Volunteering Opportunity

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The Sanctuary CUAN Programme

Volunteer Massage Therapist Required


About The Sanctuary & The Cuan Programme

The Sanctuary, founded in 1998 by Sr. Stanislaus Kennedy, is a meditation and mindfulness centre in the heart of Dublin city. The Cuan Programme at the Sanctuary is designed to make the activities of the Sanctuary available and accessible to adults of all ages and abilities, with a particular emphasis on people who are going through a vulnerable period in their life. Some examples of the types of organisations we work with are mental health services, addiction rehabilitation services, homeless services and disability services

What’s Involved

The Sanctuary is looking for a massage therapist to volunteer on our Cuan Programme offering massage to individuals who access this programme.  Volunteers are required every Wednesday for 2 hours per week (2 treatments)

Time Commitment:

We are looking for volunteers who can commit to doing two treatments slots each Wednesday (2 hours) on a regular basis. Minimum time commitment: 6 months

What’s required for this position

  • Qualification in massage therapy
  • Experience of working with clients
  • Professional insurance.


Other desirable attributes are:

  • Good communication skills
  • Good listening skills, calm, compassionate and non-judgemental
  • Ability to empathise
  • Observe client / professional boundaries
  • To comply with health and safety, confidentiality, safeguarding and all other policies
  • Ability to work alone and as part of a team
  • Be willing to be an active participant in the support framework which the Sanctuary provides


Volunteers will undergo an interview screening process, Garda Vetting, and, if accepted, will receive on-going support from the Sanctuary

If you are interested in volunteering on our Cuan Programme please contact Johanne Farrelly for an application form at sanctuaryvolunteer@gmail.com  or phone 01 6705419