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Volunteer Adjudicator - Concern Debates

Concern Worldwide

About Concern Worldwide

Concern Wordwide is an international organisation dedicated to reducing suffering and working towards elimination of extreme poverty.

What's Involved

Interested in topics like Climate Change, Gender and Trump? Interested in working with young people?

How would you like to volunteer for Concern Worldwide Debates Programme?

Concern Worldwide have been running their Concern Debates programme for over 34 years aimed at getting post primary students debating on issues of development and current affairs.

Each debate requires three independent adjudicators to mark the debate. Full training is provided for each volunteer adjudicator and Concern will happily provide a reference for each volunteer who participates.

Volunteers can adjudicate as many or as few debates as they wish! Debates last max one hour and take place within post primary schools from 8pm. Concern will endeavor to connect you with your nearest Debates school.

What's required for this position

• Ability to see both sides of an argument and keep an open mind.
• Being a good listener.
• Evaluating an argument according to a criteria.
• Being able to give constructive, positive feedback.
• Good time keeping.
• Being reliable.

  • Education/ Training
  • Personable Skills
  • Youth/ Childcare

Level of English required for this role:
Fluent English

Times and commitment required for this role


Minimum time commitment: Flexible

Hours required: 2hrs Monthly

Other Details

Location of volunteering opportunity:
Post primary schools Nationwide.
Concern will endeavor to connect you with your nearest Debates school.

Also available in these counties
Dublin, Offaly, Louth, Cavan, Monaghan, Clare, Mayo, Carlow, Westmeath, Dublin - Dun Laoghaire/ Rathdown, Kerry, Dublin - Fingal, Kildare, Leitrim, Wicklow, Galway, Roscommon, Meath, Limerick, Dublin - South Dublin County, Donegal, Laois, Waterford, Kilkenny

Screening details for this role:

  • Garda Vetting
  • Informal Interviews
  • Application Form

Volunteers will be provided with the following supports:

  • Support/ advice/ recognition
  • Initial induction and training

Age restrictions:
Over 18

Benefits you will receive as a volunteer

The chance to encourage and support young people in Ireland to become active global citizens.
An opportunity to hear the views of young people.
Knowledge and deeper understanding of a wide range of global issues.

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