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Social Care Placements for Transition Year Students

Peter McVerry Trust TY Programme 2018-2020

Aims The social outreach programme offered by Peter McVerry Trust is a one week’s rolling programme, which aims to raise awareness of social issues such as homelessness and drug use.

Tasks/Programme details: Peter McVerry Trust’s Social Outreach Programme centres around interactive discussions to gain new perspectives on homelessness and addiction. The purpose of the placement is to learn: why some people become and remain homeless; why some people use drugs; the difficulty in giving up drugs; how homeless people see their past and see their future; to compare homeless people’s experience with your own.

Tasks/Programme details The week begins with an induction to our work and background before meeting our founder Peter McVerry who is based in our ’Open Access Service’ in  Sherrard St. The purpose of the placement is to learn: why some people become and remain homeless and why some people use drugs & the difficulty in giving up drugs, how homeless people see their past and see their future and to compare their experience with your own.
Activities typically include

  • An introductory talk on homeless in Ireland and different service offered by Peter McVerry Trust
  • Meeting Fr McVerry, staff and service users
  • Interviews with our service users
  • Visiting our drop in centre, stabilisation service and one of our residential services
  • Visit to the Criminal Courts of Justice
Required skills To be open to observations and interactions with both our service users and staff. Bookings This is a very popular programme and spaces are limited. The Transition Year programme is now fully booked for the 2018-19 academic year. We will begin taking bookings for the 2019-20 academic year in January 2018. Email volunteer@pmvtrust.ie for further details.
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School Talks Programme

If you want to learn more about the work of Peter McVerry Trust and homelessness in Ireland today, why not invite a speaker from charity to your school?

Email: fundraising@pmvtrust.ie Phone: (01) 823 0776

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Organise a Fundraising Appeal or Awareness Campaign

Peter McVerry Trust would be delighted to help you and your school organise a fundraising appeal to support our work to end homelessness  and help you to build awareness around the issue of homelessness.

To discuss your ideas further please get in touch.

Email: fundraising@pmvtrust.ie Phone: (01) 823 0776

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