Foróige Blanchardstown Youth Service: Volunteers Required

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What is expected of volunteers?

Volunteers will work with young people building self-esteem and social skills. Weekly activities can include cookery / arts & crafts / games / music / facilitating group discussions.

Foróige clubs are a fun, safe place for young people to hang out, meet new friends, be listened to and grow. The volunteer youth leader will support local young people in their social and personal development.

You will be responsible for and will gain experience in planning and organising youth friendly activities. You will be expected to attend the youth club on a weekly basis and interact with young people and other youth leaders in a positive and engaging manner.

Who are the young people?

The young people involved are aged 10-18 years.

What’s required for this position?

No specific skill is required - any personal skills can be brought to the role and utilised where needed.

  • Arts/ Music/ Drama
  • Community Development/ Social work
  • Personable Skills

Level of English required for this role: Fluent English

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 18

Minimum time commitment: 1 year

Hours required: 1hrs Weekly

Location of volunteering opportunity:

Castleknock Community Centre or Ongar Community Centre or Blanchardstown Youth Service

Screening details for this role:

  • Garda Vetting
  • Informal Interviews
  • References
  • Application Form
  • Identification Check (photo ID etc…)

Benefits you will receive as a volunteer

  • Develop leadership skills
  • Personal fulfilment 
  • Great sense of community development
  • Meet new people and form new friendships

Getting there

Castleknock (Bus 37, 38)
Ongar (Bus 39, 39a)
Blanchardstown Youth Service (38, 39, 39a)

For more information please contact Lesley O’ Hanlon, Youth Worker at lesley.ohanlon@foroige.ie or call on 0867796457

Region: 

Dublin 15

Expiry date: 

15/02/19

Date Entered/Updated: 

14/01/19