The lives of hundreds of thousands of people in Ireland are affected by low income and the effects of debt, unemployment, educational disadvantage, poor health, relationship breakdown, bereavement, addiction, violence, loneliness, disabilities, overwhelming caring responsibilities and other challenges.
We run a broad range of weekly activities, that are the heart of our society. The activities are what makes VDP special. They not only benefit the people we work with but they also give the volunteers the chance to grow during the process
Projects in 2018
We will continue to run activities everyday of the week, and activities that run in the morning, afternoon and evening, including the Kids Club which gives children a break from their everyday life.
Twice a week - rain, hail or shine - volunteers from Street Outreach assemble to distribute food and clothing to Dublin's homeless community. Living on the streets is extremely difficult, especially in winter, so we're always looking for volunteers. Just having a quick chat or even proffering a friendly smile can make a big difference to a homeless person.
Trinity VDP organises weekly activities for a group of intellectually-disabled adults ranging from bowling to arts and crafts to karaoke and more.