About Solas Project
Solas Project is a charity (CHY 17385) based in Dublin 8. Our vision is to see communities rejuvenated. We aim to do this by equipping and building up young people to overcome all limitations imposed on them by social and educational disadvantage through the adventure of discovering their abilities and self-worth.
WHAT'S INVOLVED IN THIS ROLE?
› Building a mentoring relationship with one young person.
› Together with the young person creating goals and working towards them together (goals will include academic, personal and/or social skills).
› Being proactive with young person in coming up with strategies to reach their goals.
› Work as part of a team with staff and other mentors in managing challenging behaviour and organising group activities as required.
› Attending monthly trips with the students.
What's required for this position
› Working from a strengths based approach, being flexible and adapting to change.
› Attending all team meetings and training opportunities provided.
› Being familiar with and abiding by all Solas Project policies, including the child protection policy of the programme and health and safety guidelines for workers and volunteers.
- Arts/ Music/ Drama
- Community Development/ Social work
- Education/ Training
- Hospitality/ Befriending
- Personable Skills
- Youth/ Childcare
Level of English required for this role:
Times and commitment required for this role
Minimum time commitment: 1 year
Hours required: 2hrs Weekly
Location of volunteering opportunity:
St Catherine's Church, Thomas Street, Dublin 8
Also available in these counties
Dublin - Fingal, Kildare, Meath, Wicklow
Screening details for this role:
- Garda Vetting
- Informal Interviews
- Application Form
- Identification Check (photo ID etc…)
Volunteers will be provided with the following supports:
- Support/ advice/ recognition
- Initial induction and training
- Ongoing training opportunities
Is this opportunity suitable for groups/teams of volunteers?
Benefits you will receive as a volunteer
From a former volunteer: "All the interactions with the kids were precious to me!" Feedback from our volunteers past & present is confirming the rewarding experience being part of Step Up and having the opportunity to positively impact a young person.
Bus 123 stop is right outside, Red Line Luas to St James' street (ten minute walk).