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Arts Volunteer – In a Youth Work Setting

Ballymun Regional Youth Resource

About Ballymun Regional Youth Resource

Ballymun Regional Youth Resource BRYR, is a professional Youth Work organisation in a purpose built youth facility with 40 staff and volunteers, students, young leaders and EVS. We offer support, variety, fun and a purposeful experience with young people 10-24yrs of age.

What's Involved

We are looking for people who enjoy working with young people and who have experience of Art forms and want to share those skills.

Your role will be to support a group of young people who are interested in working with art. The young people will be group according to their ages -10-24yrs. There will be a Youth Worker leading the group and the Arts volunteer will contribute with their arts vision and skills. There is no set plan as the plan is created by everybody involved at a given time and according the chosen themes and festivals throughout the year.

What day? Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri
What time? 2 - 4pm each day

Your art ability level needs to be high enough to be able to lead the arts element of the group.

What's required for this position

Fine Arts Skills, Arts and Crafts.
Other skills include;
a) an ability to engage with young people aged 10-24yrs of age- good interpersonal skills,
b) good active listening skills
c) knowledge of /empathy with the issues young people face in their lives
d) knowledge of the dynamic of the Ballymun community
e) suitable qualities include empathy, patience, supportiveness, motivation; an upbeat and enthusiastic attitude; being dependable, adaptable, honest.

Finally, the person needs to be a person who is able to work from ‘where the young person is at’

  • Arts/ Music/ Drama
  • Personable Skills
  • Youth/ Childcare

Level of English required for this role:
Intermediate English

Times and commitment required for this role


Minimum time commitment: 6 months

Hours required: 2hrs Weekly

Other Details

Location of volunteering opportunity:
The Reco, Sillogue Road, Ballymun, Dublin 11

Screening details for this role:

  • Garda Vetting
  • Informal Interviews
  • References
  • Application Form

Volunteers will be provided with the following supports:

  • Support/ advice/ recognition
  • Supervision
  • Initial induction and training
  • Insurance cover

Volunteers with the following challenges will be supported in this role

  • Physical Disability

Age restrictions:
Over 18

Benefits you will receive as a volunteer

BRYR, a professional Youth Work organisation is located in a purpose built youth facility with 40 staff supported by volunteers, students, young leaders and EVS. We offer the vol a supported, fun and varied experience with young people 10-24yrs of age.

  • This opportunity is posted by:
  • Volunteer Centre: Dublin City
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