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Youth Council Members

Health and wellbeing

Youth Council Members

The Shona Project


At a Glance

  • Start Date:24/02/2017
  • Closing date:28/02/2018
  • Post Updated:27/02/2017
  • Min Hours:5 hours per month
  • Role Type:Youth work

Requirements:An interest in womens issues, and a desire to help others.


The Shona Project is a non-profit organisation which aims to help young Irish women through all the challenges they face such as bullying, anxiety and depression, body image, school stress, family challenges etc. We do this through school workshops, events and through our busy and rapidly expanding website and social media challenges. Our website serves three functions; providing information and advice, sharing and celebrating positive female role models and providing girls with a forum to share their own stories. Examples of these can be read here

We are currently looking for members for our youth council who will help to inform decisions on teh direction our organisation will take, and to act as ambassadors.

We also invite young women and/or professionals to write short posts providing information and advice on any of the challenges mentioned above. This can include personal accounts (anonymous if required), advice from professionals (doctors, counsellors, teachers, etc), or pieces regarding relevant news, events etc. We encourage suggestions or ideas on other themes, or subjects that should be considered.

Is training provided?: Yes

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

Feel free to set your own agenda, we hope you will get something from your involvement with us, and set your own agenda. 

Skills required for this role:

An interest in helping young girls, and a desire to inspire and empower others.

An interest in cultural and social issues.

Details of time commitment needed for role:
We are flexible as we hope our council members will contribute when time allows, and work around exams and other commitments.

Minimum time commitment per week:
1 hour p/week


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

Name: Tammy Darcy

Address: The Shona Project, Waterford


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