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Anytime of the Month

Community

Anytime of the Month

University of Limerick Student Life

National

At a Glance

  • Start Date:28/09/2020
  • End Date:28/05/2021
  • Closing date:28/05/2021
  • Post Updated:14/09/2020
  • Min Hours:2 hrs
  • Role Type:Youth work

Requirements:N/A

Description

In 2019 Anytime of the Month was founded by Clodagh Guerin, a student in the University of Limerick, who was passionate about ending period poverty for sanctuary students on her university campus. Upon researching period poverty in Ireland, Clodagh realised it was a much larger problem, and impacted many more people, not just minorities. In fact, it was impacting the lives of 1 in 2 teenagers in Ireland. By advocating for free sanitary products for students, Clodagh brought about real change in the University of Limerick campus, with the Student Life building now supplying free sanitary products in all bathrooms. The initiative gained national media coverage, and in interviews and articles Clodagh called for not only for free sanitary products in public buildings, but also for an end to the stigma surrounding periods in Ireland.

In early 2020 the project joined Enactus UL; an international student social enterprise society, to grow and to make even more positive changes. Together with a passionate team, we have transformed the campaign into a viable sustainable social enterprise. We carried out a primary needs assessment to research the extent of period poverty in our local community, with 33% of those surveyed finding it difficult to pay for sanitary products. However, a massive 75% of people surveyed have worn a sanitary product longer than the recommended 4 hours because they had a shortage of money or didn’t have access to them. This is a form of period poverty, that those surveyed didn’t even realise they are experiencing, and we believe this needs to end. These shocking statistics, so close to home, proved that the work we were doing was worthwhile.

 

Check out the website for more details, as well as access to our socials. 

Is training provided?: No

Tasks that the volunteer(s) will be expected to undertake:

Students can help keep certain bathrooms stocked with sanitary products.

Students can help organise donations drives.

Students can become an anytime of the month ambassador.

Skills required for this role:

-Good communicator 

-Good people skills 

-Interpersonal skills 

-Empathy skills 

Details of time commitment needed for role:
TBC

Minimum time commitment per week:
1 hour p/week

Contact

If you have any questions about this role please feel free to get in touch:

Name: UL Welfare

Address: University of Limerick Student Life, University of Limerick

Website: www.ulsu.ie

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