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Simon School Speaker

Dublin Simon Community

About Dublin Simon Community

Dublin Simon Community works to prevent and address homelessness in Dublin, Kildare, Wicklow, Meath, Louth, Cavan and Monaghan. We provide services at all stages of homelessness and enable people to move to a place they can call home.

What's Involved

As part of the Dublin Simon School Programme we regularly visit schools in the Dublin, Meath, Kildare and Wicklow area to raise awareness of homelessness and promote the work of Dublin Simon Community. The programme aims to break existing stereotypes and create advocacy among students and their peers. Generally speakers address either the transition year, CSPE or LCA classes in the school and are assisted with an educational resource pack and a schools DVD.

Your Role
• Act as an ambassador for the Dublin Simon Community in talks and events run in Schools and Colleges across the Dublin, Wicklow, Kildare, & Meath Area.
• Commit to performing numerous school talks throughout the academic year.

What's required for this position

• Good communication skills
• Ability to work with Microsoft PowerPoint.
• Experience speaking to groups of people
• Some knowledge of the Irish school system
• Knowledge of the social context within which Simon works would be an advantage

  • Advocacy/ Lobbyist
  • Community Development/ Social work
  • 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: 4hrs Weekly

Other Details

Location of volunteering opportunity:
1-2 Cope Street, Dublin 2
Schools in various locations in Dublin, Kildare, Meath & Wicklow

Other location details:
1-2 Cope Street, Dublin 2
Schools in various locations in Dublin, Kildare, Meath & Wicklow

Also available in these counties
Dublin - City, Dublin - Dun Laoghaire/ Rathdown, Dublin - Fingal, Dublin - South Dublin County, Kildare, Wicklow, Meath

Screening details for this role:

  • Garda Vetting
  • Informal Interviews
  • Application Form
  • Identification Check (photo ID etc…)
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)

Volunteers will be provided with the following supports:

  • Support/ advice/ recognition
  • Initial induction and training

Age restrictions:
Over 18

Is this opportunity suitable for groups/teams of volunteers?

Benefits you will receive as a volunteer

Volunteering with Dublin Simon Community is an extremely rewarding experience. School talks are vital to our work, as we find it incredibly important that our young adults are aware of the issues surrounding those without a home.

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