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Youth Leaders for Foróige Clubs in Templeogue

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Youth Leaders for Foróige Clubs in Templeogue

Foróige

Dublin

At a Glance

  • Start Date:14/02/2017
  • Closing date:30/06/2018
  • Post Updated:15/02/2017
  • Min Hours:2-3 hours per week (evening time)
  • Role Type:Youth work

Requirements:Experience as a Teenager desirable! Someone who puts a value on supporting young people with their development

Description

Foróige is one of Ireland's largest national youth organsiaitons. The organisation engages with young people aged 10-18 yrs old nationwide

Our organisation services - 
Volunteer led Clubs / Cafés 
Local Youth Services 
Local Youth Development Projects
Garda Diversion Programmes
Drugs Prevention Programmes
 Neighbourhood Youth Projects

Foróige operates approximately 600 volunteer led youth clubs across the countr

We involve nearly 50,000 young people in our work and this is supported by approx 5,000 volunteers who help us reach this number annually.

Your role as a volunteer Youth Leader:

* We place a huge emphasis on the role a volunteer adult can play as a Guide, Mentor and Facilitator for a young person, hence the vested title of Leader

As a Youth Leader with Foróige, you will  be part of a team (sometimes a new one or joining an existing group) who provide the framework for a fun, dynamic, positive space for young people. To develop ideas for club activities with the team and young people. To be actively involved in the youth group session. To take ownership and responsibility for the club and to be its guardian, from making sure to arrive on time for the club session to knowing where the first aid kit is! To be available for any additional extra youth group based activities, volunteer training and Foróige volunteer support meetings.

Is training provided?: Yes

Please note that Garda Vetting is required for this position.

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

* Helping develop a good fun positive club structure, which allows young people to have the opportunity to be themselvse, have fun, make friends, learn vital life skills (teamwork, communication, leadership) and to be encouraged to participate in a range of different actiivities and experiences that can broaden their wolrld horizons

* Woprking with a team of adult leaders and young people in parnterhsip

* Contributing to ideas and taking on duties to ensure club activities can be realised

* Attending and committing to the club insofar as college life allows! The more you give, the more you receive 

Skills required for this role:

* Someone passionate for young people and their development

* Previous experience in working with young people desirable but not essential

* Team player, self starter, someone who is creative and innovative

* Good sense of humour

* Acctive listener

* Willingness to step up to be a guardian to ensure the wellbeing and sustainability of a club

Details of time commitment needed for role:
Choose one of the following Local Templeogue CLubs! Ultra Fusion Templeogue (Club for teens with ASD, 12-16 yr olds) Monday evenings 7:15-8:45 pm The Small Giants Templeogue (12-14 yr olds) Tuesdays 6:30-8:30pm The Swamp Templeogue (15-18 yr olds) Tuesdays 7:30-9:30pm The Little Einsteins (10-12 yr olds) Thursdays 6-8:30pm

Minimum time commitment per week:
3 hour p/week

Additional screening required for this role:
Application Form, Garda Vetting Form, Informal Interview, Required Volunteer Induction Training

Contact

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

Name: Claire Hutchinson

Address: Foróige, Block 12 D Joyce Way, Park West, Dublin 12

Website: http://foroige.ie

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