YMCA West Tallaght: One2One Mentoring Volunteers

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About YMCA West Dublin  

The YMCA is a voluntary organisation that works with children, young people, families and the community, with particular regard to those who are disadvantaged and disaffected. The YMCA believes in supporting young people to achieve their potential and their goals. Young people should be given the opportunity to participate actively in their community. The YMCA, while underpinned by Christian principles, works with people of all faiths and of none, responds to local need and seeks to share and learn from being a part of a national and international movement.T

What's Involved

Our next training is at the Lucan Youth Centre on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th January 2017.

One2one is a listening and activity based mentoring service run by YMCA Ireland which engages trained mentors to offer weekly One2One support to ‘vulnerable’ young people aged 8- 18 years. The young person is identified by a referring organisation as being in need of support.

One2One Mentoring normally requires a commitment from the mentor to meeting the young person for about an hour each week for 10 to 12 months to maximise positive outcomes. An exit strategy is developed with each mentee in the course of the final three months of the mentoring relationship. Each mentor receives at least 20 hours of training and must participate fully in support and supervision of their work.
Next training are the 14th and 15th January 2017

What's required for this position

One2One uses active listening and a range of activities to help mentees to build positive relationships with adults and peers as well as developing interests and skills that can be sustained by the young person in the longer term. 
One2One provides safe and supportive space in which young people can grow to their full potential at a pivotal time in their lives.
Short and long term goals are negotiated, agreed and closely monitored in partnership with the young person.

  • Arts/ Music/ Drama
  • Community Development/ Social work
  • Education/ Training
  • Fitness/ Health/ Beauty
  • Hospitality/ Befriending
  • Personable Skills
  • Youth/ Childcare

Level of English required for this role:
Fluent English

Times and commitment required for this role

One evening per week from 6.45 pm to about 8 pm.

Minimum time commitment: 1 School year as mentoring is not delivered during school holidays.

Hours required: One and a half hours Weekly

Other Details

Location of volunteering opportunity:
YMCA Brookfield Enterprise Centre, 
Dublin 24

Other location details:
West Dublin area - we are located a two minute walk from the Luas Red Line stop at Cheeverstown, near City West.

Screening details for this role:

  • Formal Interview
  • Garda Vetting
  • References
  • Application Form

Volunteers will be provided with the following supports:

  • Support/ advice/ recognition
  • Supervision
  • Initial induction and training
  • Reimbursement of expenses
  • Insurance cover
  • Ongoing training opportunities

Volunteers with the following challenges will be supported in this role

  • Physical Disability

Age restrictions:
Over 21

Is this opportunity suitable for groups/teams of volunteers?

Benefits you will receive as a volunteer

You will receive excellent training, support and supervision and experience in one to one youth work.

Further information: brian@ymca-ireland.net

Brian Murtagh
Greater Dublin Development Officer
YMCA Ireland


Dublin 24

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