Since 2017, JSA’s Dublin team has been proudly supporting St. Michael’s House, an Irish charity providing support and services to 1,751 children and adults with intellectual disabilities throughout 170 centres in the greater Dublin Area (figures, October 2020).
Over the years, JSA employees have participated in volunteering days at St. Michael’s House (SMH) residential unit’s that provide community-based day services for service users. JSA team members have carried out duties such as external and internal painting, general upkeep, and maintenance of unit’s i.e., cleaning, hedge cutting and gardening.
Since JSA has started volunteering at SMH, we have most enjoyed getting the pleasure of interacting with some of the service users.
Here is a video which was taken during our volunteering day in 2019.
Due to Covid-19, unfortunately volunteering at a unit in person during 2020 was not possible, so instead, JSA supported a fundraising initiative run by SMH which encouraged JSA employees to take part in SMH virtual CSR & employee wellbeing challenge ahead of World Mental Health Day.