Voluntary Service International (VSI): Volunteers Needed in Northern Ireland

VSI is recruiting volunteers for a short term peace project in Northern Ireland from 29th May till 8th June. Apply and join Glebe House community this summer!

Glebe House is a residential and day activity centre in a beautiful and isolated area near Strangford Lough, Northern Ireland. On the 4th of June, they will be celebrating their Annual Fundraising Open Day. On this special occasion community groups get together for a fun family day out. Be part of the event this year and help set up and assist with the preparations for the day!

Description: Glebe House is a residential and Day activity centre, owned by Harmony Community Trust. It was partly set up in 1975 by Irish and British members of Service Civil International. Since 1975 Harmony Community Trust has been working for a fair, inclusive society that respects and cherishes each person's humanity, dignity, aspirations, ideas and needs. One where each person can determine and re-create their own identity, rather than conform to sectarian, national, ethnic or social stereotypes, myths or stigmas.

Type of Work: Volunteers will assist during the week before the event with setting up and the arrangements for the day. They will then help out on the Open Day where they will be assisted by many local Glebe House volunteers. There will be a wide range of stalls that the volunteers can help to run. On the evening of Open Day there will be a celebration party for everyone. Finally, the volunteers will assist in putting everything away and carrying out a major clean up, before they leave on 8th June.

Requirements: Volunteers should bring work clothes, work shoes and gloves.

Study Theme: Time will be set aside for information to be given to the project volunteers on the history and aims of Glebe House. We will also organise some talks and discussions on the Northern Ireland conflict, history and the peace process.

Accommodation: Full board accommodation and all food will be provided, volunteers do not need sleeping bags. There is Wi-Fi access at the centre. The volunteers will have access to washing machines. Volunteers will have the chance to help with cooking some meals.

Application is through our International Database by Wednesday 24th May 2017

If you have any questions about our projects, please contact VSI office at ivp@vsi.ie or tel: 01 855 1011 (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm)

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Voluntary Service International (VSI) is the Irish branch of Service Civil International, a worldwide peace movement that began in 1920. We work to promote peace, social justice, sustainable development and intercultural understanding through volunteering abroad and in Ireland.

VSI is a registered charity: CHY 9220. VSI is registered as a limited company, no. 140520, having no share capital.

Region: 

Northern Ireland

Expiry date: 

24/05/17

Date Entered/Updated: 

25/04/17