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Sports/Games Volunteer - Summer Outdoor Park Games Project with Young People

Ballymun Regional Youth Resource

About Ballymun Regional Youth Resource

Ballymun Regional Youth Resource BRYR, is a professional Youth Work organisation in a purpose built youth facility with 40 staff and volunteers, students, young leaders and EVS. We offer support, variety, fun and a purposeful experience with young people 10-24yrs of age.

What's Involved

Outdoor Park Games Summer Fun !

This outdoor games volunteer will work with young people over the summer in the parks of Ballymun. The volunteer will be a part of a team of staff and volunteers. The team will deliver on a series of planned activities in the 6 parks of Ballymun over 3 afternoons/evenings a week for the period of June/July and August.

The activities will include a range of sports, and traditional style games, Young people of all ages get involved with a focus on 10- 24yrs olds. The volunteer can get involved in all or some of this programme over the 3 months. A timetable will be assigned.

What's required for this position

- The person would require an ability to deliver a fun interactive sports programme to young people at their pace. Areas of experience that would be particularly useful are sports and games abilities.
- The person would need to be enthusiastic and feel they can interact with young people age 10- 24yrs and can share their skills with an informal relaxed approach.
- Other skills include :

a) an ability to engage with young people aged 10-24yrs of age- good interpersonal skills,
b) good active listening skills.
c) knowledge of /empathy with the issues young people face in their lives.
d) knowledge of the dynamic of the Ballymun community .
e) suitable qualities include empathy, patience, supportiveness, motivation; an upbeat and enthusiastic attitude; being dependable, adaptable, honest.

Finally, the person needs to be a person who is able to work from ‘where the young person it at’

  • Fitness/ Health/ Beauty
  • Personable Skills
  • Youth/ Childcare

Level of English required for this role:
Intermediate English

Times and commitment required for this role


Minimum time commitment: Flexible

Hours required: 2hrs Weekly

Other Details

Location of volunteering opportunity:
The Reco, Sillogue Road, Ballymun, Dublin 11,
Eircode: D11 PX34
Google maps location co-ordinations: 53.396373,-6.2697827

Also available in these counties
Dublin - City, Dublin - Fingal

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
  • Ongoing training opportunities

Age restrictions:
Over 18

Is this opportunity suitable for groups/teams of volunteers?

Benefits you will receive as a volunteer

BRYR, a professional Youth Work organisation is located in a purpose built youth facility with 40 staff supported by volunteers, students, young leaders and EVS. We offer the vol a supported, fun and varied experience with young people 10-24yrs of age.

Getting there

Bus Route 13 and Route 4 from City Centre. 17a comes from Blancardstown via Finglas . Google maps location co-ordinates: 53.396373,-6.2697827

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