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Volunteer

School Visit Ambassador

Human Rights/Justice

School Visit Ambassador

Focus Ireland

National

At a Glance

  • Start Date:14/02/2018
  • End Date:31/05/2018
  • Closing date:31/03/2018
  • Post Updated:16/02/2018
  • Min Hours:2/3 visits per month
  • Role Type:Youth work

Requirements:• Excellent oral and written communication skills. • Ability to empathize with the cause and connect with teenagers. • Enthusiasm and commit

Description

Location: Dublin, Sligo, Waterford, Cork, Limerick

Reporting to: School Talks Co-Ordinator, Advocacy Department, Focus Ireland

Duration: 12 months

Time Commitment: Time commitment will depend on volunteer’s availability and demand for school talks. Adhoc, as and when needed during school hours. Estimated 4 p/w at most

Overall Responsibility

To deliver schools visits.
Educate students on the issues of homelessness.
Encourage students to volunteer in community fundraising and other activities.

Person Specification

Ability to work with and motivate young students.
Self-directed and an ability to work independently.
Professional but welcoming manner.
A team player with an open and flexible attitude.

Training, Support and Supervision

You will receive an induction to the organisation and the event prior to starting the role.
You will receive training on how to conduct school visits.
You will receive on-going support from the school talks co-ordinator.

Benefits

Personal development.
Opportunity to build up your work experience.
Opportunity to work in and learn about the voluntary sector.
Opportunity to work with a successful national charity.
The chance to contribute towards the personal development of the young students you will be working with in schools.
While developing your work experience you will be helping raise needed funds towards homelessness in Ireland.

Expectations

You conduct yourself in a professional manner.
You are respectful towards all volunteers, community groups, school students, companies that he/she works with throughout the duration of the role.
Good time keeping.
A commitment for the duration of the campaign.
Be reliable and available to deliver talks during school hours as needed
Maintain regular updates and communication with his/her supervisor.

Is training provided?: Yes

Please note that Garda Vetting is required for this position.

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

Deliver engaging and educational secondary school visits locally.  These talks aim to help develop students’ understanding of homelessness and also to break down any stereotypes they may have about people who are homeless.
Motivate students to participate in community fundraising in their local area or organise an event in their school.
Report weekly to the school talks co-ordinator.
Update the school visit database and advise of any follow up needed.

Skills required for this role:

Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Ability to empathize with the cause and connect with teenagers.
Enthusiasm and commitment to Focus Ireland’s mission.
Experience in delivering school workshops or programmes is not essential but preferable. All training will be provided.

Details of time commitment needed for role:
Depending on availability of speaker and frequency of school requests but within school hours Mon-Fri.

Minimum time commitment per week:
3 hour p/week

Additional screening required for this role:
Application form, Interview, Garda vetting

Contact

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

Name: Fay White

Address: Focus Ireland, 9-12 High Street

Website: https://www.focusireland.ie/

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