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We need help in lots of ways such as Peer Support, Awareness Team, Social Media Team, Admin Team, Fundraising Team and Gatekeepers.

Here's a brief overview of some of the roles:

Gatekeepers

  • Welcome anyone that arrives and ensure there’s enough support volunteers to assist

  • Control the number of people in the building at any one time

  • Collaborate with emergency services if needed

  • Provide tea/coffee to individuals receiving support and/or their companions

Note: Gatekeepers do not actually sit with the person in distress to try support them but their role is very important for everyone’s safety and comfort

Peer Support

​Actively listening to a person in distress in distress and validate how they feel

  • Match a person in distress with possible external supports that may help in their recovery

  • Support the family of a person in distress where appropriate

  • Help the person in distress to come up with a plan if they are struggling with thoughts of suicide

Note: full training will be given. Peer Support volunteers must be over 23, must undergo Garda vetting and not have been affected in their personal life by suicide in atleast 2 years

Social Media Team

  • Creating social media posts for the Facebook and Instagram pages of the organisation's respective branches

  • Researching similar organisations and promoting their posts on the Haven Hub social media accounts

  • Answering messages that come in to the Haven Hub Facebook or Instagram pages

  • Creating timetables for the various courses run by the Haven Hub and posting same

  • Generating awareness videos in collaboration with the Awareness Team

Awareness Team

  • Researching local support services

  • Videos and posts raising awareness of our own service and other supports

  • Raising awareness of wellness courses we provide

  • Raising awareness of statistics, mental health conditions and recovery

  • Raising awareness of the challenges for people experiencing emotional distress

Admin

  • Answering emails and incoming queries

  • Collaborating with our course delivery teams to create the events and manage the bookings

  • Helping record payments made to and by the organisation

  • Recording volunteer training