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Volunteer Teacher


Volunteer Teacher

Cork Life Centre


At a Glance

  • Start Date:26/02/2020
  • End Date:22/05/2020
  • Closing date:22/05/2020
  • Post Updated:03/03/2020
  • Min Hours:2 per week
  • Role Type:Youth work



Do you have time to volunteer, teaching Junior & Leaving Cert subjects on a 1:1 basis?

Are you good at building positive relationships and motivating people?

Do you have interest in Teaching, Counselling, Youth & Community Work or Social Work?

The Cork Life Centre is now recruiting Volunteers for the new academic year Sept 2019 to May 2020.

Come Join our Team! Email your CV

* The Cork Life Centre is a Voluntary Organisation which supports 12-18 year olds who for multiple reasons have not thrived in the mainstream educational setting

* An alternative Centre of education, the Life Centre prepares young people for state exams following the National Junior & Leaving Cert Curriculum.

* The Centre offers 1:1 tuition & supports student’s holistic needs through counselling & outreach work.

* At the Centre, students learn vital social & life skills; develop positive trusting relationships with peers and staff; build resilience, confidence & self-belief

* Our environment is ‘home like’ open & accepting, our relationships are based on mutual respect, our aim to encourage students’ to reach their full potential

Is training provided?: Yes

Please note that Garda Vetting is required for this position.

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

Teaching Young People One to One or in small groups in preparation for their Junior Cert and Leaving Certificate exams. Subjects include: English, Irish, Maths, History, Geography, CSPE, Modern Foreign Languages, Science, Home Economics, Art, Woodwork, Music, Business.

Skills required for this role:

Attributes & Skills Required

- Experience or interest in Teaching, Counselling, Youth & Community Work or Social Work.

- Ability/skills to teach subjects to Junior Certification level on a 1:1 basis.

- Be caring, enthusiastic and non-judgemental in their approach to people.

- Have the ability to build relationships and motivate vulnerable young people.

Life Centre provides Volunteer Teachers - Induction Programme

- On going Support / Advice / Recognition/ Supervision and mentoring

- In house and externally Certificated Training Opportunities

- Our Volunteers gain substantial and invaluable work experience to develop their Careers

Details of time commitment needed for role:
1 Afternoon per week, 2.30 - 4.30 Mon - Thurs

Minimum time commitment per week:
2 hour p/week

Additional screening required for this role:
- Be committed to fulfilling our minimum availability requirement Screening Details for Volunteer Teacher Role - Application Form - Informal Interview - References - Complete Irish Garda Vetting and if lived overseas must also provide Police Vetting from relevant country.


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

Name: Don O Leary

Address: Cork Life Centre, 6 Winter's Hill, Sunday's Well Road

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