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Writing Mentor


Writing Mentor

Fighting Words


At a Glance

  • Start Date:22/02/2021
  • End Date:28/05/2021
  • Closing date:28/05/2021
  • Post Updated:22/02/2021
  • Min Hours:Flexible
  • Role Type:Arts – music, drama, crafts

Requirements:An interest in working with children and young people in a creative environment and good listening skills


Fighting Words volunteers act as mentors and facilitate the creativity of the children and young people who attend our programmes. FW mentors offer help and advice to primary and secondary school students as they write – their time and attention is a huge resource. They are the voice of encouragement as students hone their skills at telling stories. All our workshops are run by teams of volunteer tutors with roles assigned for the daily workshops. For 2020-2021, our workshops have gone online!

There is no minimum time commitment – Fighting Words volunteer tutors sign up for as many workshops as suit their schedules using our online calendar.

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:

Assisting children and/or young with the practical and creative aspects of creative writing

Offering advice and encouragement

Skills required for this role:

An interest in working with children and young people in a creative environment and good listening skills

Details of time commitment needed for role:
Weekday mornings and afternoons and occasional weekend opportunities. Volunteering is completely flexible - volunteers choose the days and times they come in using our online calendar. There is no minimum commitment.

Minimum time commitment per week:
3 hour p/week

Additional screening required for this role:
All prospective volunteers are required to complete the Fighting Words volunteer application form and attend an informal interview and complete a two-hour training session. Garda vetting is mandatory - but don't worry - we will explain the process and provide the forms!


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

Name: Sara Bennett

Address: Fighting Words, Behan Square, 12-16 Russell Street, Dublin 1


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