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STAND | Suas Educational Development


At a Glance

  • Start Date:06/07/2023
  • End Date:07/09/2023
  • Closing date:12/06/2023
  • Post Updated:04/04/2023
  • Min Hours:20
  • Role Type:Youth work



Change starts with an idea!

In a world where we see conflicts and crises unfolding before our eyes, it’s easy to feel discouraged and powerless. But the truth is that we all have the potential to make a positive impact in our communities and beyond. We all have the power to become changemakers. By embracing this concept of being a changemaker, you too can tap into this powerful force for transformation and progress.

If you feel called to make a positive impact; if you have an idea to bring about change, but don’t know where to start; if you have a project or initiative that you want to take to the next level in a supportive and welcoming environment…

Then the Ideas Collective is for you!

The Ideas Collective is STAND’s summer boot camp for changemakers. Over the course of three weekends, we take students and recent graduates on a process of training, collaboration and reflection to develop impactful action projects for social and environmental change. It is the perfect space to explore and implement your hopes, ideas and your current projects for positive change.

You Are…

  • A third level student currently studying in Ireland, or a recent graduate (within the last 12 months)
  • Interested in global justice issues and in creating a more equal and sustainable world
  • Looking to start or develop a social or environmental project, and in search of support and guidance to do so
  • Ready to step out of your comfort zone and be challenged

You May Be...

  • A volunteer, campaigner, social justice advocate or creative practitioner (or would like to be!) or someone in a leadership role on your campus
  • Looking to connect with a supportive community and peer network to learn from and lean on
  • Interested in the seed funding to take your project to the next level

2023 Thematic Areas
This year we welcome projects, or project ideas, that relate to the following areas:

  • Women & Gender Equality (SDG 5)
  • Migration & Integration (SDG 10)
  • Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions (SDG 16)
  • Global Health & Mental Wellbeing (SDG 3)
  • Quality Education (SDG 4)
  • Climate Action (SDG 13)

If your idea does not relate to one of these areas, just get in touch to chat with us – we’d love to hear about your project or idea and you may still be able to join the programme!

Is training provided?: Yes

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

  • 3 weekends of in person training sessions
  • Online support between sessions
  • Talks & guidance by experienced facilitators & experts
  • The chance to develop valuable personal and professional skills
  • Support to developing your pitch
  • An opportunity to win seed funding to take your porject or idea to the next level

Skills required for this role:


  • Be living in the Republic of Ireland
  • Be enrolled in an Irish third-level institution OR be a recent graduate of an Irish third-level institution (graduating within the last 12 months)
  • Be able to fully participate in all group sessions
  • Commit at least 3 hours/week (outside the workshops) to working on your project
  • Be committed to exploring issues from a global perspective, be ready to engage with like-minded individuals to learn from each other and be ready to see your project/your idea come true!

Details of time commitment needed for role:
WELCOME EVENING: Thursday, 6 July 3 weekends from July to August - Sat 15th & Sun 16th July: Weekend 1 (in person, Dublin City Centre) - Sat 29 & Sun 30th July: Weekend 2 (in person, Dublin City Centre) - Sat 19th & Sun 20th August: Weekend 3 (in person, Dublin City Centre) We may have some online calls in between sessions SHOWCASE: Thursday, 7 September 2023

Minimum time commitment per week:
3 hour p/week


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

Name: Amanda Marques

Address: STAND | Suas Educational Development, 25 Upper Mount Street


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