How This Role Makes a Difference

Many young people have a passion for one particular hobby. As a leader in the Mulhuddart Foróige Fishing Club, you will support 10 young people aged 10-13 years old to enjoy and explore fishing. Through fishing you will draw out their potential, and act as an example they can follow. You will share Foróige’s belief in the dignity and value of each young person.

Location of Mulhuddart Foróige Fishing Club:

Mulhuddart Community Youth Project, Mulhuddart Community Centre, Church Road, Mulhuddart, Dublin 15

Days and Times Needed:

To be decided, preferably one evening every 2nd week between 5pm and 8pm and a fishing trip once every 5-7 weeks/2 months, at the weekends if possible.

Minimum Length of Volunteer Commitment Required

Leaders who attend regularly get most out of it. The club will follow the school year, usually 1 to 2 hours, but the fishing trips will require more hours depending on the location.

Last year Eric Cahill, on a Mulhuddart Foroige Fishing Club outing with Des Chew and the DAI, caught a 12lb brown trout on Lough Ramor, setting a new record for the Dublin angling Initiative.
Last year Eric Cahill, on a Mulhuddart Foroige Fishing Club outing with Des Chew and the DAI, caught a 12lb brown trout on Lough Ramor, setting a new record for the Dublin angling Initiative.

You will be part of a Team of Leaders Doing the Following Tasks:

  1. Getting to know the members, their interests, talents and hopes and creating a safe, enjoyable, and trusting atmosphere in the group
  2. Involving all members in managing the club though the meeting process
  3. Agreeing rules with the young people covering behaviour in the club
  4. Involving members in learning from experience through how they organise their activity
  5. Attending occasional meetings with the other leaders
  6. Parental permission and contact with parents as needed
  7. Meeting with leaders of similar activity clubs
  8. Following Foróige policies and procedures for good practice & child protection in the club

Qualifications, Qualities and /or Skills Needed

Volunteers will have good common sense with a positive attitude to young people; they are willing to learn their role, willing to share authority and responsibility with young people. It is good to share the interest of the club – but the members can teach you too!

Supports for You

  • You will attend induction training on the above tasks and child protection training
  • Sharing experiences with and getting support from other leaders and staff
  • Policies, further training, good practice guidelines and insurance for the role.

Benefits to You

You will get to know young people, the other leaders and them you. You will develop leadership and facilitation skills and have opportunities to progress in Foróige.

You Can Get Support From:

If you are looking for a rewarding volunteering opportunity or would just like to get some further information, please contact Bernie Moloney (Youth Officer/Club worker) on 086 7712847 or email bernie.moloney@foroige.ie