Foróige Balbriggan, the Youth Development Organisation, are working to build a team of committed adult volunteers to help make fun, developmental opportunities accessible for as many young people as possible in the wider Balbriggan area, through a network of volunteer led Foroige Clubs and groups. If you are over the age of 18, have an hour or two to spare each week and would like to involve yourself in volunteering in your community, maybe this is for you. Why not lead a Foróige Club with other adults?These clubs are about youth development: We need close to a weekly commitment for about 2 hours, usually from September to May. So why not mentor a young person. Foróige’s Big Brother Big Sister Programme matches a trained adult volunteer with a young person who would benefit from having a mentor in their lives. There is a commitment of a weekly meeting with the young person for about an hour or two over the course of one year. There are also specialist roles with young people. If you have skills or experience with vulnerable young people we may have opportunities for you to work jointly with Foróige staff in groups focused on particular issues. Volunteer in a Foroige Juniors Club/ in a Youth Café / in an Interest Club. These clubs are variations on the Foróige Club described above. Juniors Clubs are for 10 to 12 year olds, cafés are aimed at older teenagers, and interest clubs cover single interest clubs. If administration is your thing, or you have an expertise in IT for example, that you might want to put to good use in your community, then we just may have an opening for you. If volunteering with Foróige is something that may interest you, or if you would just like to find out some more information, please contact Eamonn at 086 780 2362, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also check out www.foroige.ie to find out lots more about Foróige the National Youth Development Organisation.