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Mentor to Young Person – YMCA PlusOne Programme

City of Dublin YMCA

About City of Dublin YMCA

The City of Dublin YMCA has been helping vulnerable young people in Dublin’s Inner City for over 160 years. Youth work, education, family support programmes, community childcare and community employment are just some of the services built into the very core of the YMCA’s existence. We work with young people from créche going age through to youth work with education programmes for those who leave school early.

What's Involved

Once Covid-19 restrictions have been lifted ...
We are looking for volunteers who are eager to make a difference in their own community and make a difference in the life of a young person.

A PlusOne mentor is an adult volunteer who gives their time to build a meaningful relationship and share their experiences with a young person. They will be expected to regularly meet up with the young person and do things together that are fun and engaging.

Of course, all of our mentors are carefully chosen and trained before they begin working with youth. They also receive ongoing training and assistance from the programme manager.

Time Commitment
Being a Plusone mentor is a one-year commitment during which volunteers meet with youth for 2-3 hours a week, on average.

What's required for this position

You will be able to reflect on life experiences and learning, show empathy and be non-judgemental towards young people and show a motivation to see young people succeed in life. No formal qualifications required.

You must be a good listener and be able to engage in conversations with the young person to encourage them to develop important life skills.

You will always set a good example to the young person and encourage positive behaviour.

  • Community Development/ Social work
  • 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, Aungier Street, Dublin 2

Other location details:
Mainly in the YMCA Centre. It will include trips to various locations and activities.

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
  • Reimbursement of expenses
  • Insurance cover
  • Ongoing training opportunities

Age restrictions:
Over 21

Is this opportunity suitable for groups/teams of volunteers?

Getting there

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