Long term volunteering project in Ireland!

Location: Ballincollig, Ireland

Project name: YMCA Ireland: Youth Work Project

Hosting organization: YMCA Ireland

Sending organization: “Common Sense” Youth Organization

Purpose of the project: The YMCA Family and Youth work project wants to achieve better outcomes for children, young people and families who are experiencing fewer opportunities. We want to achieve safe spaces where everyone can feel a part of a welcoming community and reach their full potential. Our mission is to work with the whole family to support young people to gain the assets they need to be resilient in the face of life’s challenges. We intentionally work to build this resilience by supporting the development of social competence, active citizenship, physical well-being, spirituality, and positive relationships. The YMCA Family and Youth Work project works with 90 children/young people and their families across three communities who are experiencing fewer opportunities and are at risk of social exclusion. The participants are mostly from economically disadvantaged areas and include children and young people with special needs.

Number of volunteers: 1 volunteer between 18-30 years old (Only Azerbaijani citizenship)

Project period  – 15/09/2020 to 31/07/2021 (11 months)

Deadline: 30th June 2020

How to apply? – Please get registration number and apply through YOUTH PORTAL

All costs are covered by European Solidarity Corps

 No participation fee! 

Language: English

Accommodation, food and transport arrangements:

The volunteer will receive a weekly allowance in line with the ESC requirements. They can either stay with a host family who provides meals and accommodation, or we can give them towards these costs if they would like to find their own accommodation. Transportation costs are covered and the volunteer will have access to a Leap card and a bicycle.

Application conditions and requirements for volunteering:

The volunteer must have an interest in working with children, and teenagers, Be motivated by the principles of the European solidarity corp, including a desire to support people who are on the margins of society, and an interest in developing an inclusive sense of European identity and belonging. , Demonstrate dependability and the ability to work to their own initiative. Skills in at least one of the following areas is an asset: Arts and Crafts, Exercise/movement/sports, Drama, Music, STEM activities, and/ or Cooking. Ability to get along with others and work as part of a team.