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Concern Worldwide Student Volunteer


Concern Worldwide Student Volunteer

Concern Worldwide


At a Glance

  • Start Date:03/09/2018
  • End Date:06/05/2019
  • Closing date:Ongoing
  • Post Updated:22/05/2018
  • Min Hours:1 hour per month
  • Role Type:Youth work

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.


Job Description

Skills Needed

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
Being reliable

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

Other features

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


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:

  • Adjudicate post primary student debates
  • Provide feedback to young people
  • Liaise with Concern Worldwide

Skills required for this role:

  • Interest in development issues
  • Good listener

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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