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Simon School Speaker

Dundalk Simon Community

About Dundalk Simon Community

To assist people at risk of becoming homeless; campaigning for legislative and policy change; provide quality care and accommodation.

What's Involved

Act as an ambassador for the Simon Community in talks and events run in Schools and Colleges across the Louth, Cavan and Monaghan areas. Commit to performing numerous school talks throughout the academic year.

What's required for this position

Good communication skills Ability to work with Microsoft PowerPoint. Experience speaking to groups of people Some knowledge of the Irish school system Knowledge of the social context within which Simon works would be an advantage

  • Community Development/ Social work
  • Education/ Training
  • Personable Skills

Level of English required for this role:
Fluent English

Times and commitment required for this role


Minimum time commitment: Flexible

Hours required: 4hrs Weekly

Other Details

Location of volunteering opportunity:
School talks take place in various different schools. Usually these are restricted to the applicant's local area.

Also available in these counties
Cavan, Louth, Monaghan

Screening details for this role:

  • Garda Vetting
  • Informal Interviews
  • Application Form
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)

Volunteers will be provided with the following supports:

  • Support/ advice/ recognition
  • Initial induction and training

Age restrictions:
Over 18

Is this opportunity suitable for groups/teams of volunteers?

Benefits you will receive as a volunteer

Volunteering with the Simon Community is an extremely rewarding experience. School talks are vital to our work, as we find it incredibly important that our young adults are aware of the issues surrounding those without a home.

  • This opportunity is posted by:
  • Volunteer Centre: Louth
Volunteer Ireland is delighted to acknowledge the support of:
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