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.
For more information visit https://corklifecentre.org
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.
Level of English required for this role:
Times and commitment required for this role
Minimum time commitment: 1 year
Hours required: 10hrs Weekly
Location of volunteering opportunity:
Sunday's Well, Cork
Screening details for this role:
- Formal Interview
- Garda Vetting
- Application Form
Volunteers will be provided with the following supports:
- Support/ advice/ recognition
- Initial induction and training
- Insurance cover
- Ongoing training opportunities