Volunteers will be asked to offer regular weekly social contact to the Syrian families,in the family home or in a location suitable to the family and volunteer.
Volunteers will help introduce Syrian families to local free community festivals, events, picnics, walks and other services.
Volunteers will engage in conversational English which will allow those new to the language to practice what they are learning.
Volunteers will meet up with the Syrian people to go shopping, meet for a chat or a catch up and go for a cup of tea / coffee together.
Guidance and advice can be given to the befrienders on suitable activities for spending time with the person they are matched with.
What's required for this position
Volunteers should be friendly, welcoming and have an interest in other cultures.
Training will be provided in principles of intercultural, mediation, cultural understanding. anti-racism training and child protection training.
- Advocacy/ Lobbyist
- Community Development/ Social work
- Hospitality/ Befriending
Level of English required for this role:
Times and commitment required for this role
Minimum time commitment: 1 year
Hours required: 1hrs Weekly
Location of volunteering opportunity:
Clones and Carrickmacross towns , Co. Monaghan
Other location details:
Also available in these counties
Monaghan, Cavan, Louth
Screening details for this role:
Volunteers will be provided with the following supports:
- Support/ advice/ recognition
- Initial induction and training
Is this opportunity suitable for groups/teams of volunteers?
Benefits you will receive as a volunteer
Volunteers will get suitable training. Volunteers will get an opportunity to positively enhance the lives of people who have experienced hardship and conflict.