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Volunteers needed for Big Brother Big Sister Mentoring Programme

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Volunteers needed for Big Brother Big Sister Mentoring Programme

Foróige, Big Brother Big Sister Programme

Galway

At a Glance

  • Start Date:28/05/2018
  • End Date:30/04/2019
  • Closing date:25/05/2019
  • Post Updated:28/05/2018
  • Min Hours:1-2 hours weekly
  • Role Type:Mentoring/Befriending

Requirements:1 Year Commitment required. Proof of ID and Address to be submitted with Vetting Invitation, Application form

Description

Big Brother Big Sister is an internationally renowned youth mentoring programme that forms supportive friendships between a young person and an adult volunteer.

Volunteers are asked to share one to two hours a week with their little brother/sister. The initial commitment is for one year. All volunteers are carefully screened and receive training and support throughout the friendship. 

The young people invovled are aged 10-18 years and are from a variety of backgrounds, they would benefit from developing a friendship with a caring adult outside of their family.

Volunteers and young people are matched based on common interests/hobbies and complimentary personalities. Together, you can decide on the type of activities that you would like to do; go for coffee, play sport, do arts and crafts, play computer games, listen to music....

Is training provided?: Yes

Please note that Garda Vetting is required for this position.

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

Meet with young person weekly for 1 - 2 hours, arrange meetings and communicate this to parent and young person, engage in activities and plan activities in consulatation with young person. 

Maintain communication throughout friendship with staff person.

Skills required for this role:

Good communication skills.

Enthusiasm. 

Motivation. 

Interest and belief in working with young people.

Patience 

Details of time commitment needed for role:
Evenings/ Weekends. Meeting times are flexible and depend on what suits the volunteer and young person.

Minimum time commitment per week:
1 hour p/week

Additional screening required for this role:
Application, references, interview. Training once application is successful.

Contact

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

Name: Dawn Lally

Address: Foróige, Big Brother Big Sister Programme, Westside Community Resource Centre, Westside, Galway

Website: http://www.foroige.ie/bbbs

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