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Youth Leader for young people with Autism in Tubbercurry

Foroige - Sligo Branch

About Foroige - Sligo Branch

Foróige is the leading youth organisation in Ireland and has been working with young people since 1952. Our purpose is to enable young people to involve themselves consciously and actively in their development and in the development of society.

We work with over 50,000 young people aged 10-18 each year through volunteer-led Clubs and staff-led Youth Projects. Foróige currently operates in 26 counties in Ireland, with 614 Foróige Clubs, 160 Youth Projects, the Big Brothers Big Sisters mentoring programme, the Foróige Youth Entrepreneurship programme, our Youth Citizenship and Youth Leadership programmes.

Foróige works with all young people through our general services. Foróige Clubs, Foróige Juniors, Foróige Interest Clubs, Foróige Youth Cafés encourage young people to take responsibility for themselves and to be part of shaping the world around them while developing their talents, skills and abilities. We also work with vulnerable young people who require additional support through a full range of targeted services.

What's Involved

Currently we're not running due to the COVID19 crisis but if interested please hit 'register interest' below and we will contact you. We will definitely need volunteers when clubs resume.

Volunteer Leaders will work with young people aged 13-18 years who are on the Autism spectrum. They will partake and lead activities such as art, crafts, cookery, team games, computers.

Volunteers do not need experience working with young people on the ASD spectrum as all training will be provided. They club will run for 1 hour per week, Tuesdays 6.30-7.30pm

What's required for this position

Adult leaders should have an interest in young people and want to engage with them positively. Training will be provided and volunteers will work with other volunteers and be supported by staff weekly. Community Development/ Social work Education/ Training Youth/ Childcare

  • Computer/ Web/ ICT
  • Personable Skills
  • Youth/ Childcare

Level of English required for this role:
Fluent English

Times and commitment required for this role


Minimum time commitment: 6 months

Hours required: 1hrs Weekly

Other Details

Location of volunteering opportunity:
Conlon House, Humbert St, Tubbercurry

Other location details:

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
  • Supervision
  • Initial induction and training
  • Insurance cover
  • Ongoing training opportunities

Age restrictions:
Over 18

Benefits you will receive as a volunteer

Volunteers will receive training and support for the duration of their involvement in Foróige

  • This opportunity is posted by:
  • Contact person: Alan Judge
  • Organisation: Foroige - Sligo Branch
  • Phone: 0860227986
Volunteer Ireland is delighted to acknowledge the support of:
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