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Wood Work Mentor

Solas Project

About Solas Project Solas Project is a charity (CHY 17385) based in Dublin 8. Our vision is to see communities rejuvenated. We aim to do this by equipping and building up young people to overcome all limitations imposed on them by social and educational disadvantage through the adventure of discovering their abilities and self-worth.

What's Involved

The Yard is a social enterprise with the aim to equip young people with skills and knowledge that will empower them to fulfill their personal and professional potential.

Our aim to create an environment that builds and strengthens participants' abilities with the ultimate goal of increasing opportunity for employment. Projects in The Yard improve skills and awareness by demonstrating the benefits of teamwork. We share a common goal and measure outcomes to encourage growth in self-awareness.

› Supporting our Youth Cultivator to run the programme.
› Building relationships with a difficult cohort of young people in a challenging setting.
› Supervising groups of children and young people partaking in wood turning workshops.

What's required for this position

› Wood turning experience or practice
› A sense of enthusiasm and energy.
› Someone who is reliable, patient, resilient and flexible.

  • Community Development/ Social work
  • Education/ Training
  • Hospitality/ Befriending
  • Personable Skills
  • Trades/ Operative/ Manual
  • Youth/ Childcare

Level of English required for this role:
Intermediate English

Times and commitment required for this role


Minimum time commitment: 1 month

Hours required: 4hrs Weekly

Other Details

Location of volunteering opportunity:
40 Marrowbone Lane, Dublin 8

Also available in these counties
Dublin - City

Screening details for this role:

  • Garda Vetting
  • Informal Interviews
  • References
  • Application Form
  • Identification Check (photo ID etc…)

Volunteers will be provided with the following supports:

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

Age restrictions:
Over 18

Is this opportunity suitable for groups/teams of volunteers?

Benefits you will receive as a volunteer

This is a great opportunity to connect with a small team of people with similar interests. It's a good opportunity to develop leadership skills and give back to the community. You'll be making an impact!

Getting there

Red Line Luas to Fatima. Bus to Cork street or Thomas st

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