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Transition Year Work Experience/Community Service at DSPCA 2021-2022

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DSPCA

Mount Venus Rd

Rathfarnham

Dublin 16

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Transition Year Work Experience/Community Service at the DSPCA 2021-2022 - Week Long Work Placement -Multiple Dates Available

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NOTICE TO ALL WORK EXPERIENCE STUDENTS

***PLEASE BE AWARE THAT THESE DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE OR CANCELATION DUE TO COVID 19***

We have opened up a minimum number of places and will have a waiting list for people who do not manage to get a place. Once things have returned to "normal" post Covid 19 we should be in a position to offer more and these will be given to those people on the waiting list as places become available.

Unfortunately we cannot take students suffering from animal hair allergies as the placement requires working in confined spaces with multiple dogs and cats. 

 

The Following requirements apply:

  • Work Experience in the DSPCA is carried out strictly on a block week basis, i.e. Monday to Friday, 8.45am to 4.30pm only. 
  • You will be expected to be in the DSPCA for the full 5 days - this is a Work Placement and we would respect it if hospital appointments, sports events and other required time off be postponed until after the period of work placement.
  • Please be aware that you will be cleaning so practice with a mop and bucket before your placement begins is essential! (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IMpZIh6nprw)
  • Unfortunately we cannot take students suffering from animal hair allergies as the placement requires working in confined spaces with multiple dogs and cats.
  • Students must be able to get to us as we are not on a bus route and the road is not recommended for walking.
  • It is recommended that students have an up to date anti tetanus vaccine.
  • Students must be insured by their school.
  • Please read our Work Experience Handout to find out what’s involved before you apply.
  • Please note - if you wish to do 2 weeks’ work placement you must book in for each week separately.

 

Please Note - We can not take on students doing one day a week.

 

To apply for a place for the Gaisce Awards please email education@dspca.ie

 

The DSPCA, Ireland’s oldest and largest animal rescue shelter is delighted to be able to offer work experience placements to students in Secondary Schools as part of their Transition Year or LCA.

Due to our extensive programme, we can only accommodate students wishing to do at least one week’s work experience, i.e. Monday to Friday, and cannot offer placements to those wishing to carry out their An Gaisce service or to those students' wishing to do one day per week over a period of time.

This is due to the fact that we believe anything less than a week is of no benefit to either the student or the animals in our care.

As you can imagine, places at the shelter are limited, and we advise all students who are interested to apply as soon as possible if they wish to secure a placement during the academic year. We have found that many schools choose the same weeks, thus increasing demand.

Unfortunately we cannot take students suffering from animal hair allergies as the placement requires working in confined spaces with multiple dogs and cats.

All students must have an up to date anti tetanus vaccination and school insurance certification.

Please read our Work Experience Handout to find out what’s involved before you apply.

Please note - if you wish to do 2 weeks’ work placement you must book in for each week separately.

If you require any further information relating to our work experience programme, please email on education@dspca.ie

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Mission Statement

The Dublin Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (DSPCA) has been in operation since 1840. We take care of the sick, injured, and cruelly treated animals in our community. We are the oldest and have grown to be the leading animal welfare charity in Ireland. Our mission is to promote and protect the welfare of all animals. Our strategy acknowledges that animal welfare education and our work within the community for both adults and children will be essential to achieving our vision where every animal is treated with kindness and respect.

About This Cause

The Dublin Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals mission is to prevent cruelty and neglect of animals through fostering the compassionate relationship between animals and people. It is a charitable, non-profit, independent organisation. It operates in Dublin city and county. The mission is to be accomplished through education, advocacy, community programmes and our rescue and rehoming centre.

DSPCA & Community:
Behind everything we do lies the unique bond with people and animals. Our work is centred around helping animals but what stems from that is animals helping people. We see firsthand the benefits of owning a pet has and the social change it can mean for people. How animals can enrich the lives of children, families, the elderly and people who face social and mental health challenges. We work with St. John of God, Merchants Quay Project and many other organisations within the community.

We rehome over 2200 animals each year through our rescue and rehoming centre.

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