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Big Brother, Big Sister Mentor - Galway


Big Brother, Big Sister Mentor - Galway

Big Brother, Big Sister - Galway


At a Glance

  • Start Date:21/10/2021
  • End Date:21/10/2023
  • Closing date:21/10/2023
  • Post Updated:04/01/2022
  • Min Hours:1-2
  • Role Type:Youth work

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


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.

If you would like to apply, please complete the application form via this link  

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



Garda Vetting - Identification Check 

Induction and Child Protection Training

Skills required for this role:

The volunteer must have Personable Skills - Listening, empathetic, fun, humour

An interest or experience working within Youth work / Education / Childcare sector

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

The volunteer must have lived in Ireland for at least 12 months.

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


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


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