St. Mary's Youth & Community Centre

St. Mary's Youth & Community Centre

Tullamore, Ireland

The application deadline has passed.

Activity description

Working as part of a team in a Youth & Community Centre delivering a programme of supports and services to young people aged 7 upwards. The Centre uses Music & Drama, Sports and Recreation alongside Educational activities as the main tools for working with the young people. The main aim of the project is to broaden cultural knowledge for both the target group and the volunteer. The volunteers are actively encouraged to discover Ireland and its diverse culture while here and accommodate this with extended weekend breaks for the volunteer. This is a terrific opportunity for the right person to visit another country, learn about Irish culture, experience working with young people as part of a team and learn about themselves while doing so.

Accommodation, food and transport arrangements

Accommodation will be provided in a Host Family less than 15 minutes Minutes from the Community Centre. each volunteer will have their own room and while the food will be provided in the main the volunteers will be responsible for preparing their own meals Subsistence money will be given to the volunteer, to cover food and utility bills 1 month in advance and pocket money on a weekly basis in accordance with the ESC grant. Flights etc will be paid for upon arrival in line with the ESC travel Band allowance

Training during the activity

All Participants will receive Child Protection Training. There are from time to time other opportunities to join other relevant training programmes. On Arrival and Mid Way training for the volunteers will be arranged by the national agency Leargas

Participant profile

Outgoing and enthusiastic 18-30 year old with a keen interest to work in a community based organisation primarily working with young people aged 7 upwards. Be able to communicate in English the working language of the project. Experience of working with young people or a relevant qualification would be a bonus.

Activity dates

A total of 47 week(s) during the period 01/02/2021 to 31/12/2021


Activity location

Harbour St, R35 W2k0 Tullamore Ireland


Looking for participants from

Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark, Greece, Spain, Finland, France, Croatia, Hungary, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Serbia, Sweden, Slovenia, Slovakia, United Kingdom


Activity topics

Social challenges

Citizenship and democratic participation

Creativity and culture


Deadline for applications

Application deadline: 11/01/2021