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Youth Mentor

Foróige Big Brother Big Sister Programme Waterford

About Foróige Big Brother Big Sister Programme Waterford

Foróige is the leading youth organisation in Ireland and has been working with young people since 1952. Our purpose is to enable young people to involve themselves consciously and actively in their development and in the development of society.

What's Involved

Currently not operating, but recruiting volunteers for when we re-open at a later stage.
Big Brother Big Sister is an internationally renowned youth mentoring programme that forms supportive friendships between a young person and an adult volunteer. Volunteers are asked to share one to two hours a week with their little brother/sister. The initial commitment is for one year. All volunteers are carefully screened and receive training and support throughout the friendship. The young people involved are aged 10-18 years and are from a variety of backgrounds, they would benefit from developing a friendship with a caring adult outside of their family. Volunteers and young people are matched based on common interests/hobbies and complimentary personalities. Together, you can decide on the type of activities that you would like to do; go for coffee, play sport, do arts and crafts, play computer games, listen to music....have fun!

What's required for this position

Good communication, enthusiasm, motivation, reliability, interest and belief in working with young people, patience and empathy

  • Arts/ Music/ Drama
  • Fitness/ Health/ Beauty
  • Hospitality/ Befriending
  • Personable Skills
  • Youth/ Childcare

Level of English required for this role:
Fluent English

Times and commitment required for this role


Minimum time commitment: 1 year

Hours required: 2hrs Weekly

Other Details

Location of volunteering opportunity:
Across South Tipperary

Other location details:
Waterford City, Portlaw, Kilmeaden, Dungarvan, Cashel, Clonmel, Fethard, Cahir, Carrick-on-Suir

Also available in these counties

Screening details for this role:

  • Garda Vetting
  • Informal Interviews
  • References
  • Application Form
  • Identification Check (photo ID etc…)

Volunteers will be provided with the following supports:

  • Support/ advice/ recognition
  • Supervision
  • Initial induction and training
  • Ongoing training opportunities

Age restrictions:
Over 18

Is this opportunity suitable for groups/teams of volunteers?

  • This opportunity is posted by:
  • Volunteer Centre: Tipperary
Volunteer Ireland is delighted to acknowledge the support of:
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