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‘Sports Saturday’ Youth Programme

Sports & Recreation

‘Sports Saturday’ Youth Programme

Westside Youth Project - Youth Work Ireland, Galway


At a Glance

  • Start Date:27/01/2018
  • End Date:24/03/2018
  • Closing date:17/03/2018
  • Post Updated:12/01/2018
  • Min Hours:2
  • Role Type:Youth work

Requirements:An interest in sport and knowledge of basic skills in football, GAA, basketball, athletics etc.


Youth Work Ireland Galway, through our Westside Youth Project will facilitate a sports and physical activity programme in Westside, Galway City.  The goal of the programme is to introduce young people to a variety of sports and types of physical activity, with the overall aim to introduce them to a Club or other sustainable method of maintaining physical activity. We are looking for volunteers to assist us on Saturday mornings, not every week as we can arrange a rota by availability and the topic sport/activity that week.

Activity is vital for postive physical and mental health and well-being.  We hope to enable young people to be active within their community and encourage them to continue their chosen activity or sport in a local club or community group. 

Is training provided?: Yes

Please note that Garda Vetting is required for this position.

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

Set up of sports, games

Get equipment organised

Facilitate a sport group/physical activity session with a youth worker

Support young people with skills development and understanding the chosen sport/activity

Empowering young people, through your verbal and non-verbal support, to be their healthiest-selves. 

Skills required for this role:

Garda Vetting is necessary

Any sport skills, knowledge or experience.  Experience in coaching and training would be super. 

GAA, Soccer, Basketball, Athletics, Rugby/Tag knowledge and skills

Health and well-being knowledge is welcomed

Details of time commitment needed for role:
Saturday Mornings 10am to 12pm

Minimum time commitment per week:
2 hour p/week

Additional screening required for this role:
Application Form Garda Vetting References


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

Name: Laura Lee

Address: Westside Youth Project - Youth Work Ireland, Galway , Corrach Buí Community Centre, Circular Road, Rahoon


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