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Help set up a new Foroige Club in your area

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

We are looking for people to help us set up new Foroige Youth clubs around Co. Sligo. These volunteers will liaise with the Foroige Regional Youth Officer to provide the local links into the community, enabling him to meet with interested adults and young people who would like to help set up a local Foróige Youth Club.

You will focus on the creation of the club and its paperwork. The day to day running of the club which will meet weekly for about 60-90 minutes during school term time will be the responsibility of the volunteer team that is recruited.

There are currently 25 clubs around the Sligo and Leitrim region.

This volunteer will:
-Meet with RYO to discuss opportunities in their locality.
-Introduce RYO to local committee groups and schools.
-Help identify adults in the community that are keen to support club.
-Register members and conduct paperwork for club.
-Undergo training and vetting process as per guidelines
-Help club out occasionally as a supervisor.

If you're aware of an existing club in your area and want to help out, please get in touch also.

What's required for this position

-Interested individuals must be well organised have an interest in youth work.
-A solid communicator that is willing to share responsibilities with others.
-Believes in the purpose of Foróige to enable young people to involve themselves consciously and actively in their own development and in the development of society..
-Able to gather, keep and input information into a database.
-Open communication between yourself the RYO and the volunteer team.
-Willing to share responsibility with the Volunteer Team in the Club.
-Positive relationship building with Teens and Adults.
Flexibility in relation to hours of work to meet the needs of the clubs.
-Unsocial hours may be required to coincide with club times, usually held on weekday evenings.
-Commitment to the purpose of Foróige and to work within the values, policies and procedures of the organisation.
-To act consistently in a professional manner at all times.
-Ability to build and maintain effective relationships with young people.

  • Accountancy/ Finance
  • Community Development/ Social work
  • Computer/ Web/ ICT
  • Education/ Training
  • General Admin/ Office Support
  • Youth/ Childcare

Level of English required for this role:
Fluent English

Times and commitment required for this role


Minimum time commitment: Flexible

Hours required: 1hrs Monthly

Other Details

Location of volunteering opportunity:
Within your community in Leitrim and Sligo

Also available in these counties
Leitrim, Roscommon, Sligo

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
  • Ongoing training opportunities

Age restrictions:
Over 18

Is this opportunity suitable for groups/teams of volunteers?

Benefits you will receive as a volunteer

Many volunteers who have provided this course are working towards careers in the youth work industry and will have gained a working knowledge of the organisation and youth work practices

  • This opportunity is posted by:
  • Contact person: Alan Judge
  • Organisation: Foroige - Sligo Branch
  • Phone: 0860227986
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