Foróige (Blanchardstown): Volunteers Needed

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Blanchardstown Youth Service  / Corduff, Dublin 15

About Foróige (Blanchardstown)

Foróige is the leading youth organisation in Ireland and has been working with young people since 1952. Our purpose is to enable young people to involve themselves consciously and actively in their development and in the development of society.We work with over 50,000 young people aged 10-18 each year through volunteer-led Clubs and staff-led Youth Projects. Foróige works with all young people through our general services. Foróige Clubs, Foróige Juniors, Foróige Interest Clubs, Foróige Youth Cafés encourage young people to take responsibility for themselves and to be part of shaping the world around them while developing their talents, skills and abilities. We also work with vulnerable young people who require additional support through a full range of targeted services. All Foróige Clubs, Projects, Services and Programmes are designed to achieve these outcomes in a developmental and fun way, by:

  1. Building self-esteem and confidence through challenging experiences
  2. Develop the ability to manage personal and social relationships
  3. Providing learning opportunities which enable youth to gain knowledge and develop new skills
  4. Build young people’s capacity to consider risks and consequences, make informed decisions and take responsibility.

These clubs are about youth development: Volunteer leaders make it possible for young people to socialise safely, try new things, develop their confidence and self-reliance, get involved in the community and have lots of fun. The volunteer gets loads out of it too – like a great relationship with local teenagers, training and being part of a team. We need close to a weekly commitment for about 2 hours, usually from September to May.

What's Involved

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.

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

Times and commitment required for this role

Monday to Friday - Afternoons & Evenings
Minimum time commitment: 1 year
Hours required: 1hrs Weekly

Screening details for this role:

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

Volunteers will be provided with the following supports:

  • Support/ advice/ recognition
  • Supervision
  • Initial induction and training
  • Reimbursement of expenses
  • Insurance cover
  • Ongoing training opportunitiesVolunteers with the following challenges will be supported in this role

Age restrictions: Over 18

Benefits you will receive as a volunteer

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

Contact:

Claire Murphy Youth Officer
Phone: 086 6054126
Email: claire.murphy@foroige.ie
Blanchardstown Youth Service, Main Street, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15

Region: 

Corduff, Dublin 15

Expiry date: 

05/04/19

Date Entered/Updated: 

07/03/19