International Pen Pals
University of Limerick International Division
Requirements:Interest in working with young people, access to car or public transport, interest in current affairs and working with young people
Interested in topics like Climate Change, Gender and Trump? Interested in working with young people?
How would you like to volunteer for Concern Worldwide Debates Programme?
Concern Worldwide have been running their Concern Debates programme for over 34 years aimed at getting post primary students debating on issues of development and current affairs.
Each debate requires three independent adjudicators to mark the debate. Full training is provided for each volunteer adjudicator and Concern will happily provide a reference for each volunteer who participates.
Volunteers can adjudicate as many or as few debates as they wish! Debates last max one hour and take place within post primary schools. Concern will endeavour to connect you with your nearest Debates school.
Job Description: Volunteer Adjudicator/ School Debate Programme Judge
Concern Worldwide is looking for volunteers to help judge secondary school debates across ROI from October 2018 to May 2019. Each debate will have three adjudicators and full training is available.
If you have an interest in public speaking or global development issues and are passionate about supporting youth development in your local schools, then please get in touch.
Ability to see both sides of an argument and keep an open mind
Being a good listener
Evaluating an argument according to a criteria
Being able to give constructive, positive feedback
Good time keeping
Volunteers will gain
The opportunity to support the work of Concern Worldwide in a voluntary and non-financial capacity
The chance to encourage and support young people in Ireland to become active global citizens
An opportunity to hear the views of young people from both your local area and further afield
Knowledge and deeper understanding of a wide range of global issues
A chance to put your skills such as listening, evaluating and communicating into practice
Minimum commitment to 2 debates (weekday evenings) between October 2018 and May 2019
A passion for public speaking/debating
An interest in global issues
Access to transport
We’ll provide you with free training
In secondary schools across the entirety of Northern Ireland.
Training in September/ October 2018. Programme runs from October 2018 to May 2019.
Concern Debates Team email@example.com
As this is a voluntary role for charity we cannot pay any expenses.
Is training provided?: Yes
Tasks that the volunteer(s) will be expected to undertake:
Skills required for this role:
Minimum time commitment per week:
1 hour p/week
Additional screening required for this role:
Informal Phone Interview
If you have any questions about this role please feel free to get in touch:
Name: Claire Marshall
Address: Concern Worldwide, 22 Camden Street, Dublin 2
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