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Mentor to one teenager in a group setting

Solas Project

About Solas Project

SolasProject.ie 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

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
  • Other
  • Personable Skills
  • Youth/ Childcare

Level of English required for this role:
Fluent English

Times and commitment required for this role

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Minimum time commitment: 1 year

Hours required: 2hrs Weekly

Other Details

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
  • References
  • Application Form
  • Identification Check (photo ID etc…)

Volunteers will be provided with the following supports:

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

Age restrictions:
Over 18

Is this opportunity suitable for groups/teams of volunteers?
No

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.

Getting there

Bus 123 stop is right outside, Red Line Luas to St James' street (ten minute walk).

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