Galway

Galway, Ireland

Senior Development and Advocacy Services Center

English (Advanced)

This non-profit organization provides a range of services to seniors. The organization is eager to have college students contribute their time and effort to teach computer skills to seniors in classroom settings or one-on-ones throughout the week. There is also the opportunity to run all-day workshops on how to use video calling services (such as Skype) and social media.

Support Center for Individuals with Special Needs

English (Advanced)

The mission of the organization is to support the families of children with special needs and long term illness who spend extended periods of time in medical facilities. The aim is to enhance the well-being of the family unit through fun and recreational activities including music, art, and play therapy as well as guardian(s) support mechanisms. Additionally, the center provides space and activities for siblings of special needs children to come together and share their experiences in a safe, fun, and educational setting. *Limited availability during Summer

Family Support Center

English (Advanced)

This organization offers a wide range of services to children and teenagers in disadvantaged areas in the city of Galway. They help to promote and encourage self-improvement and general well-being. They run a homework club throughout the school term, which offers children practical assistance with homework, and aims to inspire young people to develop their self-confidence and see the value in education. The center also runs an activity group which aims to promote social inclusion through arts and crafts, sports, drama, and cooking projects, which aids young people in developing their social skills and gaining confidence in their abilities. Activities undertaken by the club include: youth exchanges, day trips, mid-term and summer camps, yoga and meditation, cooking classes, grinds (tutoring), as well as workshops on building healthy relationship and improving I.T skills. * NOTE: Students placed in this organization will be required to obtain a FBI background check.

Special Needs Partnership

English (Advanced)

Assist with a non-profit organization that works to provide support for individuals and families affected by a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Set up by a concerned parent group in 2011 to address a need for service provision, information, advocacy, and support for families living with ASD, the Special Needs Partnership has since been providing social clubs, respite camps, skills building workshops, and family fun days and activities for individuals on the spectrum, siblings, and whole families. Participants may support and supervise children of various ages diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder with and without additional needs (e.g Intellectual Disability) in a range of clubs and activities. These might include Lego Club, Movie Production Club, and Play Groups, as well as after school activities, special holiday clubs, and weekend social clubs. Potential opportunities to help supervise additional special interest clubs may arise.