Extern: Education Support Volunteer - Youth Diversionary Programme


Education Support Volunteer-Youth Diversionary Programme Athy

Volunteer with Extern
Join us and use your skills to make a real difference

Extern transforms lives as the leading social justice charity across the island of Ireland. We believe another chance can change a life. Each year we speak up for and support more than 25,000 adults, children, young people and families.

Volunteers can help us to enable our clients to overcome challenges, empower positive change and transform their lives. By contributing your time and skills, together we can help offer even more life-changing supports to the most vulnerable in our communities. Further details on volunteering with Extern can be found here https://www.extern.org/volunteer-with-us

Extern delivers a range of Youth Diversion programmes which support young people aged 12-17 who are at risk of, or who are involved in anti-social and/or criminal behaviour, and provide them with targeted supports to stop their offending and become positive contributors to society. The programme offers the young participants opportunities for education, employment and training as well as sport, art, music and other activities which contribute to improving employability and citizenship. In partnership with the HSE, the Iscoil programme will support young people to obtain an education and achieve their potential. Volunteers will engage with young people, alongside members of staff, by supervising learning activities and encouraging young people to achieve their goals.

ROLE: Education Support Volunteer
DUTIES: The relevant volunteer role description is available below. Please ensure you have reviewed the details prior to applying.

HOW TO APPLY: Please visit https://extern.peoplehr.net/Pages/JobBoard/Opening.aspx?v=d3bbc7fc-a6ea-4878-b0ba-643f7d9145cb to apply

NEXT STEPS: After applying, we will review your application, assess your suitability for the role and if an opportunity match is identified we will arrange an informal interview with one of our managers. Our Volunteer Coordinator will guide you through each step of the way, including the relevant vetting checks such as Access NI/Garda check, reference checks and training.
All volunteers are required to complete Extern’s core volunteer training prior to taking up the role. This comprehensive training package equips volunteers with the skills and knowledge needed to effectively and safely carry out their role. Training will be a combination of pre-recorded sessions and interactive modules for you to watch/complete in your own time, and live interactive sessions via video call. The total training package requires approximately a 10 hour commitment overall. Please note volunteers must be available (via video call) to take part in one morning and one afternoon interactive session across either of the following date options:

  • Friday 11th November (10am-1pm and 2pm-5pm)
  • Friday 18th November (10am-1pm and 2pm-5pm)


  • Comprehensive training delivered by our award winning Practice Development Unit
  • Reimbursement of travel costs and meal allowance (where applicable)
  • All required equipment is provided
  • Develop your skills, experience and confidence
  • Meet new people and engage with your local community

Closing date and time for completed applications: Friday 30th September at midnight

Should you have any queries regarding this volunteer role please contact caoimhe.cregan@extern.org

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General Info

Date Entered/Updated
15th Sep, 2022
Athy, Co Kildare
Expiry Date
30th Sep, 2022