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.
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. Work in in- formal supportive youth work setting
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
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
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:
Times and commitment required for this role
Minimum time commitment: Flexible
Hours required: 2hrs Weekly
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
- Application Form
- Identification Check (photo ID etc…)
Volunteers will be provided with the following supports:
- Support/ advice/ recognition
- Initial induction and training
- Insurance cover
- Ongoing training opportunities
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.
Google maps location
Dublin Bus route 13 and route 4 from City Centre. Route 1 comes quite close.