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Sanctuary Volunteer


Sanctuary Volunteer

Schools of Sanctuary


At a Glance

  • Start Date:17/09/2020
  • End Date:22/04/2021
  • Closing date:20/01/2021
  • Post Updated:07/09/2020
  • Min Hours:1 hour per week
  • Role Type:Teaching/Tutoring



Are you passionate about Intercultural education and want to share it with others? The Schools of Sanctuary Programme at NUI Galway is looking for passionate volunteers to plan and/or assist with informal virtual workshops during the academic year.

A few possible topics include:

  • Intercultural Education
  • Intercultural Music/Drama
  • Intercultural Art/Creativity

Let us know if you have any other ideas for workshops!!

About the Schools of Sanctuary Programme at NUI Galway:

Creating Places of Sanctuary while Promoting Pathways into Higher Education.

A School of Sanctuary is a school that is committed to creating a safe, welcoming, and inclusive environment that benefits everybody, including anyone in its community who is seeking sanctuary. It is a school that helps it students, staff, parents, and the wider community to understand what it means to be seeking sanctuary, extend a welcome to everyone regardless of their status while promoting pathways into Higher Education.

The programme partners with DES schools (Primary/Post Primary) and aims to provide opportunities for key target audiences, such as students from diverse disadvantaged backgrounds to celebrate cultural diversity while promoting pathways into higher education.

Is training provided?: Yes

Please note that Garda Vetting is required for this position.

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

The volunteer will be expected to prepare and deliver informal virtual workshops to primary and/or post-primary students. Support in preparing, booking, and delivering the workshop will be provided. 

Volunteers will be asked to provide a CV and a brief description of your proposed workshop.

Skills required for this role:

  • Good communication skills
  • Passion for Intercultural education
  • Strong IT skills
  • Teamwork
  • Reliability
  • Initiative
  • Flexibility

Details of time commitment needed for role:
Volunteers can run a one-hour workshop or a weekly series of workshops.

Minimum time commitment per week:
1 hour p/week

Additional screening required for this role:
Volunteers will be asked to provide a CV and a brief description of your proposed workshop.


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

Name: Owen Ward

Address: Schools of Sanctuary , Access Centre, NUI Galway


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