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Male Mentor to teenager from Sept 2019 - May 2020

Solas Project

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

Support begins for young people as they transition from primary to secondary school and we continue to provide that support right up to 6th year.

› 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.

We are looking for new volunteers to start September 2019, Recruitment May / June 2019.

What's required for this position

At the moment we are looking for more male volunteers to get involved.

› 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.

  • Community Development/ Social work
  • Education/ Training
  • 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: 1hrs 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
  • Insurance cover
  • Ongoing training opportunities

Age restrictions:
Over 18

Is this opportunity suitable for groups/teams of volunteers?

Benefits you will receive as a volunteer

It's a rewarding role building up a rapport with a young person and being one consistent good adult in their life. Research shows the benefits for you, and them!

Getting there

LUAS to James' Hospital; 123 bus. View on Google Maps.

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