What is personal visiting

Our main area of work is person-to-person contact with people who need help and assistance. When someone contacts us with a request for help, they can expect to receive a visit from two friendly SVP volunteers who are there to listen and see what help or information we can offer.

Our volunteers spend time talking with those who request our help to ensure we fully understand the issues they are facing, which enables us to provide the best support possible. We may be able to offer some practical or financial assistance towards day-to-day essentials, or we may offer information about other relevant services.

SVP assistance is offered in a spirit of support and friendship by volunteers from all walks of life and all our visits are dealt with in a completely confidential and non-judgemental manner.

11,000
Volunteers throughout
Ireland ready to help

Whats involved
  • Home visit from one of our experienced volunteers
  • Conversations and company
  • Non judgemental listen ear
  • Friendship and Support
  • Help with money issues
  • Information about other services you can use

What to expect

1

Complete the request help form

When you contact us, your details and message are passed onto your local branch of SVP. This may take up to 10 days depending on the day you requested help as our volunteers only meet once a week.

2

Volunteer call

A volunteer will make contact with you through a private number and you can discuss your particular problems in depth with a friendly person who makes no judgement on the situation.

3

A helping hand

Our members are there to listen and offer support to you at a time of difficulty. When they have a better understanding of the issues faced, they will consider how best they may be able to help.

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