YMCA Ireland: Youth and Children’s Worker

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YMCA Ireland are currently recruiting a full-time volunteer youth and children’s worker to join our family support team in Cork. The position is funded by Leargas, under the European Solidarity Corps programme. To be eligible, the applicant needs to be between the ages of 18-30.

(Please note this opportunity is subject to funding to be confirmed shortly)

Volunteer Job Title: Youth and Children’s Worker

Locations: Ballincollig, Blarney and Cobh

Hours: This is a full-time post of 35 hours per week from September 9th, 2024 to July 31st 2024. Hours of work will include daytime and evening hours, Monday-Friday. Occasionally weekend work will be required for family events. The volunteer will be eligible to take 20 days of annual leave in agreement with their supervisor.

Remuneration: This is a voluntary position funded by the European Solidarity Corps. The volunteer will receive a monthly allowance of €210.00 and a monthly contribution of €600.00 towards their accommodation and food costs. All travel expenses will be reimbursed.

Training and support: The volunteer will receive training for their position from the YMCA. They will also receive two residential/online trainings from Leargas to support their volunteering experience. These trainings typically take place in Dublin and include volunteers from around Europe. All expenses for the training are covered. The volunteer will receive regular support and supervision sessions with their supervisor and will also be appointed a mentor.

Volunteer job overview:

This post involves supporting the planning and delivery of PAKT (Parents and Kids Together) project in Ballincollig, Blarney and Cobh, Co. Cork (some transport is provided through the staff team, but the volunteer may also need to use public transport).

The volunteer will gain a diverse experience of working with children and teenagers and their families across a range of YMCA Family Support Projects.

Applications are invited until July 17th 2024. For more information and an application form, please contact Lesley O’Sullivan at lesley.osullivan@ymca-ireland.net

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Region: Ballincollig, Blarney & Cobh. Cork