YMCA Ireland: Youth Work Project 2020 for Young Leaders
Volunteer for YMCA Ireland: Youth Work Project 2020 for young Leaders
Application Deadline: 30th June 2020
About the Award: The YMCA Family and Youth work project wants to achieve better outcomes for children, young people and families who are experiencing fewer opportunities. We want to achieve safe spaces where everyone can feel a part of a welcoming community and reach their full potential. Our mission is to work with the whole family to support young people to gain the assets they need to be resilient in the face of life’s challenges. We intentionally work to build this resilience by supporting the development of social competence, active citizenship, physical well-being, spirituality, and positive relationships. The YMCA Family and Youth Work project works with 90 children/young people and their families across three communities who are experiencing fewer opportunities and are at risk of social exclusion. The participants are mostly from economically disadvantaged areas and include children and young people with special needs.
Eligibility: The volunteer must have an interest in working with children, and teenagers, Be motivated by the principles of the European solidarity corp, including a desire to support people who are on the margins of society, and an interest in developing an inclusive sense of European identity and belonging. , Demonstrate dependability and the ability to work to their own initiative. Skills in at least one of the following areas is an asset: Arts and Crafts, Exercise/movement/sports, Drama, Music, STEM activities, and/ or Cooking. Ability to get along with others and work as part of a team.
Eligible Countries: Albania, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Belgium, Bulgaria, Belarus, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark, Algeria, Estonia, Egypt, Greece, Spain, Finland, France, Georgia, Croatia, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Iceland, Italy, Jordan, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Latvia, Libya, Morocco, Moldova (Republic of), Montenegro, North Macedonia, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Palestine, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Russian Federation, Sweden, Slovenia, Slovakia, Syrian Arab Republic, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Kosovo * UN resolution, British Antarctic Territory, Anguilla, Aruba, Bermuda, Bonaire Sint Eustatius and Saba, Canary Islands, Curaçao, Falkland Islands, French Guiana, Greenland, British Indian Ocean Territory, Cayman Islands, Saint Martin (french part), Montserrat, New Caledonia, French Polynesia, St Pierre and Miquelon, Pitcairn, Turks and Caicos Islands, French Southern and Antarctic Territories, Virgin Islands (British), Wallis and Futuna
To be Taken at (Country): Ireland
Number of Awards: Not specified
Value of Award: The volunteer will receive a weekly allowance in line with the ESC requirements. They can either stay with a host family who provides meals and accommodation, or we can give them towards these costs if they would like to find their own accommodation. Transportation costs are covered and the volunteer will have access to a Leap card and a bicycle.
The volunteer will have access to an on arrival and mid-way training along with other international volunteers. The YMCA provides induction, child protection training as well as conferences on topics key to youth workers.
Duration of Award: A total of 44 week(s) during the period 15/09/2020 to 31/07/2021
How to Apply: Apply