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Art Projects Volunteering program
Art Projects Volunteering program

Clonmel, Ireland

Art Projects Volunteering program

Trip Highlights

  • Unique insight into the Irish Art sector
  • A chance to work alongside the experienced Irish staff and meet other volunteers from different parts of the world
  • Enhance your skills and gain first-hand working experience
  • Engage in a positive cultural exchange during your stay with a local host family
  • Incredible opportunity to immerse in the culture & lifestyle of Ireland

Overview

Overview

Giving a little boost to our creative cells is extremely important and what can be better than polishing your artistic skills as a volunteer?

Volunteering Solutions partner organization in Ireland is collaborating with community Arts projects including Arts centres, Arts Festivals and museums which welcome international volunteers to support their work all year round. Arts centres present a range of visual arts exhibitions in their gallery space, they also create opportunities for children, young people and adults to engage with high standard arts programme through creative workshops and classes. Arts festivals in Ireland come in all shapes and sizes and contribute to make Ireland a cultural centre for the arts. Festivals presents and produces programmes across theatre, music, film screenings, visual arts, opera, street spectacle, dance etc.

Volunteers can get involved in a wide variety of activities from carrying out administrative and marketing tasks to organising events and helping
facilitating workshops. Volunteers with a diversity of profiles are welcome; they do not necessarily need to have an artistic background.

 


Program Requirements

Program Requirements

Volunteers are required to be adaptable, flexible people. Participants must be over 18 when the project starts. Volunteers joining the project should have at least an intermediate level of spoken English (B1/B2). Participants will join a group of workers and local volunteers composed of people from different backgrounds and different age groups. Volunteers need to be able to partake in teamwork, but personal motivation, maturity and responsibility are also important. Volunteers joining the project should provide a criminal background check. A video call interview may be done to check participants suitability.


Volunteer Roles & Responsibilities

Volunteer Roles & Responsibilities

Being a volunteer for the Art Projects, you’ll mostly have to do the following work:

  • Assisting in art workshops facilitation
  • Providing administrative support
  • Assisting in organizing events with partner organizations
  • Supporting social media activities
  • Supporting marketing and promotion campaigns

 

 


Volunteer Work Schedule

Volunteer Work Schedule

Volunteers usually work from Mondays to Fridays, for about 5 to 7 hours each day. the work schedule might vary. Weekends are generally free for the volunteers to explore and enjoy on their own.


Living

Living

Airport Transfers

Participants are picked up by a driver who will be waiting with a sign displaying the participants’ name. Participants are transferred to a hostel accommodation located in Cork city center.

Volunteers who arrive at a different airport (Dublin, Shannon, Kerry, Waterford) need to make their own way to Cork. It is very easy to join Cork city from Dublin airport as there are buses from just outside the arrival terminal in Dublin that go directly to Cork city center (aircoach.ie). Participants are picked up from their point of entry in Cork (bus station or train station).

Orientation

On the morning of the second day, participants are met by the coordinating staff at the hostel reception and will walk to the Cork Volunteer Centre where the orientation workshop takes place.

The orientation workshop lasts approximately 3.5h and includes the following topics:

  • Sharing and discussing fears and expectations
  • Exploring motivations
  • Skills and attitudes to make the programme a success
  • Roles and responsibilities of stakeholders(sender/host/volunteer)
  • Lines of communication
  • Potential challenges
  • Introduction to Irish culture
  • Cultural adaptation, culture shock and inter-cultural
  • competences
  • Cultural adaptation in the Irish context
  • Practical tips for a successful voluntary service
  • Health issues
  • Safety and security, risk mitigation
  • Overview of what to do during free time

After the orientation workshop and their lunch, participants take part in a 2h walking tour of Cork City. During the tour, they are provided with practical advice, cultural and historical information.
At the end of the tour, participants are brought to the bus or train station and go to their project location. In some cases, depending on the location and availability of project mentor, the transfer could be done the following morning.

Accommodation & Meals

On arrival in Cork, volunteers are provided accommodation at a hostel in the city center. While on the project, volunteers will live in local host family accommodation allowing you to get a real sense of life in an Irish family and community. Meals will be provided along with a packed lunch as needed. Host families are based within walking distance of the project or near a public transport that allows the volunteer to reach the project easily. 

The host family provides breakfast (cereals or toasts, hot drink etc.), pack lunch (sandwiches, fruit etc.) and hot dinner in the evening (e.g. pasta, sausages, potatoes, pizza etc.). It is possible to cater for vegetarians (this information is subject to change, please check with us).

Explore During Free Time

Volunteers will have the weekends to explore. There is always something happening in Clonmel, with frequent theatre, concerts, live music, art exhibitions, and festivals.

During your free time, volunteers can discover the countryside around Clonmel, Tipperary region. They can visit famous attractions such as the Rock of Cashel Castle and Cahir Castle located in nearby towns. They can also discover cities such as Kilkenny, Cork or Dublin.


Dates

Dates

2024

2025

January

08

29

February

19

March

11

April

08

29

May

20

June

10

July

01

15

29

August
September

09

October

07

November

04

December
January

06

27

February

17

March

10

April

07

28

May

19

June

09

30

July

07

28

August
September

08

October

06

November

03

December

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Costs

Costs

3 Weeks £1369
4 Weeks £1607
5 Weeks £1841
6 Weeks £2074
7 Weeks £2308
8 Weeks £2542
Extra Week £251

Please Note: -An application fee of £179 is charged over and above the program fee as an application payment.

What are you Paying for?

  • Pre-departure Information guide and support
  • Pickup in Cork
  • First night in hostel in Cork City
  • Transfer to Project
  • All Meals except lunch on arrival day
  • Accommodation in Host Family or at Project
  • Orientation with local staff
  • Ongoing support from project mentor
  • Local staff support and coordination
  • Certificate Of Completion (Upon Request)

What's NOT included?

  • Flights
  • Lunch on arrival day
  • Return airport transfer (local team can assist with this)
  • Visa Fee
  • Vaccinations
  • Medical & Travel Insurance
  • Personal Expenses

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