Volunteer Applications

If you think you have time to give we would like to hear from you.

To apply to be a volunteer:

  • board director
  • fundraiser, HR, legal, accounting professional
  • admin, reception or support staff

please submit a covering letter describing why you are interested in volunteering with Living Life Counselling and how much time you have available along with a copy of your CV to:

Kirsty Kirkwood
Chief Executive Officer
Living Life Counselling
Madeley
Eglinton Road
Bray
Tel: 01 286 6729

To apply to be a volunteer counsellor

All candidates are required to:

  • Have received training from an institute or school where graduates have a history of being accredited with one of the recognised accrediting bodies e.g. IACP, IAHIP, IAAAC, etc. and where participation in personal counselling or therapy was a course requirement.
  • Be supportive of the mission of Living Life.
  • Be prepared to abide by the Code of Ethics of Living Life in addition to their own accrediting bodys code of ethics.
  • Be in receipt of clinical supervision appropriate to their level of experience and client load as recommended by their accrediting body.
  • Have adequate insurance cover which is appropriate and current.
  • Be willing to participate in the Centres recruitment procedures with regard to interview, reference checking and Garda clearance.
  • Be prepared to offer a minimum of 4 client contact hours a week.

We have a small number of volunteers who are students; however our capacity to support applicants in this category is limited. Student applicants must have a minimum of 50 hours supervised client contact experience before they will be considered eligible to work with us. Where students do not have 50 hours experience, exceptions may be made on a case by case basis, depending on other relevant experience. Before commencing with Living Life Counselling, student candidates must provide a letter from their training body confirming their readiness for the work and the presence of insurance cover.

Should you wish to apply to become a volunteer please return the following:

  • A certificate of completion of your training course e.g. graduate diploma.
  • Proof of membership of your accrediting body.
  • A completed application form.
  • A current CV.

Once we have received the above we will review your application and make contact with you as soon as possible to progress your application further. All candidates are interviewed by our staff counsellors and once references and garda vetting is complete and the candidate is deemed suitable, new volunteers are required to attend an orientation to our services before they are assigned clients. In our experience this whole process can take a minimum of eight weeks.

Should you have any questions about becoming a volunteer, or need further clarification on our eligibility criteria, please contact Amanda in our Bray office on (01) 286 6729. Many thanks for your interest in Living Life Counselling and we look forward to hearing from you soon.

Please download your application form here
http://www.livinglifecounselling.com/ Counsellor Application Form.pdf