Foróige’s Autism Specific Big Brother Big Sister Programme is seeking volunteers.

foroigeadmin April 12, 2018

 

April is National Autism Awareness Month

Do you have 1 hour per week to spare? Would you like to give back to the community and gain some volunteering experience by mentoring a young person?

Foróige’s Autism Specific Big Brother Big Sister Programme is seeking volunteers.

Foróige National Youth Development Organisation is currently recruiting volunteers to take part in The Big Brother Big Sister Youth Mentoring Programme in Sligo, Leitrim and West Cavan - mentoring young people aged between 15 & 24 years who have autism.

The programme matches an adult volunteer with a young person with autism who would benefit from having a mentor in their lives. Females are matched with females, males with males. Matches are based on similar interests and compatible personalities.

As a volunteer you will be supported to establish a relationship with the young person, aimed at assisting them in their development. Ongoing training and support is provided to the volunteer. We need male and female volunteers. The commitment is a weekly meeting with the young person for one hour over the course of one year.

If you would like to hear more about this volunteering opportunity contact Elaine on 086 0497089 or by email Elaine.granaghan@foroige.ie

“A little time, a big difference”

Listen to Elaine Granaghan speaking to Ocean FM about the Programme some time ago.

 

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