Volunteer Project Coordinators needed for VSI projects in Ireland this summer.

2 May 2014

Volunteer Project Coordinators needed for VSI projects in Ireland this summer.

Would you like to help out on VSI’s projects in Ireland this summer?

We need Volunteer Project Coordinators for a number of our projects from June to August, including environmental projects in Killarney National Park and Country Kildare and a children’s summer camp at Mosney Asylum Seekers Centre.

The role involves volunteering with the group, helping the volunteers settle in, helping to organise the group on a daily basis, developing and supporting good group dynamics, promoting intercultural exchange and helping to organise free-time activities. You will get to know the international volunteers and the host organisation and develop your leadership skills. Support is provided by VSI during the projects.

Volunteering experience is essential. Experience of leading volunteer projects, youth exchanges or other kinds of projects would be useful but is not essential.  You must be over 21 and have good communication and organisational skills.  

This is a volunteer role, your travel expenses within Ireland are covered and your food and accommodation are free, there are no fees.

We also need volunteers to visit some of our projects to meet the volunteer groups and the hosts at the beginning and at the end of the projects.

 If you're interested but not sure you have the skills or experience, contact Helen in VSI helen@vsi.ie or sign up for the training on May 10/11.

 VSI’s Coordinator Training for projects in Ireland is taking place on 10th and 11th May in Dublin. 

The training will include Group dynamics, Team-building, Cultural exchange, Communications skills and Health and Safety on projects. If you attend the training there's no obligation to coordinate a project if you decide it's not for you. At the training you will also find out about VSI and the work that we do and other ways that you can help out.  

 Interested – send us an email ivp@vsi.ie and we will send you more details. Download the application form.