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Youth Programme Volunteer

Ozanam House Community Resource Centre

About Ozanam House Community Resource Centre

Ozanam House is a community project operated by the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul, working directly with people in need through an action-oriented programme, attempting to effect positive change through social justice. Our work primarily involves person-to-person contact. Throughout the year we run childcare, youth, adult education and community programmes.

What's Involved

 Contribute to plans for your youth group.
 Take part in activities and spend time with the children and young
 Be a role model for the children and young people and help them with their activities.
 Supervise the group together with other volunteers.
 Attend and contribute to debriefings after the classes with other volunteers
 Work as part of a volunteer team within a really supportive environment where everybody helps each other, giving and taking ongoing feedback and support between all volunteer youth leaders.

What's required for this position

• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to establish good relationships with children and young people.
• Strong commitment and enthusiasm to children and young people and an understanding of the factors affecting their lives.
• Interest and commitment to developing the capacity to provide reliable support to children and young people in times of stress and act with integrity, respect and support.
• Good organizational skills.
• Good level of energy and good commitment to having fun.
• An accepting and non-authoritarian approach.
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
• Reliability, patience, resilience and flexibility.
• Ability to treat children and young people’s concerns with respect, tact and sensitivity.

  • Community Development/ Social work
  • Personable Skills
  • Youth/ Childcare

Level of English required for this role:
Fluent English

Times and commitment required for this role


Minimum time commitment: 1 year

Hours required: 2hrs Weekly

Other Details

Location of volunteering opportunity:
Ozanam House, 53 Mountjoy Square West, Dublin 1

Screening details for this role:

  • Formal Interview
  • Garda Vetting
  • Application Form
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)

Volunteers will be provided with the following supports:

  • Support/ advice/ recognition
  • Supervision
  • Initial induction and training

Age restrictions:
Over 18

Is this opportunity suitable for groups/teams of volunteers?

Benefits you will receive as a volunteer

• Personal and professional development in terms of confidence, patience, adaptability • The chance to contribute towards the development of children and young people to enhance their sense of self-worth and belief

Getting there

Google maps location
Buses: 101, 103, 123. 13-minute walk from Connolly Station, 5-minute walk from O'Connell Street. Safe bike parking provided within building.

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