Solas Project After Schools support

Solas Project After Schools support

Solas Project

Dublin, Ireland

The application deadline has passed.

Activity description

The After Schools Club provides a purposeful activity in a secure environment in an attempt to meet the physical, emotional and intellectual needs of children aged 5 - 11 years of age. These children are specifically targeted by Solas Project because they are at risk of early school leaving due to social and educational disadvantage. We cater for up to 35 children in inner city Dublin. The Club strives to be a home away from home. We provide the structure of sitting around a table to have a meal, helping with homework, and doing a fun activity together. What's involved in this role? - Getting to know the children, building up rapport and having fun with them, 1-1 and in groups. - Supervising mealtime, activity time and motivating the children to participate and engage with the programme. - Organising and initiating activities and free play for the children. - Preparing and serving food for the children. - Cleaning up programme space on a daily basis.

Accommodation, food and transport arrangements

YWCA Dublin residence. You will share a bedroom with another ESC participant (same sex). You will get a monthly allowance for food and can also avail of the food you will be preparing daily for the children. YWCA is a city centre residence warm, comfortable and friendly about a 35-40 minute walk / 15 minute cycle from the project.

Training during the activity

Induction Training Child Protection Awareness Training On Arrival Training with national agency Mid-Way Training with national agency Mental well being training Therapeutic Behavioural Skills Training

Participant profile

We are looking for volunteers who are: - passionate about children and making a change - show initiative - show positivity and energy, are reliable, patient - continued enthusiasm - resilient - relate well to children and will gently encourage them to engage with the programme and enjoy it - do not take themselves too seriously but serious about making a difference in the lives of these children - adaptable and flexible - the lives of the children can be chaotic due to trauma / disadvantage. We're also a charity dependent on adequate funding so flexibility is key!

Activity dates

A total of 53 week(s) during the period 20/08/2023 to 25/08/2024

Activity location

Unit One, Liberty View, Long's Place, Dublin 8, D08 WY84 Dublin Ireland

Looking for participants from

Austria, Belgium, Germany, Denmark, Spain, Finland, France, Croatia, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Sweden, Slovenia, Slovakia, Ireland

Activity topics

Social challenges

Health and wellbeing

Education and training

Creativity and culture

Deadline for applications

Application deadline: 20/03/2023