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North Cork Foróige young people celebrate boost to youth services
Back row: Aidan Carroll, Shane Fitzgerald, Conan Crowley
Front Row: Aine Lynch, Ellen Breen, Emma O Callaghan, Shauna O Connell
Press release 08/05/18
'North Cork to get major boost in youth services'
Volunteers needed for new opportunity in Foróige
Foróige, Ireland’s leading youth development organisation, is to grow and develop volunteer led youth services in the North Cork/West Waterford area, having received funding from the Tomar Trust.
This is a massive opportunity to further develop youth services locally, and for people to get involved in new and exciting roles which will benefit young people, the community and themselves.
Foróige will be focussing on establishing new clubs in areas that are yet to benefit from a Foróige presence, as well as strengthening existing clubs in these communities.
Emma Browne, Club Development Worker with Foróige said “This is such an exciting time for communities and volunteer led youth work in North Cork. I was a volunteer with Foróige for five years myself, so I know first-hand how beneficial the experience can be to the young people. I often find volunteers get just as much out of the whole experience as the young people themselves. Foróige is all about enabling young people to involve themselves consciously and actively in their development, and in the development of society.”
“In the coming year in the North Cork area we are hoping to grow the numbers of Foróige volunteers with this incredible opportunity which has been made possible by Tomar Trust.
Please get in contact if you feel you can make a positive contribution to the young people's lives in your community. Foróige will provide you with amazing training and opportunities to learn and grow as a person. For information on the types of clubs and groups possible in Foróige and how to get in touch with me see below …”
Examples of Foróige clubs:
- Foróige Club– suitable for all young people aged between 13 & 18
- Foróige Juniors– suitable for all young people aged between 10 & 12
o A Youth Café is an example of a volunteer led club which acts as a safe environment for youths to hang out, relax and interact with peers.
- Special Interest Groups– A space where youths can come together to practice / share a common interest. This may include Computers & Technology, Arts & Crafts, Music, Dance etc. These groups are usually started by volunteers with the same interests.
Foróige will show you how to deliver some great programmes and activities with young people.
Foróige is currently recruiting volunteers for this new initiative. If you are based in the North Cork area and think you would make a great volunteer, or know someone who might – please call Emma on 086-4134777 or email [email protected] #WeAreForóige
For further information please contact:
Helena Clarke, Foróige Marketing Communications Officer
087 632 5138 / 01 630 1732
Foróige is the leading youth organisation in Ireland. The charity works with over 50,000 young people and 5,500 adult volunteers annually, through a network of more than 650 youth clubs & cafés, 160 targeted projects and national programmes such as Entrepreneurship (NFTE), Health & Wellbeing, Citizenship and Entrepreneurship.