'West Waterford to get major boost in youth services'

foroigeadmin May 3, 2018

Captions for photos attached:

1. Volunteers and young people from Lismore Foróige

Back row: Aideen Fitzgerald, (Blue jumper) Joan Williams (purple jumper)

Front row: Ava Houlihan, Tomás Ó Miachán, Breanne Lucas 


2. Lismore Foróige young people.

Back Row: Teagan Lucas, Tomás Ó Miachán, Breanne Lucas

Front Row: Ava Houlihan


Press release: 03/05/2018

'West Waterford 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.

Sinéad Kennedy, Volunteer Co-ordinator with Foróige in West Waterford said “This is such an exciting time for volunteer led youth work in West Waterford. Foróige is all about enabling young people to involve themselves consciously and actively in their development, and in the development of society. I’m really looking forward to seeing the massive impact this initiative will have on the community.”

“We are hoping to grow the numbers of Foróige volunteers in West Waterford in the coming year and embrace the wonderful opportunity the Tomar Trust has given us.

“If you feel you can make a positive contribution to a young person’s life, please get in touch and start the conversation. Foróige will provide you with amazing training and opportunities to learn and grow as a person. I often find volunteers get just as much out of the whole experience as the young people themselves. 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
  • 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 West Waterford area and think you would make a great volunteer, or know someone who might – please call Sinead on 086-4134775 or email [email protected]. #WeAreForóige



For further information please contact:

Helena Clarke, Foróige Marketing Communications Officer

087 632 5138 / 01 630 1732

[email protected]


About Foróige

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.