Extern: Youth Engagement (Workshops and Activities) Volunteer


Youth Engagement (Workshops and Activities) Volunteer- Cavan, Dundalk, Carrick-on-Shannon, Drogheda

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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 offers a wide range of services aimed towards supporting young people and their families, through an array of programmes operating across Ireland. Extern’s Workshop and Activities Youth Engagement Volunteers support the work of staff teams to deliver fun and engaging sessions, workshops and activities to young people who are vulnerable or marginalised, inspiring them to develop their skills and interests. Opportunities are available across a wide range of knowledge bases, including but not limited to arts, photography, music, drama, sports, outdoor pursuits, yoga and meditation, health and wellbeing, cookery and life skills.

ROLE: Youth Engagement Workshops and Activities Volunteer
LOCATION: Cavan, Dundalk, Carrick-on-Shannon, Drogheda
DUTIES: The relevant volunteer role description is attached. 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
Cavan, Co Leitrim & Co Louth
Expiry Date
30th Sep, 2022