Volunteer Programme To Mark International Volunteer Day

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VALERIE VETTER, a volunteer from the St. Francis Hospice, Raheny talks to several other volunteers about their experiences in the hospice as part the Volunteer Programme to mark International Volunteer Day that took place on December 5th.

BRENDA FARRELLY, head coordinator of the St. Francis Hospices talks about how long the hospices in Blanchardstown and Raheny have been doing, how long some of the volunteers have been there for, what a new volunteer can bring to the hospice, the times that volunteers would give to the hospice and the feedback they get back from the patients.

She also talks about the acknowledgement that the volunteers are given regardless of the time they have been going it for, what they expect from volunteers when new applicants come in and the process of recruitment.

Various volunteers from the St. Francis Hospices talk about why they became volunteers, what they gets out of it, their enjoyment of being volunteers and how they became attached to the patients in the hospice.

Duration: 28'28" DATE: December 8, 2015
Interviewer:Noel McGuinness, Valerie Vetter
Producer:Mark Finnegan
Interviewee:Brenda Farrelly, Various volunteers
Themes:Irish Life & Culture
Keywords:St Francis Hospice, Raheny, Blanchardstown, Volunteering, International Volunteer Day, Retirement Home,
LocationSt. Francis Hospice, Raheny, Dublin Time Period:2015
Type:Sound Language:English
Creator:Near FM Publisher:Near FM
Identifier:NEARFM_20151208_NST_001
Rights:Creative Commons License
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