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Female Mentor to European Solidarity Corps Volunteer - One year

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

Every year at Solas Project we have three European volunteers who move to Ireland and take on a pivotal role in our organisation.

We are looking for someone external who could act as a neutral mentor for these young people. You will meet them outside of their volunteer hours, for a walk / coffee, or online Zoom / phone calls / video calls. This can be flexible to suit you, for example it can be a weekday morning, a Friday or a weekend day. You will receive support from our Volunteer Manager who will provide some information on the role and thereafter check in with you on a regular basis.


  • Build a mentoring relationship with one European Solidarity Corps participant (aged 18 – 29) who has moved to Ireland for 12 months to partake in volunteer work with Solas Project.
  • Together with the young person create goals via the tool of the Youth Pass available online.
  • Encourage accurate and honest reflection of their performance and learning achieved on an ongoing basis.
  • Meet with the European Solidarity Corps participant once a month in a casual setting to talk and see how they are coping on a personal and professional level.
  • Be willing to be available online or over the phone for occasions where the mentee needs additional support.
  • Closely liaise with the organisation and the Volunteer Manager passing on feedback from the European Solidarity participant where required.

    Time Commitment Required For This Role
    You will be required to meet with the participant(s) once per month (in person or video /phone call). We are flexible as to when this happens, can be morning, evening or weekend, depending on their schedule(s).

    What's required for this position

  • Empathy and listening skills.
  • Previous mentoring experience on some level is essential.
  • Be concerned with the social and personal welfare of the intern.
  • Be willing to provide support / assistance in conflict or challenging situations.
  • Provide feedback to the Volunteer Manager at Solas Project.

    • Community Development/ Social work
    • Other
    • 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: 2hrs Monthly

    Other Details

    Location of volunteering opportunity:
    Flexible - locations close to city centre and online

    Screening details for this role:

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

    Volunteers will be provided with the following supports:

    • Support/ advice/ recognition
    • Ongoing training opportunities

    Age restrictions:
    Over 25

    Is this opportunity suitable for groups/teams of volunteers?

    Benefits you will receive as a volunteer

    This is a great opportunity to support a young person living away from home in a new city and context. Mentoring experience and to be part of a fantastic organisation bringing change for good.

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