Youth Programmes – Audio & Visual Club Leader

Our organisation & the programme

Ozanam House is a community resource centre run by the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul. It is located on the site of the original clothing and furniture warehouse in a building that has also been used by the Society for a variety of purposes for over 100 years. Since our opening in September 2002, we have continued to develop various programmes and projects aimed at addressing the issue of social exclusion as well as the many needs of the local community in Dublin’s north inner city. The centre now offers over 600 programme places to more than 500 people per week where our youngest member is 3 and our eldest is 94. We also engage 75 active volunteers who share their time and skills each week for the benefit of others.

One of the programmes referred to above is our Youth Programmes. These programmes are broken into age-specific groups:

  1. The Ozanam Youth Groups are open for all children from the age of 6 to 12 years with a maximum number of 60 registered in the groups.
  2. The Senior Youth Service is open for young people from the age of 13 to 18 years with a maximum of 40 young people registered in the groups

 

Audio & Visual Club Leader for Senior Youth Service;

Overview of the Volunteer Role

We try to nurture and build on the unique skills our volunteers possess and bring to the centre and we do this through supporting them to facilitate sessions with the youth groups.

Our Audio and Visual Club will be one of the workshops undertaken as part of our Senior Youth Service. The club aims to promote the young peoples’ technical skills when it comes to using equipment relating to podcasts and video production. This involves recording using microphones and cameras and editing the material using software like Abobé Premiere Pro and Audition.

 

Tasks

  • With guidance and support of the Youth Work coordinator, to prepare these courses in advance gearing the content of the classes/workshops appropriate to the needs and skills of the young people
  • To act as a leader and facilitate this series of workshops in our Youth Service
  • To source materials to undertake the courses, these will be funded by the centre
  • To ensure the room and space are prepared and ready for the participants in advance of the class starting
  • To lead the class with the support at all times of the programme team – volunteer leaders and assistants
  • To review activities with the Youth Work programme coordinator implementing changes where necessary
  • To follow the policies and procedures of Ozanam House which can be found in the induction pack or in the office
  • To review the workshops & programme when developing the next stage and further workshops.

Time commitment

Wednesdays 7.15 – 8.45pm

This club is planned to take place in the next term year; September 2019 to June 2020.

It is hoped that the volunteer will stay with the programme for that period. The exact times and dates of the workshop will be agreed between the volunteer and the Youth Work coordinator.

The volunteer should consider committing to the time of the group above plus extra time for the planning and preparation of the classes/workshops.

 

Skills, Experience & Qualities Required

  • Expertise and specific skill in audio/visual recording and production
  • Fun and Energy when teaching your skill to a group of young people
  • Ability to relate well to young people and enjoy dealing with them
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Good organizational skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Self-confidence towards other people
  • Patience, resilience, tolerance and flexibility
  • Previous workshop experience is desirable but not essential
  • Knowledge of mentioned software

 

Training & Support

  • The volunteer will have an initial meeting with the Youth Work coordinator to receive a role-specific induction and to agree on a timetable and schedule of duties in line with the volunteer role description
  • The volunteer will receive support at all times from the programme team – coordinator, volunteers, leaders and assistants.
  • Special support will be given by the programme coordinator in advance for planning the workshop.

 

Benefits

  • Personal and professional development
  • Sharing knowledge that can help others enrich their lives
  • Learn new skills (e.g decision-making and finding alternatives, leadership skills, communication skills, organizational skills, behavioural competencies)
  • The chance to contribute towards the development of children and young people to enhance their sense of self-worth and belief
  • To make a difference in young people’s lives
  • Opportunity to use and develop skills and talents
  • Opportunity to bring ideas on board and develop the centre
  • Opportunity to work in a relaxed atmosphere and learn about a community resource centre
  • Opportunity to develop friendships and meaningful relationships with like-minded peers
  • Opportunity to build up valuable work experience

If you have a skill or qualification in an area that you feel will benefit Ozanam House
please contact us!
A meeting will be arranged.

 

Kim                                                                                                              Phone: 01-8742804
Email: admin@ozanamhouse.ie

YOUTH PROGRAMMES MUSICAL DRAMA TEACHER

Our organisation & the programme

Ozanam House is a community resource centre run by the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul. It is located on the site of the original clothing and furniture warehouse in a building that has also been used by the Society for a variety of purposes for over 100 years. Since our opening in September 2002, we have continued to develop various programmes and projects aimed at addressing the issue of social exclusion as well as the many needs of the local community in Dublin’s north inner city. The centre now offers over 600 programme places to more than 500 people per week where our youngest member is 3 and our eldest is 94. We also engage 75 active volunteers who share their time and skills each week for the benefit of others.

One of the programmes referred to above is our Youth Programmes. These programmes are broken into 3 categories:

  1. Youth Clubs; social activity and youth work-based clubs for age-specific groups (6-12 and 13-18 years).
  2. Music Club; lessons in guitar, violin, piano, singing and dance.
  3. Academic Support Groups; providing tuition, guidance and support to junior and leaving cert students

 

Musical Drama Teacher-

Overview of the Role

We try to nurture and build on the unique skills our volunteers possess and bring to the centre and we do this through supporting them to facilitate sessions with the youth groups.

Our Music Club offers affordable music lessons to children and young people from ages 6 to 14 years old. We offer a range of classes throughout the day with Guitar, Violin, Piano, Singing and Dance classes.

We cater for absolute beginners and intermediate level students, and we provide all musical instruments needed.

It is open on Saturdays from 10am to 3pm, throughout the academic year.

We now need a teacher of ‘musical drama’ to teach this class to the children.

This class includes singing and drama, theatrical skills and music. The class will run for one hour during the club times above.

 

Tasks

  • To prepare these classes in advance
  • To source any materials required to undertake the classes, these will be funded by the centre
  • To ensure the room and space are prepared and ready for the participants in advance of the class starting
  • To lead and teach the class with the support at all times of the programme team – class leaders and assistants
  • To review activities with the Youth Groups coordinator implementing changes where necessary
  • To follow the policies and procedures of Ozanam House which can be found in the induction pack or in the office

Time commitment

Saturday 11.30am-1.30pm

September 2019 to June 2020

The volunteer should consider committing to the time of the classes/workshops plus extra time for the planning and preparation of the classes/workshops.

 

Skills, Experience & Qualities Required

  • Expertise and specific skill in a musical theatre, singing, drama and/or dance
  • Fun and Energy when teaching your skill to a group of young people
  • Ability to relate well to young people and enjoy dealing with them
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Good organizational skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Self-confidence towards other people
  • Patience, resilience, tolerance and flexibility
  • Previous teaching experience is desirable but not essential

 

Training & Support

  • The volunteer will have an initial meeting with the co-ordinator to receive a role-specific induction and to agree on a timetable and schedule of duties in line with the volunteer role description
  • The volunteer will receive support at all times of the programme team – class leaders and assistants.
  • Special support will be given by the programme coordinator in advance for planning the classes.

 

Benefits

  • Personal and professional development
  • Sharing knowledge that can help others enrich their lives
  • Learn new skills (e.g decision-making and finding alternatives, leadership skills, communication skills, organizational skills, behavioural competencies)
  • The chance to contribute towards the development of children and young people to enhance their sense of self-worth and belief
  • To make a difference in young people’s lives
  • Opportunity to use and develop skills and talents
  • Opportunity to bring ideas on board and develop the centre
  • Opportunity to work in a relaxed atmosphere and learn about a community resource centre
  • Opportunity to develop friendships and meaningful relationships with like-minded peers
  • Opportunity to build up valuable work experience

 

If you have a skill or qualification in an area that you feel will benefit Ozanam House
please contact us!
A meeting will be arranged

Contact;

Kim                                                                                                          Phone: 01-8742804
Email: admin@ozanamhouse.ie

Summer Project Training

As our Youth Summer Projects are about to begin, we are doing lots of training before our volunteers can start. This is just a small sample of the work that goes on behind the scenes in preparation for the Summer Projects that our highly committed volunteers are involved in.  Our programme coordinators, Nino and Eireánn also put in a lot of planning and resources to make the projects run efficiently.

CoderDojo Mentors needed for Ozanam House

Information for Volunteers

 

General Information

We are in the process of establishing a free after-school coding club for young people in our community, as part of the CoderDojo movement, here in Ozanam House which is a community centre in the North Inner City run by the SVP.

 

CoderDojo is a global, volunteer-led movement that organises free computer clubs for young people aged 7–17, and there are more than 1600 clubs (Dojos) in countries all over the world. At a Dojo, young people explore technology and learn how to code in a fun, relaxed environment. CoderDojo gives young people confidence, a place to meet new friends, and valuable skills for the future, and it can open up new avenues for children who might not otherwise have such learning opportunities. You can find out more at coderdojo.com.

 

In order to be successful, a Dojo needs mentors — adult volunteers, with or without technical skills — who provide support, guidance, and encouragement for young people to complete their projects and develop their skills. Mentors in turn also receive opportunities and benefits by being a part of the CoderDojo movement as well as being a member of Ozanam House and SVP. I hope you will share this message with your staff and students, offering them the chance to contribute to their community by becoming CoderDojo mentors.

 

Champion’s Handbook

 

In addition to the resources provided here at Ozanam House, there is also a depth of resources available through the CoderDojo website which includes activities for starting the class and the best software to use for programming. There is also a Champion’s Handbook which gives the background information on CoderDojo, like how it was set-up and the organisation’s ethics, how to get a Dojo up and running and how to structure the sessions.

 

Class Structure

 

Speaking of class structure, we are hoping to have 10 Ninjas (participants) per session, which will mean a Champion and at least three mentors facilitating the sessions. We would like to have 10 mentors on the books as a way of making sure there is enough cover. The sessions will take place here at Ozanam House and we will make laptops available to those that don’t have any.

 

Time

 

The sessions will take place for two hours on Saturdays.

 

Skills

 

Do you have to be an expert in code and programming to become involved? No, not at all. While this is a bonus, it is not essential. We do ask that you do have some technical knowledge and are comfortable using computers and for your time and enthusiasm. Also, if you have experience in a similar set-up or a background in dealing with children and teens would be a bonus.

 

Process

 

The process is the same for all our volunteers. As we have a responsibility to all the service users at Ozanam House, everyone will go through the Garda Vetting process and reference checking. There will also be inductions and Child Protection Training provided.

 

Why be a mentor?

 

Mentoring provides volunteers with a host of valuable new skills and experiences:

 

Communication skills: Interaction with young people and other mentors allows volunteers to develop their communication skills.

 

Networking: Mentors will have the opportunity to form contacts with IT professionals.

 

Develop programming skills: Mentors’ technical skills will be fostered, as each Dojo covers several programming languages from beginner to advanced levels.

 

Local community and youth work: Mentoring will give volunteers experience of working with young people while helping out and giving back to their local community. You can support young people in Dublin’s North Inner City to develop skills which will give them opportunities to create better futures.

 

Professional development: Many companies recognise CoderDojo mentoring as a great addition to a job applicant’s professional development. Some companies that have worked directly with CoderDojo are Microsoft, Salesforce, Accenture, Riot Games, Deloitte, and Thomson Reuters.

 

 

Find a video illustrating what mentoring at a Dojo is like at dojo.soy/letter-mentor-vid

 

Interested?

 

Thank you in advance for helping young people in our community improve their confidence and creative skills while learning to build amazing things with technology. If you have any questions or wish to volunteer, please email us at admin@ozanamhouse.ie

 

Ozanam Coder Flyer (Champions and Mentors[admin])

 

Our Wonderful Volunteer Leaders – What a Difference they Make

The young people are not the only ones full of excitement and joy for the summer project. This year we have had the highest number of returning volunteers coming back as youth leaders for the duration of the project. This is thanks to the success and pure enjoyment from the previous years. The volunteers can see the positive impact they are making on the lives of these children.

Both our returning and new volunteers bring their dedication, time, energy, skills and experience to each and every day they are in Ozanam House. They make a lasting impact on the lives of the children and young people and even through some of them are only taking part in the project for few days or a week,  children and young people see their energy and the positive attitudes they bring. They are the ones who take part and lead activities each and every day, they facilitate the fun and joy the children and young people are having and look forward to every summer. None of what we are trying to do in Ozanam House would be possible if we didn’t have our amazing volunteers.

With the help and great work of the volunteers, so far we have been able to give a fantastic experience to 235 children and young people this Summer.

 

Summer Projects – Role of the Volunteer

A safe place where people learn and grow,

that serves our needs and enriches our lives

in a supportive, fun and caring environment

SUMMER PROJECT volunteer

Our organisation

Ozanam House is a community resource centre run by the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul. It is located on the site of the original clothing and furniture warehouse in a building that has also been used by the Society for a variety of purposes for over 100 years. Since our opening in September 2002, we have continued to develop various programmes and projects aimed at addressing the issue of social exclusion as well as the many needs of the local community.

Overview of the Volunteer Role

One of our biggest and most successful programmes is our summer projects where we engage up to 280 children and young people on an action-packed activities programme throughout the months of June, July and August each year.

 

We engage as many volunteers as possible to support our staff in this activity programme, mentoring the children, facilitating activities where skills allow, accompanying the children and young people on weekly trips and acting as role models to the children throughout.

 

Tasks

  • Attend the Induction Training, Child Protection Training session and Summer project Training Days
  • Working directly with the children and young people supporting them in all aspects of their daily activities and routines.
  • Utilising and sharing your skills to ensure that the time you offer the programme is quality time
  • Supporting the staff in their role of providing quality care for the children in our service
  • Acting as a role model to the children, supporting them in all areas of their learning and development.
  • To work as part of the summer project team with volunteers, students and managers.
  • To learn about youth work and good youth work practices with the help and support of the team through daily meetings with the team
  • Using policies and procedures in working with the children. Youth Leaders will get to know all of the centres policies and procedures over the first few months of work with the help and support of staff.

 

Time commitment

We ask Volunteers to commit to a minimum of ONE WEEK in one of the following projects

  • Senior Summer Project
  • to 18 years –   17th June to 12th July    Monday to Friday from 12:00pm to 5pm.

Specific training for this project takes places

Thursday  13th June  5pm-9pm (please save the date)

 

  • Youth Summer Project

6 to 12 years   –   1st   July to 26th July          Monday to Friday from 10:00am to 4pm.

Specific training for this project takes places

Saturday   22nd  June  10am-4pm

OR

Saturday    29th  June 10am-4pm (please save the date)

 

  • Childcare Summer Project

4 to 8 years   –   30th July – 17th August     Monday to Friday from 1:00pm to 5pm.

Specific training for this project takes places

Saturday   22nd  June  10am-4pm

OR

Saturday    29th  June 10am-4pm (please save the date)

 

Our expectation is that volunteers commit to a minimum One week of a project. This allows for relationships top form and for consistency across the project with Children and young people seeing the same faces every day. These relationships and this consistency is vital to the success of the project.

In addition, the Volunteer must make themselves available for training in advance of the project:

  • Induction Training – 2 hours (evening)
  • Child Protection Training – 3 hours (evening)
  • Summer Project Training – 1 day (Saturday)

 

Other volunteers
In addition, we welcome applications from potential volunteers who have specific expertise or skills which they can contribute. For example, volunteers in the past have facilitated activities in specific arts and crafts, cooking or in sports on a given week. The time commitment for these volunteers will vary and be agreed in advance with the co-ordinator.

Skills, Experience & Qualities

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to establish good relationships with children and young people
  • Strong commitment and enthusiasm to children and young people and an understanding of the factors affecting their lives
  • Interest and commitment to developing the capacity to provide reliable support to children and young people in times of stress and act with integrity, respect and support
  • Good organizational skills
  • Good level of energy and fun
  • An accepting and non-authoritarian approach
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Reliability, patience, resilience and flexibility
  • Ability to treat children and young people’s concerns with respect, tact and sensitivity
  • Ability to be aware of own limits, to admit it and to ask for support
  • Previous experience is desirable but not essential

 

Training & Support

  • The volunteer will attend an induction/information night in the centre prior to the project starting and will get a general information pack to become familiar with the centre and our procedures
  • A Child Protection Training session will be provided. This training will inform the volunteer of the protection and welfare of children under the Children’s Act 1997 and best practices when working with young people.
  • The volunteer will attend specific Summer Project training focusing further on the details of the project itself and the role of the volunteer with lost of practical tips and guidance on all areas of the summer project
  • Daily and ongoing individual supports will be provided throughout your time on the project

 

Support & Supervision

Daily de-briefing meeting occur throughout the summer project where volunteers review the day and get support and advice from training and qualified staff members in the centre

 

Benefits

  • General happiness and satisfaction
  • Personal and professional development in terms of confidence, patience, adaptability.
  • Learn new skills (decision-making and finding alternatives, leadership skills, communication skills, organizational skills, behavioural competencies …)
  • The change to contribute towards the development of children and young people to enhance the sense of self-worth and belief
  • Opportunity to use and develop skills and talents
  • Opportunity to bring ideas on board and develop the centre
  • Opportunity to work in a relaxed atmosphere
  • Opportunity to develop friendships and meaningful relationships with like-minded peers
  • Opportunity to build up valuable work experience
  • Tea and coffee will be provided for all volunteers

 

Contact

 

Kim Haugh

Email; admin@ozanamhouse.ie

Phone; 01 8742804

All Go in Our Youth Groups

Anyone who has been to Ozanam House might have found tiny cutouts of different characters from Christmas, St Patrick’s day and Easter Treasure Hunts. They are so well hidden that children taking part in our annual Easter Egg hunt found some from last years hunt, causing a little bit of confusion on the final egg count!

 

In recent weeks, we have been busy celebrating the power of positivity. Our youth groups got busy making positivity posters, gratitude jars and taking part in body positivity workshops. While everyone had a great time decorating their amazing jars with everything they could find in the arts presses, they also got to fill those jars with all the incredible things they are grateful for and make them happy. Some of them chose to leave their jars in Ozanam House so the leaders could write nice things for them every week to make them happy.

 

Our senior youth groups took part in body positivity workshops to learn ways of loving and accepting all bodies. This is especially important at their age as social pressures can be extremely challenging and difficult for many of them.

As the weather is picking up and we are getting closer and closer to summer both young people and children in our groups have started making their wish lists and activities they want to be doing during the summer project and it is getting everyone very excited.

 

 

 

We Are Now Recruiting for Our Summer Project 2019

We are now recruiting for our Youth Summer Project 2019.

Time commitment

We ask Volunteers to commit to a minimum of ONE WEEK in one of the following projects

  • Senior Summer Project
  • to 18 years –   17th June to 12th July    Monday to Friday from 12:00pm to 5pm.

Specific training for this project takes places

Thursday  13th June  5pm-9pm (please save the date)

 

  • Youth Summer Project

6 to 12 years   –   1st   July to 26th July          Monday to Friday from 10:00am to 4pm.

Specific training for this project takes places

Saturday   22nd  June  10am-4pm

OR

Saturday    29th  June 10am-4pm (please save the date)

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