Student Volunteering Community TU Dublin seeks Members
TU Dublin Societies Office
DCU in the Community
Dublin City University (DCU) is situated in North Dublin which presents with high levels of unemployment and social exclusion. To combat this, DCU launched an outreach centre called DCU in the Community which is based in the Shangan Road Neighborhood Centre in the heart of Ballymun.
The overall mission of DCU in the Community “to provide educational opportunities to local people in North Dublin in order to increase participation levels and to promote equality in Third Level education”. DCU in the Community recognises the individual talents of each student and will develop a curriculum based on the student’s needs. This university outreach centre also helps promote sustainable community development and serves as a bridge to the resources of DCU and the wider higher education system.
With this role, you will work with DCU in the Community Manager and Office of Civic Engagement team on raising the social media profile and online visibility for DCU in the Community. This will mainly include setting up and managing our Twitter account, as well as writing occasional short press releases for our website.
We are looking for someone who can commit to minimum one semester (ideally academic year), for 1-2 hours per week. This is flexible as the volunteer work will be done online/remotely.
Welcome training will be provided.
The opportunity could suit students pursuing Gaisce Awards (community involvement or personal skill strands).
Is training provided?: Yes
Tasks that the volunteer(s) will be expected to undertake:
Skills required for this role:
Details of time commitment needed for role:
Flexible, online volunteering Minimum one semester (ideally academic year), 1-2 hours per week
Minimum time commitment per week:
1 hour p/week
Additional screening required for this role:
Short cover note/email outlining your relevant skills and experience, and reasons for your interest in the opportunity
If you have any questions about this role please feel free to get in touch:
Name: Joanna Ozarowska
Address: DCU in the Community, Ballymun
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