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Cork Life Centre

About Cork Life Centre

Cork Life Centre is a voluntary organisation that offers a second chance at education to early-school leavers. They cater for young people between the ages of 12-18 years who for various reasons have not thrived in a mainstream educational setting.

The Centre and its staff offer their students 1:1 tuition in the core Junior and Leaving Cert subjects and support them in their preparation for these State Exams. Their approach to education is a holistic one and they value the social education of their young people as much as the academic. They endeavour to provide students with an open and accepting environment in which to encourage them to reach their full potential; to learn vital social and life skills; to develop positive trusting relationships with peers and staff; and to support them with issues.

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What's Involved

Volunteers will work one on one with early school leavers, preparing them for their Junior and Leaving Certificate examinations while also focusing on social and personal development.

Subjects taught include: English / Irish / French / German / Spanish / Japanese / Geography / History / CSPE / Home Econ Art / Music / Science / Maths / Business / Woodwork/Construction Studies / Computer Studies

Volunteers are required for the academic year Sept 2018 to May 2019:
Day: Mon-Fri, 9.30-2.30/3.30. Min commit 2 days a week, 10 hours in total

What's required for this position

This role would suit someone with interested in teaching, youth work, or social work. Experience or a relevant qualification is preferred but not obligatory. Candidates for this role must be willing to commit to a full academic year, in order to accomodate the educational needs of our young people.

  • Education/ Training

Level of English required for this role:
Fluent English

Times and commitment required for this role


Minimum time commitment: 1 year

Hours required: 10hrs Weekly

Other Details

Location of volunteering opportunity:
Sunday's Well, Cork

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
  • Insurance cover
  • Ongoing training opportunities

Age restrictions:
Over 18

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  • This opportunity is posted by:
  • Volunteer Centre: Cork
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