International Pen Pals
University of Limerick International Division
Youth Work Ireland Galway
Requirements:Knowledge of grinds subject area, good with young people, responsible and reliable
Volunteers attend the Rahoon Youth Project, in the Westside, once weekly during term-time. They give an hour tuition to second-level students, either at Junior or Leaving Certificate Level. Generally a volunteer will be matched with the same young person throughout the academic year. A positive, encouraging attitude is a must!
Volunteers do not need to have a teaching qualification but a good level of understanding of the specific subject is required. Induction training and ongoing support is provided and there is always a Youth Worker available in the building during tuition time.
Is training provided?: Yes
Please note that Garda Vetting is required for this position.
Tasks that the volunteer(s) will be expected to undertake:
Supporting a young person around their curriculum in the chosen subject. For example, the tutor can give grinds in any one of the second level subjects.
Providing positive feedback to the young person around their progress and abilities and working with them from a strengths-based approach,.
Communicating with the youth worker around any changes in times or issues that arise.
Skills required for this role:
Good interpersonal skills
A positive attitude
Time-keeping, commitment and responsibility.
Details of time commitment needed for role:
Generally one hour weekly on a Monday or Tuesday evening but there may be flexibility around the evening.
Minimum time commitment per week:
1 hour p/week
Additional screening required for this role:
References, Garda Vetting, Application form, informal meeting
If you have any questions about this role please feel free to get in touch:
Name: Niamh O'Brien
Address: Youth Work Ireland Galway , Westside Youth Project, Corrach Bui, Bishop O'Donnell Road, Galway
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