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:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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.
- 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.