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Big Brother, Big Sister Mentor - Galway

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Big Brother, Big Sister Mentor - Galway

Big Brother, Big Sister - Galway

Galway

At a Glance

  • Start Date:21/10/2021
  • End Date:21/10/2023
  • Closing date:21/10/2023
  • Post Updated:22/10/2021
  • Min Hours:1-2
  • Role Type:Youth work

Requirements:To be over the age of 20. No additional requirements needed.

Description

Big Brother Big Sister matches a young person (10-18 years), in need of friendship and support, to a caring adult volunteer mentor. They meet once a week, for an hour or two, and the initial commitment is for one year. The E-Mentoring programme is a combined approach of online and in person meetings. Weekly meetings include activities that they both enjoy like sports, computers, music, art and craft etc Through these weekly meetings a friendship is formed.

Matches are of the same gender and are supported by professional staff.

Volunteering as a Big Mentor will allow you to develop a friendship with a young person, share common interests, encourage them to meet their goals and also give you the opportunity to have fun and try new things.

Is training provided?: Yes

Please note that Garda Vetting is required for this position which will be processed with you after you apply.

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

Information Session

Application Form

Interview

References

Garda Vetting - Identification Check 

Induction and Child Protection Training

Skills required for this role:

Personable Skills - Listening, empathetic, fun, humour

Youth work / Childcare

The volunteer mentor should be outgoing & friendly with a positive outlook. They should also have good communication & interpersonal skills.

Details of time commitment needed for role:
Day of Match meets are agreed with Young Person and Volunteer

Minimum time commitment per week:
1 hour p/week

Additional screening required for this role:
Application form, Interview, Garda Vetting, References, Training

Contact

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

Name: Miki Brown

Address: Big Brother, Big Sister - Galway, Resource Centre, West Side, Galway

Website: www.foroige.ie/our-work/big-brother-big-sister

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