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Fighting Words Volunteer Tutor

Graffiti Theatre Company

About Graffiti Theatre Company

Graffiti Theatre company creates theatre for young audiences. We also work creatively with young people. We are establishing "Fighting Words Cork" which is a creative writing programme for children and young people. Our aim is to support young people in their creativity and to nurture them artistically as well their in social and personal development. We aim to do so in a fun, safe and inclusive environment.

What's Involved

Fighting Words volunteers are incredible people who do truly valuable work in supporting children’s creativity.

The Fighting Words program was developed by Roddy Doyle and Sean Love in 2009 in Dublin, to provide a space for and catalyse creative writing among children and young adults.

In the Primary sessions run, children create a narrative, which is illustrated and ‘published’ with them as the Author.

Our Volunteers play an essential role as tutors/mentors who support the program and enable it to be offered for free to the community and schools.

Volunteers need to be over 18, and there are many ways you can help as a Fighting Words volunteer. (Workshops take place Monday & Friday 9.30am - 12.30pm and the last Saturday of each month 2-4pm).

VOLUNTEER ROLES There are a number of ways you can help as a Fighting Words Volunteer:

Storyteller - Helping develop ideas with the young students to build a story together.

Illustrators - Children at the workshops love to see their stories come to life with illustrations.

Behind the scenes - Booklet Maker - Using Word on Mac computer.

General Helper - Setting Up the room and discussing with young people their ideas in a way that gives them confidence.

Song Writer / Musician - For new songwriting workshops.

They have all sorts of volunteers at Fighting Words – teachers, parents, writers, artists, university students - those who want to share their love of stories with children and help inspire the storytellers of the future!

>Workshops run for three hours including set up time. Mon & Fri 9:30 -12:30. Minimum 4 workshops.

What's required for this position

BENEFITS FOR VOLUNTEERS Volunteering will give you: *experience of working with children *a chance to meet new people *mentoring skills *the opportunity to develop leadership & people skills and confidence

A way to contribute to the community A reference with a program that is nationally recognised

There tea/coffee and biscuits and the chance to get to know a great bunch of other volunteers & artists!

  • Arts/ Music/ Drama
  • Education/ Training
  • Personable Skills
  • Youth/ Childcare

Level of English required for this role:
Fluent English

Times and commitment required for this role


Minimum time commitment: 1 month

Hours required: 4hrs Weekly

Other Details

Location of volunteering opportunity:
Blackpool, Cork

Other location details:
Bus 203, 215

Screening details for this role:

  • Garda Vetting
  • References

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

Is this opportunity suitable for groups/teams of volunteers?

Benefits you will receive as a volunteer

Fighting Words is an internationally recognised program supporting creative writing for children. The experience will help with developing confidence, mentoring/tutoring skills and building networks and connections in the Arts & Education sector in Cork.

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  • This opportunity is posted by:
  • Volunteer Centre: Cork
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