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Youth Mentor YMCA Dublin

City of Dublin YMCA

About City of Dublin YMCA

The City of Dublin YMCA, founded in 1849, is the second oldest YMCA in the world. Through the years, our organisation has operated out of many locations in the Dublin area, but we are now located in the City Centre on Aungier Street and in Sandymount on Claremont Road.

We offer a wide variety of services to the community at large, including youth programmes, job training, short- and long-term accommodation, sports and fitness training, dance classes, childcare, transitional housing and much more.

What's Involved

We are looking for volunteers who are eager to make a difference in the life of a young person. You will regularly meet up with a young person offering a friendly ear, support and guidance and advice on making positive life choices.

* Regular meetings with young person to be their positive role model.
* Encourage and help them develop positive behavioural skills.
* Be an active listener to the young person.
* Participate in quarterly outings and fun activities with young person.
* Help and encourage young person to build on their strengths that will help them achieve their full potential.

What's required for this position

Their is no formal training required. You must be an active listener with a non judgmental approach.
Provide empathy towards young person and be able to give them support and guidance when needed.
You will be paired with a young person based on similar hobbies and interests.

  • Hospitality/ Befriending
  • 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:
City of Dublin YMCA, 53 Aungier St, Dublin 2.

Other location details:
Dublin City and surrounding areas depending on activity.

Screening details for this role:

  • Garda Vetting
  • Informal Interviews
  • References
  • Application Form

Volunteers will be provided with the following supports:

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

Age restrictions:
Over 21

Is this opportunity suitable for groups/teams of volunteers?

Benefits you will receive as a volunteer

We provide full training and continued support throughout their time in the YMCA.

Getting there

There is on street parking that is free after 7pm. Bus number 14,15,16,122,140,83,65, drops off outside building north and south side.

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