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Primary Education Mentor


Primary Education Mentor

Gateway to Education Homework Club


At a Glance

  • Start Date:10/09/2019
  • End Date:17/12/2019
  • Closing date:29/10/2019
  • Post Updated:29/08/2019
  • Min Hours:2 to 6 hours per week
  • Role Type:Youth work

Requirements: Garda vetting is provided through the organisation.


Are you a student who is interested in volunteering to make a difference ... if so then we welcome your interest.

Gateway to Education was founded in 2013 to facilitate and encourage full participation in education. Primary students from local schools within the geographical area of Limerick city and suburbs  attend our homework club. We offer one to one tuition, advice and encouragement through the watchful eye of students from UL to help our attendees reach their full potential.

We have just moved to our new location at Aisling Annacotty Sports facility, Annacotty, Castletroy, Limerick . Our club runs in conjunction with UL's timetable. Our times are 3.30pm to 5.30pm Tuesday to Thursday inclusive.

Our organisation is HSE compliant, garda vetting is handled by our organisation. PVA hours are awarded and references are available once the term of participation is completed.

Bus route available from UL to venue, or 10 minute drive from UL.

Eircode V947X85.

Buses runing from UL;

Option 1

2:57 PM

University of Limerick

Castletroy, Limerick, V94 T9PX

3:00 PM

Stables University of Limerick

304AStables University of Limerick - St. Nessan's Church

 7 min (5 stops)

3:07 PM

Monaleen, Monaleen National School


 About 18 min , 1.5 km

3:25 PM

Aisling Annacotty Football Club

Woodstown, Limerick


Option 2 

2:53 PM

Stables University of Limerick

308Glentworth, William Street

 4 min (4 stops)

2:57 PM

Annacotty Shopping Centre Limerick


 About 5 min , 450 m

3:02 PM

Return - Option 1

5:40 PM

Annacotty Bridge (Southbound)

300Limerick (UL)

 5 min (non-stop)

5:45 PM

Limerick (UL)


 About 2 min , 220 m

5:47 PM

University of Limerick

Castletroy, Limerick, V94 T9PX

Option 2

5:57 PM

Annacotty Shopping Centre Limerick

308Glentworth, William Street

 4 min (4 stops)

6:01 PM

Castletroy Traffic Lights


If you would like more information about our overall project go to




Is training provided?: Yes

Please note that Garda Vetting is required for this position.

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

Essential volunteer criteria:

Ability to work in a flexible learning environment

Ability to communicate clearly and motivate students in a small group in a one to one basis.

Punctuality and reliability

Initiative and ability to work independently

An interest in social inclusion and education.

Patience, especially in facilitating student learning

Willingness to work under supervised guidance and direction

Ability to establish and maintain clear boundaries in facilitating educational support

Availability for a minimum of 2 hours per week during each week of the program.

Volunteer Responsibilities:

We ask that volunteers commit to at least two hours/one day a week at the Homework Club.

Volunteers should sign in and out of homework club ensuring to record time spent at homework club.

Arrive on time to the homework club on the days you have committed to and do your best to ensure that you are there each week so as not to disappoint the children who will be expecting to see you.

Notify the coordinator of any absences that may occur. The primary method of communication is via email at Please get in touch if you know that you will be absent so we can try to arrange a replacement volunteer.

Be patient with the children and do your best to answer any questions that they may have.

Encourage the students to do their homework/study. 

Skills required for this role:

Qualities – supporting the homework club is a major responsibility that requires an individual who is efficient, sensible, trustworthy, organised, friendly and responsible.

Additional information to be included upon induction.

Details of time commitment needed for role:
Tuesday 3.30pm to 5.30pm Wednesday 3.30pm to 5.30pm Thursday 3.30pm to 5.30 pm Times are in line with the acedemic timetable.

Minimum time commitment per week:
2 hour p/week

Additional screening required for this role:
Interviews will be available to the correct candidates.


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

Name: Suzanne Roche

Address: Gateway to Education Homework Club, Address Aisling Annacotty Sports Facility, Annacotty, Castletroy, Limerick


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