About Sanctuary Runners Sligo
The Sanctuary Runners enable Irish People to run alongside, and in solidarity with, those in Direct Provision thereby fostering friendship, positivity and respect while bringing greater awareness to the system in which asylum seekers live. A non-profit organisation run solely by volunteers we aim to use sport, and running in particular, to build bridges between communities and to show we are all equal.
We meet at Park Run at Doorly Park once a month on a Saturday Morning at 9:30. We walk, run, jog, walk, and make friends. As a volunteer when you are available on a Saturday you will be part of a volunteer team who brings together Irish people and asylum seekers in Direct Provision enabling them to run on the same Sanctuary Runners team.
We are non-political and our focus is on humanitarianism and positive action. The positive impact of physical exercise and the normality brought by running shoulder-to-shoulder with others benefits asylum seekers and Irish runners alike.Let your feet do the talking and show Solidarity.
We want to build a wave of positivity in which people, no matter their nationality, religion, gender or legal status, can show respect and dignity to each other and become friends and running mates.Also To have a bit of craic, laugh and show the real us!!!
What's required for this position
Friendly, open and fun! We want the sanctuary runners to see the real Sligo Community and get fit and healthy at the same time. Fit enough to walk/jog 5km.
- Hospitality/ Befriending
- Personable Skills
Level of English required for this role:
Times and commitment required for this role
Minimum time commitment: Flexible
Hours required: 1hrs
Location of volunteering opportunity:
Doorly Park, Sligo
Screening details for this role:
Volunteers will be provided with the following supports:
- Initial induction and training
Is this opportunity suitable for groups/teams of volunteers?
Benefits you will receive as a volunteer
Running is a great equalizer. The Sanctuary Runners provides people residing in Ireland with the chance to show we do care. It empowers all in a positive, healthy and human way.