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Summer Project Volunteer with children

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Summer Project Volunteer with children

Solas Project

Dublin

At a Glance

  • Start Date:12/07/2022
  • End Date:18/08/2022
  • Closing date:31/05/2022
  • Post Updated:11/04/2022
  • Min Hours:one day per week
  • Role Type:Community Development

Requirements:- Enjoys interacting and playing with children - Brings a sense of enthusiasm and energy - Is reliable, patient, resilient and flexible

Description

Solas Project's vision is to see an Ireland where all children and young people truly know their self-worth and can take full advantage of their potential.

We recognise that, due to societal inequalities, all young people in Ireland do not have access to the same opportunities. As a result, many are prevented from reaching their full potential. We build long term relationships with children and young people at risk of being marginalised by society, specifically through the education, employment and justice systems. We deliver a range of innovative and holistic interventions from childhood, through adolescence and into early adulthood. We seek to equip and empower young people to live life to the full and decide how they want to make a meaningful contribution to society. Alongside these supports, we advocate for societal change to tackle the inequalities that allow young people in Ireland to grow up at a disadvantage.

The Club is designed to support children to grow up to be healthy, confident and caring members of their community—and to thrive, despite challenging circumstances.

During July and August we take the children who attend the Club during the year on daily adventures as part of our Summer Project.

Volunteer with us for 6 days over a 6-week summer programme of fun and adventure for children aged 5 – 10 who live in inner city Dublin. Enable these children make the most out of their long summer holidays.

We’re running Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 12th July until 18th August.

If you are interested in this volunteer role, please apply here and Emily from Solas will be in touch.

Is training provided?: Yes

Please note that Garda Vetting is required for this position which will be processed with you after you apply.

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

What's involved in this role?

  • Having fun with the children!
  • Helping supervise children during travel to/from destination and during activities.
  • Attending day trips with transport from city centre provided.
  • Water activities, sports and teamwork.

Skills required for this role:

We are looking for someone who…

  • Enjoys interacting and playing with children.
  • Brings a sense of enthusiasm and energy.
  • Is reliable, patient, resilient and flexible.
  • Gently encourages all children to participate in and enjoy their day.

Details of time commitment needed for role:
DATES: 12th-14th July (Week One), 19th-21st July (Week Two), 26th-28th July (Week Three), 2nd-4th August (Week Four), 9th-11th August (Week Five), 16th-18th August (Week Six) HOURS: 9.30am – 4pm Minimum commitment: 6 full days We ask that you commit six full days over the course of the six weeks, it can be one day per week, or 6 days in a row.

Minimum time commitment per week:
6 hour p/week

Additional screening required for this role:
Application Form, Garda Vetting, ID, Informal Interview, References

Contact

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

Name: Emily McVicker

Address: Solas Project, Unit One Liberty View Dublin 8

Website: solasproject.com/volunteer

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