Kids Club is all about taking a group of fantastic young kids out for a laugh around Dublin. Kids Club gives them a break from their everyday life, which can be tough, and in doing so, we give ourselves a healthy break from the pressures of college life!
If you join the crew on a Sunday, you might be going on an adventure to the zoo, the chocolate factory, the cinema, ice-skating, or whatever they think the best craic is! Email Oisin & Kate at email@example.com or Jack and Mairéad at firstname.lastname@example.org to get involved.
Art Club gives the kids at St. Enda's school a chance to get inventive and let their imagination run wild. They have a different craft planned every week, including some seasonal favourites (Halloween decorations, letters to Santa and Valentines cards to name a few), it's easily one of the most creative activities on offer.
Maeve and Tadhg are really happy to have new volunteers along with them at Art Club. Send them an email if you are interested at email@example.com!
Cooking club visits St. James' primary school every week to cook with the pupils. Cooking Club tries to teach kids the importance of healthy eating, by working with new scrumptious recipes each week. Whether you can make a baked alaska, fry a Spanish omelette or even read the instructions to your frozen pizza, this activity is for you!
Email Brendan & Míde, at firstname.lastname@example.org to get involved.
Puppet Pals team up with Trinity's Paediatric Association to bring some happiness and fun to Temple Street Children's Hospital Crumlin. Every week, the children and volunteers make puppets, arts and crafts, stories, and put on a spectacular show for the whole ward!
If you want to be a part of Puppet Pals, send Marianne & Louise an email at email@example.com!
If you're enthusiastic, energetic, or think you can make the St. Enda's kids smile with your acting abilities (or lack there of), then Drama Club is the way to go! Drama Club is an opportunity for kids and volunteers alike to let loose and improve self-confidence, playing games, singing songs, and having fun.
Jesse and Katie run drama club, so if your interested in it send them on an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Climbing Club takes place in the Sports Centre with a group of teenagers from the local area. It is a stellar way to pick up a new skill in an extremely relaxed setting while helping to push kids to try a unique activity they have likely never considered before.
If you think you'd enjoy getting involved with Climbing Club, send Ciarán an email at email@example.com!
For many reasons, some of the children we work with can have difficulty reading or writing, which makes keeping up with schoolwork a lot more challenging. For an hour every week, Kids Lit gives them the extra support they need through fun activities like storytelling, creative writing, and word games.
Everyone is welcome, and Eleanor loves having new volunteers come down. Email her if you want to get involved at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Music Club, Guitar Club & Piano Club
For an hour a week volunteers in these activities play games, teach instruments and rehearse songs for the VDP Panto in St. Enda's and in St. Audeons. You don't have to be a piano prodigy or a stellar singer. All the kids need is a bit of patience and encouragement. Seeing them perform and improve because of your guidance makes it all worth while!
These are really fun activities, and if you're interested send the leaders an email!
Luke (Guitar Club) and Conor (Piano Club) at email@example.com, or Jessie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Every week, the Scoil Treasa volunteers head down for an hour or two to hang out with some of the best kids around, taking part in everything from football to baking, dancing to acting. Scoil Treasa is one of the younger activities and has fastest become one of the favourites.
Get in touch with Jamie and Eimear at email@example.com if you want to volunteer!
My World is an activity for kids from pre-school age to sixth class. My World organise activities from worksheets, to games, to arts and crafts for the kids on Saturday mornings. There's also a Christmas Show put on for the parents, a visit from Santa, and field trips, all of which means great fun in store for all! This activity is perfect for those with busy timetables during the weekdays, and you'll get to meet some fantastic kids!
Let Rebecca know if you're interested in My World at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We run three Homework clubs in nearby primary schools each week, in St. Audeons, St. Enda's and Gardiner Street. The activities give the kids an opportunity to sit down and focus on their school work, which for many reasons may be difficult for them to achieve at home. The work you do may be as simple as quizzing their times-tables or testing their spelling, but the individual attention and encouragement you offer is invaluable.
Send an email to Kilian and Hannah at email@example.com, Brian and Aisling at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Megan at email@example.com!