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Foroige Youth Mentor - Big Brother/Big Sister - County Wide

Foroige Big Brother Big Sister Programme

About Foroige Big Brother Big Sister Programme

This programme is operated by Foroige, the National Youth Development Organisation. The Big Brother Big Sister Mentoring Programme is a professionally supported friendship programme for young people aged 10-18. It operates by matching adult volunteers in the community with young people who require a little extra support in their lives. Volunteers are asked to develop a friendship and create new opportunities for young people. The young person and adult volunteer are matched-up based on common interests and personalities. They meet once a week for a year and together decide on the type of activities that they would like to do.

What's Involved

Big Brother Big Sister Volunteers are asked to spend one or two hours a week with a young person. Participants are between the ages of 10 and 18 and are individuals who would benefit from developing a friendship with a caring adult outside of their family.

Together the adult and the young person will decide on the type of activities they would like to do ... go for coffee, play football, do arts and crafts, play computer games or listen to music.

This role can be flexible for both the mentor and the young person; meetings will happen at a place and time that is mutually convenient.

You can read more about Big Brother Big Sister at

What's required for this position

Good range of hobbies and interests

Outgoing Friendly Flexible Committed

Desirable Experience:

  • Community Development/ Social work
  • Hospitality/ Befriending
  • Youth/ Childcare

Level of English required for this role:
Fluent English

Times and commitment required for this role


Minimum time commitment: 1 year

Hours required: 1hrs Weekly

Other Details

Location of volunteering opportunity:

Screening details for this role:

  • Formal Interview
  • Garda Vetting
  • References
  • Application Form

Volunteers will be provided with the following supports:

  • Support/ advice/ recognition
  • Supervision
  • Initial induction and training
  • Reimbursement of expenses
  • Insurance cover
  • Ongoing training opportunities

Age restrictions:
Over 18

Benefits you will receive as a volunteer

Volunteers will have an opportunity to develop frienship with a young person, share common interests and try new things. It's great fun, you'll do things that you haven't done in years

Apply Now Click the apply now button to register your interest in this opportunity.
  • This opportunity is posted by:
  • Contact person: Louise McPhillips
  • Organisation: Foroige Big Brother Big Sister Programme
  • Email:
  • Phone: 086-0481992
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