International Pen Pals
University of Limerick International Division
Big Brother Big Sister Longford & Offaly
Requirements:18yrs; Resident in Ireland for 1 year minimum; Garda Vetting & Successful Recruitment Process
Volunteer opportunities are open to students who are willing to commit their time to support a young person, through the Big Brother Big Sister programme.
Big Brother Big Sister is an internationally renowned youth mentoring programme that forms supportive friendships between a young person and an adult volunteer. The Programme Officer matches a young person (10-18 years), in need of friendship and support, to a caring adult volunteer mentor. All volunteers are carefully screened and receive training and support throughout the match. Matches are of the same gender, meet weekly, for an hour or two, and the initial commitment is for one year. Weekly meetings include activities that they both enjoy like sports, computer games, music, walks, art and craft, cooking & baking etc, and during these activities a friendship are formed.
Is training provided?: Yes
Please note that Garda Vetting is required for this position.
Tasks that the volunteer(s) will be expected to undertake:
Maintain communication throughout the match with the appointed staff person.
Looking for Volunteers in County Longford & County Offaly
Skills required for this role:
Caring & non Judgemental Attitude,
Interest in working with young people to help them make better life choices.
Details of time commitment needed for role:
Match arranges meeting times suitable to both the Big & Little
Minimum time commitment per week:
1 hour p/week
Additional screening required for this role:
Recruitment Process: Application Form & Reference Checks, Garda Vetting, Interview, Home Visit, Child Protection & Induction Training. Successful Applicants receive formal notification of acceptance onto the program.
If you have any questions about this role please feel free to get in touch:
Name: Mary Gaughan
Address: Big Brother Big Sister Longford & Offaly , c/o The Parochial Hall Ballyhaunis Co. Mayo
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