About Special Heroes Ireland
Special Heroes Ireland is a Non-Profit Voluntary Organisation. It was established in 2015 in Galway City.
The organisation has been developed to provide support services for families who have children with additional needs or disabilities, some of whom have experienced long periods of separation due to extended stays in hospital.
The mission of Special Heroes is to support children with additional needs and those facing long term illness, up to the age of 18 years and their families through peer-socialisation, educational and recreational activities.
The objectives are to promote positive mental health and well-being of the family unit through educational and recreational activities, music, art, mindfulness. peer-to-peer support and therapeutic play as well as parental/guardian(s) support mechanisms.
Our goals are to provide support services for families in the field of mental health, family support and community development.
Special Heroes Ireland operates on a wellness approach and are supported by a multi-disciplinary team of fully trained professionals.
We are hosting a homework club which will commence September 2016. Our target audience will be students (from 8 - 18). During this time our volunteers will assist the students with their homework - this means supporting their learning, not to do it for them. .
What's required for this position
Whether you completed your secondary school or did 3rd level education, we can involve you. What we require is commitment to the sessions applied for; patience and understanding. Please note that our volunteers must be over 18 years of age. You will be Garda vetted before you can start with this program.
- Education/ Training
- Personable Skills
- Youth/ Childcare
Level of English required for this role:
Times and commitment required for this role
Minimum time commitment: 3 months
Hours required: 3hrs Weekly
Location of volunteering opportunity:
Westside Community Development Resource Centre, Seamus Quirke Road, Galway
Also available in these counties
Screening details for this role:
- Garda Vetting
- Informal Interviews
- Application Form
- Identification Check (photo ID etc…)
Volunteers will be provided with the following supports:
- Support/ advice/ recognition
- Initial induction and training
- Insurance cover
- Ongoing training opportunities
Volunteers with the following challenges will be supported in this role
Is this opportunity suitable for groups/teams of volunteers?
Benefits you will receive as a volunteer
Volunteering with Special Heroes Ireland will allow for the increase of skills, self development and personal satisfaction. In addition, other exciting volunteering opportunities arise which they can apply for.
City bus (red) services this area. You can also take the 405 and walk up to Seamus Quirke Road.