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Supporting Young People with Additional Needs

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

This volunteer will work with young people engaged in our Youth Work Service. The volunteer will be part of a team of Youth Work staff and other volunteers.

This team are involved in rolling out a range of activities for young people aged 10-24 years of age. The volunteer would join these activities and support the team to engage the young people with additional needs in these groups.

The volunteer will be expected to

  • Work in in- formal supportive youth work setting
  • bring their expertise to engaging with the young people
  • support young people to get involved
  • build positive relationships
  • work with the wider team of staff and volunteers
  • have fun with young people
  • follow organisational procedures/expectations

  • Application
    To apply for this role please complete our online volunteer application form

    What's required for this position

    The volunteer would need to be enthusiastic and feel they can interact with young people age 10- 24yrs using 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 volunteer needs to be a person who is able to work from ‘where the young person is at’.

    Desirable Skills required
    • The volunteer has skills/ experience working with young people with additional needs.
    • The volunteer had training in the area of supporting young people with additional needs

    • Hospitality/ Befriending
    • Personable Skills

    Level of English required for this role:
    Fluent English

    Times and commitment required for this role


    Minimum time commitment: Flexible

    Hours required: 2hrs Weekly

    Other Details

    Location of volunteering opportunity:
    Ballymun Regional Youth Resource, The Reco, Sillogue Road, Ballymun, Dublin 11. D11 PX34

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

    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

    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

    Google maps location
    Dublin Bus route 13 and route 4 from City Centre. Route 1 comes quite close.

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