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European Solidarity Corps Mentor

Solas Project

About Solas Project

Solas Project is a charity (CHY 17385) based in Dublin 8. Our vision is to see communities rejuvenated. We aim to do this by equipping and building up young people to overcome all limitations imposed on them by social and educational disadvantage through the adventure of discovering their abilities and self-worth.

What's Involved

What's involved in this mentor role?

  • Building a mentoring relationship with a European Solidarity Corps participant (aged 18 – 21) who has moved to Ireland for 12 months to partake in volunteer work with Solas Project.
  • Together with the young person create goals via the tool of the Youth Pass which is available online.
  • Encouraging accurate and honest reflection of their performance and learning achieved on an ongoing basis.
  • Meet with the European Solidarity Corps participant once a month in a casual setting to talk and see how they are coping on a personal and professional level.
  • Being willing to be available online for occasions where the mentee needs additional support.
  • Closely liaising with the organisation and the Volunteer Manager and passing on feedback from the European Solidarity participant where required.

    Time Commitment Required For This Role
    You will be required to meet with the participant(s) once per month (in person or video /phone call). We are flexible as to when this happens, can be morning, evening or weekend, depending on their schedule(s).

    What's required for this position

  • Empathy and listening skills.
  • Previous mentoring experience on some level is essential.
  • Be concerned with the social and personal welfare of the intern.
  • Be willing to provide support / assistance in conflict or challenging situations.
  • Provide feedback to the Volunteer Manager at Solas Project.

    • Hospitality/ Befriending
    • Personable Skills
    • Youth/ Childcare

    Level of English required for this role:
    Fluent English

    Times and commitment required for this role

    MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
    Morning
    Afternoon
    Evening

    Minimum time commitment: 1 year

    Hours required: 2hrs Monthly

    Other Details

    Location of volunteering opportunity:
    Anywhere in Dublin city

    Other location details:
    The European Solidarity participants live in Dublin 2

    Also available in these counties
    Dublin - Dun Laoghaire/ Rathdown, Dublin - Fingal, Dublin - South Dublin County

    Screening details for this role:

    • 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

    Age restrictions:
    Over 25

    Is this opportunity suitable for groups/teams of volunteers?
    No

    Benefits you will receive as a volunteer

    Have you ever moved to another country/city? Would you have liked to have a mentor to support you emotionally? This is your chance to be one for someone else. Great experience to have and to add to your CV. Solas Project will provide reference.

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