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Youth Work Volunteer


Youth Work Volunteer

Rahoon Family Centre


At a Glance

  • Start Date:01/06/2021
  • End Date:30/07/2021
  • Closing date:24/07/2021
  • Post Updated:31/05/2021
  • Min Hours:3 hours per week
  • Role Type:Youth work

Requirements:Garda Vetting


Thank you for your interest in volunteering with the Rahoon Family Centre. 

Our Centre is a community-based project with charitable status committed to providing a quality service to support the targeted needs of youth and their families, in the West-side area of Galway.
Our service is grounded in the Hardiker Model Framework where we aim to meet the universal and targeted needs of our participants, within the context of the service provided.

As a volunteer we would ask you to ethically support the youth in our service and help provide a safe, welcoming non-judgemental space to allow young people from all ethnic backgrounds to build relationships and understanding, improve communication through recreational and cultural programmes.

Our programmes run throughout the year, each weekday, from 2.00pm - 6.16 pm 

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:

  • ROLE TITLE: Youth Work Volunteer 
  • Facilitate creative Art, Craft, Conversational Language, Sports, Home Economic's, Weird Science projects and help maintain our Health and Safety Processes during our weekly Face to Face Sessions and/or on outdoor excursions. 
  • Act as mentor to the youth and guide them in a positive manner during our sessions. 

Skills required for this role:

Do you have a skill you would like to share One Evening Per Week? 

  • Art / graffiti art...We aim to create a Graffiti Wall and 
  • Foreign languages...such as conversational French, Irish, Spanish that could help the young people with their Oral exams? 
  • Sports, dance, drama, music...
  • Computer skills / basic Coding...SCRATCH
  • Home Economics: practical skills or cookery?


Do you have a favourite hobby...or a passion that you would like to share with some incredible young people?


Would you like to gain experience in a real life setting for your college placement??

Then we would love you to join our team in providing a safe, welcoming non-judgemental space; that allow young people from all ethnic backgrounds to build relationships and understanding, improve communication through recreational and cultural programmes.

Details of time commitment needed for role:
Monday, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 3.00pm to 6.00pm * We ask Volunteers to consider committing to the same day each week. *Times may vary during Halloween, Easter and Summer to facilitate excursions and day trips.

Minimum time commitment per week:
2 hour p/week

Additional screening required for this role:
* A brief outline of your skills or a CV * Two references - any of the following are acceptable:  - current or former employer  - former volunteering position  - tutor  - summer work/internship


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

Name: Sylvia O'Connor

Address: Rahoon Family Centre, 44 Droim Chaoin


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