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Foróige Pop Up Summer Youth Events - Leaders sought!

Foroige - Southside

About Foroige - Southside

The purpose of Foroige is to enable young people to involve themselves consciously & actively in their own development and in the development of society. This purpose challengs and supports young people to involve themselves in developing their charactors and talents

What's Involved

Summertime can be a long and lonely experience for young people, particularly for those who may not have a large social circle or who may experience isolation, as a result of a learning or developmental need, such as Autism.
Foróige would like to offer young people an opportunity to participate in Pop Up Foróige Events over the summer time, to break an otherwise quiet and isolating few months.
These one day events and also a one week summer programme style event, have a maximum of 4 hour duration per session and have a variety of themes (Hike, Treasure Hunt, Art, Animation, Drama, Music, Tai Chi, trip to Sealife in Bray)
Your role as a Foróige Leader in these Pop Up Events, will be to work with the Foróige Staff Officer, to help in the arrangements of the chosen theme of the Pop Up Event, to create a fun and pleasant atmosphere for participants and to ensure each Pop Up Event runs smoothly!

What's required for this position

Being available during the dates! Wednesday 18th July (daytime), Wednesday 22nd August (daytime) Saturday 15th September (daytime) - from 10:30-1pm.

Week long Summer Programme from 23rd to 27th July. Monday 23rd, Tuesday 24th, Wednesday 25th 7:30-10pm, Thursday 26th 10:30-1pm and Friday 27th 10:30-1pm.

An interest in young people, an empathy for young people who need additional TLC, a fun and upbeat approach, any skills or experience in Arts, Music, Drama, experience with young people, any interesting skill that you may have.
Experience and appreciation of being a teenager both desirable and essential.

  • Accountancy/ Finance
  • Advocacy/ Lobbyist
  • Architecture/ Design
  • Arts/ Music/ Drama
  • Business/ HR/ Management
  • Community Development/ Social work
  • Computer/ Web/ ICT
  • Drivers
  • Education/ Training
  • Event management/ Fundraising
  • Fitness/ Health/ Beauty
  • General Admin/ Office Support
  • Hospitality/ Befriending
  • Legal
  • Multi-lingual/ Multi-culturalism
  • Other
  • Personable Skills
  • Phone Support/ Information Giver
  • PR/ Marketing/ Market Research
  • Research/ Journalism/ Media
  • Retail/ Customer Service
  • Trades/ Operative/ Manual
  • Youth/ Childcare

Level of English required for this role:
Intermediate English

Times and commitment required for this role


Minimum time commitment: Once Off

Hours required: 4hrs Once off

Other Details

Location of volunteering opportunity:
c/o Palmerstown Community Centre,
Kennelsforth Green,
Dublin 20

Other location details:
Palmerstown, Dublin

Also available in these counties
Carlow, Cavan, Clare, Cork, Donegal, Dublin - City, Dublin - Dun Laoghaire/ Rathdown, Dublin - Fingal, Galway, Kerry, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Leitrim, Limerick, Louth, Mayo, Meath, Monaghan, Offaly, Roscommon, Waterford, Westmeath, Wexford, Wicklow

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
  • Insurance cover
  • Ongoing training opportunities

Volunteers with the following challenges will be supported in this role

  • Mental Health Difficulties

Age restrictions:
Over 18

Is this opportunity suitable for groups/teams of volunteers?

Benefits you will receive as a volunteer

A few hours of your time can make a lifetime difference to young people who radiate with happiness by their participation in the Pop Up Events

Getting there

18 From Palmerstown (Old Lucan Rd.) Towards Sandymount 25 From Merrion Sq. to Lucan (Dodsboro) 25a From Merrion Sq. To Lucan (Esker Church) 25b From Merrion Sq. To Adamstown Rail Station 25n From Westmoreland St. Towards Adamstown 51d From Aston Quay

  • This opportunity is posted by:
  • Volunteer Centre: South Dublin County
Volunteer Ireland is delighted to acknowledge the support of:
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