, since majority of the residences are flats, accessibility won't always be the best as there may be stairs to climb and maneuverability may be an issue since volunteers are often operating with little space. In terms of the decorating itself, besides the maneuverability issues there wouldn't be much work that would be inaccessible- manual handling and painting ceilings or floors would be the only tasks that may present difficulties. The residences tend to be close to Trinity, but that again will depend on the week- the best thing to do would be to communicate regularly with the activity leaders to stay updated on accessibility of the upcoming service.

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FOOD BANK

Our Food Bank activity takes place every Wednesday at St Andrew's Resource Centre on Pearse Street. At the resource centre which is just down the road from Trinity, we help unload food supplies from an arriving food truck before packing it into bags to be distributed by the centre’s volunteers the next day to families in the local area who might not have the means or ability to get their own shopping. It’s a great chance for a lifting work-out and some chats!

There’s no prior vetting or training required for this activity so if you want to get involved straight away, send Dearbhla & Eavan an email at foodbank@trinityvdp.com!

Accessibility Notice: The Foodbank activity takes place in St. Andrew's Resource Centre on Pearse Street, just down the road from Trinity- the building is fully accessible including an accesible bathroom. Part of the activity is carrying food crates and boxes into the resource centre from the truck outside- however, most of the work consists of sorting those food items into the packages that will be distributed from the centre, so volunteers who wouldn't be able to help with manual handling shouldn't feel discouraged from coming along!