Volunteering opportunities 2014
Summer Scheme / Youth project volunteers
July & August 2014
Mencap’s Youth service in Northern Ireland currently have limited places for volunteers on our unique summer schemes.
Our Young People Together project offers a new type of summer scheme, which aims to meet the needs of individual young people. This is program supports children & young people who have learning, behavioural or communication difficulties and find it hard to join other mainstream summer schemes. We are currently recruiting volunteers to help us deliver on this work and a range of additional youth projects and summer schemes across Northern Ireland.
Volunteer oppertunites are available for up 8 people per scheme in the following areas:
L/Derry 7th -18th July (2 weeks)
Lisburn 7th -25th July (3 weeks)
Coleraine 21st July -1th August (2 weeks )
Kilkeel 14th July -1th August (3 weeks )
Dungannon 23rd July-5th August (2 weeks)
Irvinestown 23rd July-14th August (3 weeks)
Belfast 28th July-15th August (3 weeks)
Magherafelt 4th August -15th August (2 weeks)
Additional summer schemes may also be available in other areas including: Belfast, Ballymena, & Coleraine.
All applicants will be shortlisted and under go an assessment process.
All placements are subject to standard access NI checks;. All necessary training will be provided, before the schemes.
Summer scheme volunteer
All of our summer schemes provide a range of challenging and stimulating out of school, activities for children and young people with a variety of special educational needs. We require a team of motivated high quality summer volunteers to help us deliver these projects in 2013
Purpose of the Role
Help provide exciting summer opportunities for young people with special educational needs.
Main duties and responsibilities
To assist in the delivery of Mencap’s summer programme of activities
Support staff to ensure that the summer scheme programme of activities can be truly engaging and fun.
Assist programme leader in the delivery of the daily activities
Enthusiasm, energy and willingness to participate in also sorts of fun activities.
A willingness to undertake appropriate training
All applications to volunteer on our 2014 programs can be made through our online application process which will be available from February 7th 2014 .
If you have any other volunteering questions please contact us or visit the our national Mencap volunteering pages