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Seeking a volunteer coordinator


DATES & DURATION: Two days per week (or four mornings) for 6 months from 1st week of September


SUPPORTED BY: Programme Manager and Helium Arts core team  



Helium Arts is seeking a motivated and highly organised individual to develop and support our Creative Health Hub Volunteer Programme. The role will allow the right candidate to be a part of the implementation and development of the programme taking place over multiple sites including Cork, Limerick, and Dublin. You will be a key team member, supporting the implementation of an innovative arts and health initiative, the first of its kind in Ireland. This is a great opportunity for an emerging cultural professional or healthcare administrator looking for a change of direction with an interest in arts and health and volunteer management.  The role will be based in our Mullingar office with the possibility of working remotely. The hours are flexible but with a minimum commitment of two days per week. 


What you will be doing: 

  • Recruit and Coordinate Volunteers:
    •  Update and monitor placements on volunteer recruitment sites
    • Select and approve volunteers based on application
    •  Process suitable applicants and invite them to induction training
    •  Initiate proper protocols with regard to training and Garda Vetting
    •  Secure and confirm volunteer placement for each creative workshop
    •  Review and report on volunteer status with the team
  • Complete weekly administration tasks in relation to:
    • Team and stakeholder communications
    • Governance of the programme including policy procedures
  • Developing logistics by assisting with planning documents, schedules and sharing of information among the team
  • Being trusted with responsibility and tasks 


            You will Receive

  • Support and supervision
  • Pre-approved expenses reimbursed
  • Insurance cover
  • Access to any relevant training opportunities
  • An excellent learning environment with Ireland’s national children’s arts and health charity
  • Introduction to a network of colleagues in the artistic and arts and health community. 
  • Feedback, evaluation and references 
    • Monthly progress and planning meetings to make sure you are getting the most out of your volunteer position
    • Engaged mentorship from the Programme Manager and the management team
    • Career advice for your next step after the volunteer position


Please apply if you have…

  • Excellent interpersonal and effective organisational skills.
  • Good time management and ability to multi-task with attention to detail.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
  • A strong interest in volunteering and the arts.
  • A positive and active sense of team spirit, curiosity and drive.
  • Good IT skills – Word and Excel in particular and some social media. 
  • Good problem solving abilities. 
  • Fluent English
  • Ability to work independently and develop ideas through own initiative
  • Willingness to ‘roll up sleeves’ and help where needed to ensure the project meets its goals

To apply, please send a short Cover Letter and up to date C.V. to by Friday, August 23rd.  Following receipt of your application, interviews will take place shortly after in August. If you have any queries, please email

Luana’s volunteering story – Having just moved here from Brazil, Luana signed up to volunteer with Helium Arts to meet some friends while doing something she loved, Graphic Designing. But volunteering has not only given Luana an opportunity to do work that she loves, but also it has shaped her life here. “Thanks to Helium I met some great people, my networking has increased, it helped me to get a job in Ireland and I feel good about helping so many people while doing what I love,” Luana said. Read more about Luana’s experience with Helium Arts here: 
Helium Arts’ Creative Health Hub in Limerick proposes to employ an artist to be called a Creative Associate to establish a programme of work between the hospital (paediatric outpatients) and local arts/community/resource centres, facilitating creative group engagement/projects with children living with long-term illness.  The Hub can increase local access to the arts for this marginalised group of children aged 5-18 years through a coordinated approach across arts groups and health organisations. This can be done by building strategic partnerships at a local level between Local Authority Arts Offices and the HSE Community Health Organisation, between patient support groups, local arts/community venues and local arts organisations, and with third level institutions who can bring resources such as research opportunities and student internships. 

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