Leixlip Youth and Community Centre

Serving the Community of Leixlip, Co Kildare

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Youth Club Volunteers needed

Leixlip Youth and Community Centre provides a purpose built centre for the youth and community of Leixlip. The centre provides a youth room, community hall, kitchen facilities and rooms to rent to the youth and community. The aims of our organisation is to make a positive difference in the lives of the youth and community of Leixlip, through the provision and management of a multi-purpose youth and community premises. The premises enable the community to both provide and develop a range of services and activities that will meet the changing needs of young people in Leixlip, while promoting their personal and social development

What’s Involved

The Role of a Volunteer • To act as a positive role model for the young people • To support the children to join in, participate in and to have fun in all activities • To encourage, praise, respect and value each young person • To follow the direction and guidance given by the Youth Leader with regard to the safety and care of each young person • To look for support and to ask for help when the need arises • To be aware of and follow the LYPG policies and procedures. If you have any concerns that someone is not following these guidelines please discuss this with the Youth Leader. • To report all incidents or accidents immediately to your Youth Leader who will pass this information on to the relevant staff member where necessary • To ensure all young people are present and accounted for and to bring to the attention of the Youth Leader if a child is missing • To give support to the young people and to other volunteers • To participate in briefing/ debriefing sessions at the start and end of each club session • To be informed of the Codes of behaviour and Procedures • To ensure confidentiality is upheld • To arrive on time and inform the Youth Leader if you can’t make it • To work as part of a team and treat everybody with respect • To know the young people you are working with (i.e. remember their names)

What’s required for this position

An interest in working with children and the ability to work in a team are essential. Be a good observer, a good listener and respect and encourage young people and other leaders

  • Other
  • Youth/ Childcare

Times and commitment required for this role

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
Morning
Afternoon
Evening

Minimum time commitment: Flexible

Hours required: 2hrs Weekly

Screening details for this role:

  • Informal Interviews
  • References
  • Application Form

Volunteers will be provided with the following supports:

  • Support/ advice/ recognition
  • Supervision
  • Initial induction and training
  • Reimbursement of expenses
  • Insurance cover
  • Ongoing training opportunities

Age restrictions:
Over 18

Benefits you will receive as a volunteer

Volunteers will be gain valuable experience in working with young people. Volunteers will be recognised and valued for their contribution to the organisation. Any staff training is offered to volunteers also free of charge.

Contact us on 016247435 or email info@lycc.ie

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Leixlip Youth and Community Centre provides a purposes built centre for the youth and community of Leixlip. The centre provides a youth room, community hall, kitchen facilities and rooms to rent to the youth and community.

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By: Rashid Azar