About Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ireland (Foroige)
Big Brother Big Sister is an internationally renowned one-to-one mentoring program for young people.
It matches an adult volunteer to a young person who would benefit from additional support. The aim of the program is for a caring and supportive friendship to develop and reinforce the positive development of the young person.
Find out more at: BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF IRELAND
The adult volunteer will become a role model, mentor and most of all a friend to a young person in need of extra support in their lives.
The volunteer has to participate in a training day and commit to meet a young person for 1-2 hours per week over the minimum of one year.
The volunteer has to abide by Big Brothers Big Sisters guidelines.
The volunteer programme especially needs male volunteers.
The following areas have young people who live there that would genuinely love a Big Brother or Big Sister to talk to:
D13 - Baldoyle,
and other areas within Fingal North Dublin.
What's required for this position
Of Sound Mind,
Positive Role Model
Training is provided and is mandatory.
- Personable Skills
- Youth/ Childcare
Level of English required for this role:
Times and commitment required for this role
Minimum time commitment: 1 year
Hours required: 2hrs Weekly
Location of volunteering opportunity:
Several locations in county Dublin and county Fingal
Other location details:
D 7- Stoneybutter,
D13 - Baldoyle,
Also available in these counties
Screening details for this role:
- Garda Vetting
- Application Form
Volunteers will be provided with the following supports:
- Initial induction and training
- Insurance cover
- Ongoing training opportunities
Benefits you will receive as a volunteer
Big Brother Big Sister is a wonderful oppportunity to give something back.