About City of Dublin YMCA
The City of Dublin YMCA, founded in 1849, is the second oldest YMCA in the world. Through the years, our organisation has operated out of
many locations in the Dublin area, but we are now located in the City Centre on Aungier Street and in Sandymount on Claremont Road.
We offer a wide variety of services to the community at large, including
youth programmes, job training, short- and long-term accommodation, sports and fitness training, dance classes, childcare, transitional housing and much more.
On Saturday 23rd June we will host our Annual Family Fun Day, inviting families of the young people we work with to participate in activities. A barbecue and bouncy castles and face painting & balloon modelling will make it a day to remember for all families involved.
Many of the families we work with are not in a financial position to take their children out on day trips, or may need a little support and encouragement to do so. We are keen to have the families socialise together along with staff's, creating further bonds of positive parents within the community.
The day would be a fantastic in bringing our service users, fundraisers and volunteers together in a memorable way. Therefore we need 20 enthusiastic volunteers willing to have fun while contributing.
The tasks involved, which will be rotatory, include:
General stewarding & Set-up
Welcoming guests & floating around
Marshal cricket pitch (keep people off)
Organizing children queues for the face painting and balloon modeler
Helping out with the food queue and serving food and candy floss
Bouncy castle supervision & children games assistance
What's required for this position
- Please note that all levels of English are welcome and we are happy to adjust each volunteer's needs to the roles listed above. While there are tasks that involve more attention to the public, there are others that don't involve so much interaction and allow contributing as much. There will be staff present acting as coordinators for the event to whom you can refer.
What's required for this position?
Can-do attitude, friendliness, helpful, enthusiasm, active personality, wanting to work in a family & children environment that can be hectic at times, but equally fun!
We really would love your support on the day!
- Event management/ Fundraising
- Hospitality/ Befriending
- Personable Skills
- Youth/ Childcare
Level of English required for this role:
Times and commitment required for this role
Minimum time commitment: Once Off
Hours required: 2hrs Once off
Location of volunteering opportunity:
YMCA 31a Claremont Road, Sandymount, Dublin 4
Screening details for this role:
- Informal Interviews
- Identification Check (photo ID etc…)
Volunteers will be provided with the following supports:
- Support/ advice/ recognition
Is this opportunity suitable for groups/teams of volunteers?
Benefits you will receive as a volunteer
Experience of giving to a community, supporting YMCA Dublin to continue to promote youth development and support for young people.
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