09 February 2009

Volunteer Openings in Northern Ireland

I'll be listing a few of the upcoming project site openings. Today's selections are two placements in Northern Ireland, open in summer 2009. You can find more information about the BVS process from www.brethrenvolunteerservice.org, or more details about these projects from me at brethrenservice@worldcom.ch... Both are open for either one year, or two years.

210. Belfast, Northern Ireland

Forthspring Inter Community Group, a local inter-community partnership located along the "peace wall" in West Belfast, seeks a Youth and Children’s Programs Volunteer for assisting in the planning and implementation of programs for children and young people, in the afterschools and youth programs which include center based and detached youth work. The project aims to create a safe and friendly environment where children and youth can grow as individuals and build relationships across the neighborhood's divisions. Requirements: Flexibility, compassion, patience, enthusiasm, creativity, enjoy working with youth and children. Good social skills essential. Commitment to reconciliation work. Preferred experience: degree in teaching, physical or outdoor education, or social work. Experience working with inner-city children and young people. Skills in art, crafts, music, sports, outdoor activities; good group work skills would be valuable. www.forthspring.org.uk


1137. Coleraine, Northern Ireland

Kilcranny House is a peace and reconciliation center and farm situated in a beautiful rural location on the edge of Coleraine, Northern Ireland. Our mission is “working for peace between people and between people and the earth.” The project seeks a committed Volunteer. Duties include general house and maintenance work, hosting visiting groups, animal care, organic gardening, working with schools, youth groups and others. Requirements: Volunteers should be flexible, responsible, good humored, patient, self-sufficient and resourceful. They need to have good communication skills, enjoy people, have group work skills and like outdoor work. An interest in peace and nonviolence and an open and non-judgmental attitude towards the ongoing political process in Northern Ireland is essential. www.kilcrannyhouse.org

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