Parents Breakfast Club

Last week we added an extra dimension to our new parents morning that we host once a month in our centre.

Parents in our childcare centre come together once a month for an informal breakfast, a chance to meet each other, have a chat and explore what additional supports we can offer.

This month we were joined by ATD 4th world (All Together in Dignity) who gave us a presentation on the ‘Poverty Stone’ which is located beside the famine memorial in Dublin’s Docklands. 2018 marks the 10-year-anniversary of the Human Rights and poverty Stone being laid in Dublin.

The original stone was placed in Paris in 1987 near the Eiffel Tower. The idea was the brainchild of Fr Joseph Wresinski, a man who grew up in poverty, and was to commemorate those that suffered and died in silence due to poverty.

This presentation lead to some really interesting conversations about poverty, justice and how best we can support one another.

In the pictures below, our staff and parents write a word or name associated with basic Human Rights or poverty on a small stone which will then be placed in the Docklands with many others on October 17th (International day for the eradication of poverty). These stones will serve as a reminder to Dublin’s citizens that poverty knows no borders, is timeless, enduring and is a global issue.

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Ozanam House Ezine May

Dear Friends,


 ‘ Ozanam News’ our volunteer e-zine will let you all know the most up to date news in Ozanam House!

 If anybody has any ideas/suggestions for our e-zine, please let us know.  Alternatively if your email address has changed or you do not wish to receive updates from Ozanam House please do inform us.


  1. Summer Project 2018

It is that time of the year again…. the buds are back on the trees, the sun is trying its hardest to shine…. and we are hoping that you will be interested and able to join our Summer Project Team this year.


Having volunteers who have been on the project before or who know the centre makes such a HUGE difference to the success of the summer.

We would love to have you on board so if you are interested in coming back on board this year please let us know BY MAY 18TH .

See our Video below for a sneak preview of what to expect…..

Or our Photo Library from previous projects….    OZANAM SUMMER PROJECT



Volunteer Appreciation Night – ‘Ozanam House Volunteer Dinner Party’ – June 14th at 7pm in Ozanam House

This year we are celebrating all of the great work of you our volunteers by inviting you to a ‘Dinner Party’ here in Ozanam House on June 14th at 7pm. We will be cooking you some delicious main dishes and are inviting you to bring along a Starter or Desert if you wish. We will be sending you our more information and a special invitation closer to the date.


Training for Volunteers

The following training is scheduled for all of our volunteers in the centre over the coming weeks and months. These sessions are all free of charge and are planned to enhance your skills while working here in the centre. If you would like to reserve a place just contact us.

First Aid Training:

This is a very beneficial and popular training session. It will take on Saturday May 12th 10am to 4pm. This will book up quickly so get in touch soon if you are interested.

Promoting Positive Mental Health

A very informative session will take place on Saturday 26th May 10am to 1pm where we will look at some of the issues people face, tools to skills and good practices when facing issues and details of supports available.

Child Protection Training:

Everyone working with people under 18 must undertake this training every 3 years. Our next sessions will take place on May 24th, June 14th and June 20th .

Vulnerable Adult Training: –

We will be running another session on Thursday 8th November  6-9pm. A very informative session and a requirement for anyone working with adults in the centre

Induction for new volunteers:

Next induction training sessions will take place from 6-8pm on May 2nd , May 24th and June 6th here in Ozanam House

Restorative Practice:

This is an innovative approach to positive behaviour management and forms part of our policy in the centre. Anyone working with children, young people or adults will find this training invaluable. We will be running this training again soon so keep an eye out for dates.


If there is any specific or particular training you feel you would benefit from that would enhance your volunteer experience in Ozanam House please let us know.


  1. Fundraising
  • Ozanam Come Dancing

HUGE thanks to everyone who supported our ‘Ozanam Come Dancing’ annual fundraising event in Liberty Hall on March 9th last. It was an incredible night of fun and entertainment and of course fundraising. Our 22 amazing volunteer dancers  helped us to raise an unbelievable €50,000 for the centre. Thanks to everyone involved, our dancers, sponsors and supporters on the night.

See picture gallery here:


  • COLT Bike ride in aid of Ozanam House – One of our corporate partners are currently running a fundraising event in aid of the centre with 2 staff undertaking a sponsored bike ride from Milan to Rome in Italy. You can support their efforts here:


Join Our Team!

Sports Coordinator

Required for July Summer Project


Ozanam House Resource Centre is a community project operated by the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul and located at 53 Mountjoy Square West, Dublin 1.


We provide childcare, youth programmes, adult education and community programmes for the elderly. During the summer months we run in house Summer Projects for children aged 6 to 13 years.


As part of our summer project team 2018 we would now like to recruit a dynamic individual for the following paid position:


Sports Coordinator


The successful candidate will plan, organise and lead all sports activities during the summer project 2nd – 27th July, 10.00am – 4.00pm daily.


Applicants should possess the following:

  • Experience of planning and coordinating sports activities and programmes
  • Experience of working with this age group in a similar setting
  • Proven organisation and planning skills and the ability to work well under pressure
  • Proven communication skills and team leading skills
  • An interest in supporting young people and their families


 If you are interested in applying or would like more information, please contact us by MAY 11TH   at:    01-8742804    or                 

Calling All Former Volunteers

Dear Friends,

It is that time of the year again…. the buds are back on the trees, the sun is trying its hardest to shine…. and we are hoping that you will be interested and able to come back to Ozanam House and join our Summer Project Team again this year.


This year our summer projects, both senior and youth projects are being coordinated by our long time Volunteers, Eireann and Nino and they are hoping that you will be able to once again share your expertise and your energy to assist them in running a successful project in 2018.


Having volunteers who have been on the project before makes such a HUGE difference to the success of the summer.

Your knowledge, skills and experience as well as the confidence that you bring has such a positive impact on the projects and is a big support to our coordinators and to those volunteers who will be joining us for the first time.

We would love to have you back!


We are trying to have our team confirmed and in place by MID MAY this year so if you are interested in coming back on board this year please let us know asap.


I have attached a ‘Returning Volunteer Interest Form’ that you could fill in and send back to us or just drop us a line letting us know when you are available and we will do the rest.


In the meantime if you have any questions or queries just let us know

Phone us on: 01-874-2804

Or email:

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COLT – Charity Bike Ride 2018 Milan to Rome

COLT Technologies are one of Ozanam House’s charity partners and have supported us throughout 2017 and 2018.

COLT staff members Jamie and Barry have volunteered to take part in the 2018 Colt Charity Bike Ride and will donate all of their funds raised to the centre.

This years bike ride is over 680KM over 4 days. The bike ride will start in Milan, on 20th September, cycling through Modena, Florence, Orvieto and finishing in Rome on day 4.

You can support Jamie and Barry and Ozanam House by making a Donation here –  SVP website

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We are currently recruiting for a new post in our Childcare Team:


Part-Time Permanent Contract 

Monday to Friday 10.00am to 2.00pm



To be based in Ozanam House Community Resource Centre, Mountjoy Square West, Dublin 1.


The successful candidate will be a support Early years educator in all 3 pre-school classrooms and will assist in the implementation of all aspects of our childcare pre-school programme contributing to the children’s development socially, emotionally and intellectually.


Applicants should possess the following:


  • Applicants must have a minimum QQI Level 6 in Early Childhood Care & Education or relevant equivalent qualification up to QQI Level 9 in Early Childhood Care & Education.
  • At least 2 years of experience working directly with preschool children in an early years setting
  • Experience of working with this age group in a similar setting
  • Excellent organisational and communication skills
  • A good team player
  • An interest in supporting and empowering young children and their families.


This position is Part-time, Monday to Friday 10am to 2pm (20hrs per week)

& Permanent.


Interested candidates can avail of an application form and full job description by visiting . The closing date for all applications is Friday 13th April 2018.


All appointments are subject to satisfactory references and Garda Vetting

St. Vincent de Paul is an Equal Opportunities Employer



Ozanam Come Dancing 2018 – Raises a staggering €50,000!

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Ozanam Come Dancing 2018  THANK YOU all for your support and for helping us to raise an incredible €50,400 for our summer youth programmes. Massive congratulations to Maria & Derek dancing ‘The Paso Doble’ – our Ozanam Come Dancing Winners … Continue reading