Finished school in 2010, PLC in Counselling & Psychology, 2nd Year Social & Community Development, Aiming to be Youth Worker, Volunteering for about 5 years. Voluntary work is very relevant to my field!!
Volunteer in Celbridge Youth Café. Located in the Mill Community Centre. Opened in 2010. For 15-18 year olds.
Was a junior leader in youth club. Heard about new project. Meetings and training from beginning. (2008) After long 2 years Youth Café opened.
Benefits to both the volunteer and the organisation. Volunteers can bring a set of skills that may be useful.
Can learn new skills, Build confidence, Meet new people, Improves mood – feeling of making a difference, Gives an insight to their community.
Different skillsets from volunteers, Work would not be possible without the volunteers.
Provide a service which might not be available. Set examples for young people – role models. Acquire new skills from other volunteers. Groups can come together for specific projects.
Volunteers need to meet, Decide with young people what activities, Train Volunteers, Funding, Policy making, Publications, Events, Encourage volunteers to tell their friends.
Child Protection Leadership Training Different Laws Each Organisation will have their own training requirements.
Fundraising is difficult – especially in tough times. People are still generous, thank them! Recent events – Talent Shows and Bag Packing.