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YMCA Family Fun Day Volunteer

City of Dublin YMCA

About City of Dublin YMCA

The City of Dublin YMCA has been helping vulnerable young people in Dublin’s Inner City for over 160 years. Youth work, education, family support programmes, community childcare and community employment are just some of the services built into the very core of the YMCA’s existence. We work with young people from créche going age through to youth work with education programmes for those who leave school early.

What's Involved

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
  • Parking overseeing
  • 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
  • Clean-up

  • 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:
    Intermediate English

    Times and commitment required for this role


    Minimum time commitment: Once Off

    Hours required: 2hrs Once off

    Other Details

    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
    • Supervision

    Age restrictions:
    Over 18

    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.

    Getting there

    Dart or Dublin Bus 47

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