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Youth leaders


Youth leaders



At a Glance

  • Start Date:08/09/2022
  • End Date:31/12/2022
  • Closing date:01/01/2023
  • Post Updated:10/09/2022
  • Min Hours:1 meeting per month at a minimum
  • Role Type:Youth work

Requirements:Have a passion for fighting the climate crisis!


SAUTI-Youth is an initiative which aims to support youth led monitoring of local government commitments on climate action linking Galway and Tanga, Tanzania. Young people are provided with skills to monitor their local government’s climate action commitment and spending, and empowered to dialog with local authorities so that young people’s voice is taken into consideration while decisions about their future are made.

We do this through the Citizen Voice and Action (CVA) approach. CVA begins by building capacity among young people on climate policy before gathering to identify issues they hope to change. Young people then go out to gather data and assess progress on policy commitments before rating the progress of the local authority through score cards. This forms the basis for an interface meeting between young people and the local representatives, and developing an action plan to follow up on policy objectives. SAUTI-Youth work with a number of groups across Galway City and County, with youth leaders act as a focal point for each group and the environmental issues they aim to address in their local areas.

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:

We’re looking for youth leaders from a variety of backgrounds and skills to support us in our events over the coming months into 2023. These include:

  • Volunteers to assist with event management and stewarding at a citywide youth climate assembly in University of Galway on 15th November.
  • Attend meetings and support youth workers with weekly group facilitation of youth activities in Galway City and County, including Loughrea and Ballinasloe.
  • Draft communications and update social media platforms.
  • Opportunities to participate in trainings and project visits abroad including a visit to Portugal as part of the “Young GreEntrepeneurs” youth exchange in November 2022 and January 2023.

After volunteering, participants will:

  • Develop an in-depth understanding of the climate challenges facing Ireland and how they are addressed in policy.
  • Be able to apply our Citizen Voice and Action (CVA) model in advocacy work.
  • Be confident in their capacity to facilitate groups.
  • Have cultivated critical thinking skills.
  • Be awarded a certificate reflecting the time volunteered with SAUTI-Youth and the skills developed in that time.
  • Event management and logistical planning.

Skills required for this role:

Ideally applicants will:

  • Demonstrate an interest in striving for climate justice.
  • Enjoy supporting young people to articulate their needs and visions around the climate crisis.
  • Have some experience in event management and / or group facilitation.
  • Be passionate about social justice and understand the challenges of working with vulnerable and marginalised communities.

Details of time commitment needed for role:
Times vary but generally different groups meet at regular times agreed by all attending. Those committing to assist in day-long events will be asked to attend for the duration of the event.

Minimum time commitment per week:
2 hour p/week

Additional screening required for this role:
Successful applicants working with young people under the age of 18 will be required to undergo Garda Vetting in order to be eligible to volunteer with SAUTI-Youth.


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

Name: Chris Nolan

Address: SAUTI-Youth, Youth Work Ireland Galway, SCCUL Enterprise Centre, Castlepark Rd, Ballybane, Galway.


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