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Sanctuary Runners Sligo

About Sanctuary Runners Sligo

The Sanctuary Runners enable Irish People to run alongside, and in solidarity with, those in Direct Provision thereby fostering friendship, positivity and respect while bringing greater awareness to the system in which asylum seekers live. A non-profit organisation run solely by volunteers we aim to use sport, and running in particular, to build bridges between communities and to show we are all equal.

What's Involved

This Role will involve meeting and greeting the Sanctuary Runners each week at Park Run. You can introduce the runners to one another and see how everyone is doing. You will also encourage the runners to stay and chat after the run and perhaps go for a coffee. The role will be on a rota basis so you can choose your days on a Sat morning 9.30 am when you are free.

Sanctuary Runners brings together Irish people and asylum seekers in Direct Provision enabling them to run on the same Sanctuary Runners team. We are non-political and our focus is on humanitarianism and positive action. The positive impact of physical exercise and the normality brought by running shoulder-to-shoulder with others benefits asylum seekers and Irish runners alike.

What's required for this position

Friendly, outgoing and helpful. We're not too serious so we encourage people to have fun and really enjoy themselves.

  • Personable Skills

Level of English required for this role:
Fluent English

Times and commitment required for this role

MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening

Minimum time commitment: Flexible

Hours required: 2hrs

Other Details

Location of volunteering opportunity:
Doorly Park, Sligo

Screening details for this role:

  • Informal Interviews

Volunteers will be provided with the following supports:

  • Initial induction and training

Age restrictions:
Over 18

Is this opportunity suitable for groups/teams of volunteers?
No

Benefits you will receive as a volunteer

The positive impact of physical exercise and the normality brought by running shoulder-to-shoulder with others benefits asylum seekers and Irish runners alike.

Getting there

54.2668483 -8.4546614

  • This opportunity is posted by:
  • Contact person: Sally Donnelly
  • Organisation: Sanctuary Runners Sligo
  • Email: sanctuaryrunnerssligo@gmail.com
  • Phone: 0876725220.
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