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Language and Story Exchange


Language and Story Exchange

Sanctuary with psychology


At a Glance

  • Start Date:11/01/2021
  • End Date:28/05/2021
  • Closing date:01/06/2021
  • Post Updated:10/01/2021
  • Min Hours:8
  • Role Type:Youth work

Requirements:18 years or older


The main aim of this activity is to form bonds between the newcomers and the Irish community through the art of storytelling. Activities will be performed in English which will give an opportunity for the newcomers to practice their English skills with a native speaker. Natives will enhance their understanding of other cultural groups while fostering perspective-taking and empathy. In overall, the activity aims to empower participants showing that their voices, stories, actions and lives matter. We run this activity in 4-week sessions. So you can join in a  4-week bracket that suits you, after applying we will discuss this with you.

Is training provided?: Yes

Tasks that the volunteer(s) will be expected to undertake:

Your Responsibilities include: 
-Participate actively in the 4-week Language and Story Exchange activities. This include show up to the weekly meetings and communicate actively with other participants 
-Organise and schedule personalised meetings with your assigned partner during the second and third week.
-Be respectful and make sure you contribute to provide a comfortable and safe space for everyone. 

Skills required for this role:

For this role you need:

  • Active listening skills
  • Curiosity about cultural differences 
  • Cultural awareness and sensitivity

Details of time commitment needed for role:
You should be committed to participating fully during at least a 4 week period. This period can extend depending on your interest to get involved in further activities and your performance. During this 4 weeks period is expected your participation in up to 2 hours meeting once per week.

Minimum time commitment per week:
2 hour p/week

Additional screening required for this role:
One short description (max 200 words) of why you want to be involved in and what can you contribute to the project.


If you have any questions about this role please feel free to get in touch:

Name: Anca Minescu

Address: Sanctuary with psychology, University of Limerick, Limerick


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