The Poole Volunteer Programme

The Poole Volunteer Programme is a new initiative within Ana Liffey named in honour of our former chairperson and long-time volunteer and Council of Management member Mr. David Poole.

Ana Liffey has been at the fore front of ‘Low Threshold - Harm Reduction’ service provision for individuals who are experiencing problem substance use and their families for over 30 years. Since conception of the Organisation we have developed a wide range of innovative programs, initiatives and partnerships.

Although The Poole Program is a new initiative for ALDP, volunteer engagement in our organization is not and in fact it was volunteers that helped to build and shape Ana Liffey into the Organisation that it is today.  We are now in a position to expand the opportunities for Volunteers under our "Poole Programme" and we welcome contact from interested persons who feel that a supported and friendly learning environment in front-line services piques their interest. If you join our team you will be supporting us in ensuring that all clients receive a warm welcome from initial contact point through to daily contacts and supportive interventions towards recovery. You will gain an understanding of social, economic, historical and environmental factors contributing to addiction and witness many components within the recovery journey.

If you are interested in volunteering with the Ana Liffey Drug Project, please download the Volunteer Application Form and return the completed form to lauren.crook@aldp.ie. You may also attach your CV if you wish.


The Poole Volunteer Handbook

The Poole Volunteer Handbook provides guidance for new volunteers working with the Ana Liffey. It can be read here.


Student Placement Opportunities

ALDP is committed to providing quality student placements. Both client and non-client student opportunities are available in a variety of settings which offer an overview of the services provided at ALDP.

Students have the opportunity to gain new skills related to their area of interest such as knowledge and understanding of addiction, key working and case management, assertive outreach, arrest referral and Prison in reach, needle and syringe program, medical services, assessment referral and treatment practices, as well as administration.

We endeavor to ensure that your experience as a student is a good one. We want you to feel valued and that you have learned and benefited from your experience. For that reason, we work very hard to match each student with the right student opportunity. Sometimes we have openings for students right away, other times it takes a bit longer to find just the right opportunity.

If you are interested in completing your student placement with the Ana Liffey Drug Project, please fill out the Student Application Form and return the completed form to lauren.crook@aldp.ie.

Please note that we get more requests than we can fill and would recommend applying as far in advance as possible.