Hosting Organisation: Ballymun Regional Youth Resource
Sending organisation: Building Bridges Madrid
Location: Ballymun, Dublin 11
Application Form, C.V, and letter of motivation required by Wed 19th November at 5pm.
Project Application deadline: Feb 6th 2015
End: 01/08/2016 – maybe 01/09/2016
Ballymun Regional Youth Resource ( BRYR) is seeking EVS volunteers with specific skills or strong interests in art forms to work with young peope aged 10-21yrs. Our youth arts programmes currently include digital media, music, youth theatre, visual arts.
The themes of the project are a) Children & youth with its main aim of working towards the welfare and development of young people aged 10-21 years living in Ballymun and b) Promoting & Supporting Volunteerism in Ballymun and a main aim to promote volunteerism and participation among the young people c) Mixing youth arts and youth work.
While volunteers may be focused especially in areas of youth arts work in BRYR, they will often be exposed to/involved in all other areas of our youth work organisation. Overall, volunteers will learn and participate in a wide range of experiences where they will get the opportunity to use and develop their skills.
BRYR is based in Ballymun. Ballymun is a heavily disadvantaged community but is a dynamic urban centre. Ballymun has unemployment is 4 times that of the state, lower than average education levels, higher rates of crime. However, the population is reasonably settled and the majority like living in here. There is high community activity. Ballymun has an area of 1 square mile and is 7k from the city centre.
1. The volunteer will provide practical support to youth work- arts, supporting group work, activities and excursions. The volunteer will work within our annual calendar of programme activities and work on festivals and special events.
Possible tasks within the Arts programme are:
- Music area e.g. Support the Music club. Bring skills in drums, guitars, keyboards, bands, singing, djing, song-writing, community performances
- Visual Art area e.g. Support the Fine Arts groups. Bring skills to activities and community displays e.g. haunted house in Otherworld Hallowe’en Festival, Lift Youth Arts Festival
- Theatre area e.g supportRoundabout Youth Theatre, facilitating workshops and supporting productions.
- Digital Media area e.g. Support film making, sound and music recordings, animation, digital photography, social media, developing creativity and de-mystifying equipment and software.
3. The Volunteer will provide practical support as a general youth work support leader – supporting group work, activities and excursions and/or drop-in areas of our youth facility.
4. Volunteers will engage with local young people and encourage them to pursue volunteering opportunities both locally and internationally.
5. Volunteer will engage in specific activities to promote EVS sending opportunities with local young people.
6. Voluneers will engage in specific activities to promote the theme of the project e.g. intercultural awareness, European Identity development with local young people.
7. Volunteer will engage in specific activities to highlight learning from this project and to externally disseminate that learning.
8. Attend English classes if deemed necessary
The volunteer should be aged between 21 -30 years. Volunteer should be open, outgoing, an easy communicator, assertive. The volunteer should have strong interest/have experience in working with young people aged 10-21 years who live in a disadvantaged area. The volunteer should feel confident in engaging with young people and building positive relationships with these young people. The volunteer must have a good level of fluency in English. The volunteer should be able to show initiative within the boundary of the organisation programme.
The volunteer should have a demonstrated interest/ or be talented in any of the above art forms: – visual arts, music, theatre, digital media.
The interested candidate should forward a CV, motivation letter and the application form in English to firstname.lastname@example.org. E-mail should be sent with subject “EVS Ireland Bryir”. Building Bridges Association will be your sending organisation.
All applications will be shortlisted by a panel. Interviews will take place on the phone or on Skype. 2 EVS positions are open for this project.