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Learning Programme Volunteer

Learning Programme Volunteer

At the core of MoLI’s vision is the desire to bring visitors on an inspiring journey through Irish writing and to engage children of all abilities to explore their creative potential, with a focus on imaginative development, aesthetic observation, curiosity and creative play. 

The Learning Programme is Looking for Volunteers for two roles. 

Role 1: ‘Shut your eyes and See’ Primary School Education Volunteers.

Learning Volunteers will work alongside a team of volunteers and MoLI staff to help deliver the ‘Shut your eyes and See’ Primary School Education Programme. Our school programmes were devised in collaboration with young people, educators and partner schools, and will be facilitated by our Head of Learning and Culture and MoLI staff. We are seeking enthusiastic, dynamic individuals to help deliver this free Learning Programme to schools. Learning Volunteers will support us during our weekday workshops, which take place 3 times a week (Tuesday, Wednesdays and Thursdays), 10am–12pm. Volunteers’ time commitment is 3 hours (9.30am–12.30pm).

Role 2: Youth, Community and Family Weekend Volunteers

Learning Volunteers will work alongside a team of volunteers and MoLI staff to support Youth, Community and Family programming and events in MoLI for 2021, with a particular focus on weekends (Saturdays and Sundays).  Volunteers’ time commitment is on average 3 hours per week/every second week.

Questions you might ask yourself

  • Are you passionate about storytelling? 
  • Do you enjoy working in a creative environment with individuals and groups?
  • Are you a warm and friendly individual with a passion for culture, creativity and communication? 
  • Are you a good listener with a willingness to work with all young people?
  • Are you a great team player, with an ability to work towards a common goal of creating a fun, engaging and rewarding environment for all young people, families, communities that access MoLI?

Well then we want to hear from you!

What kind of people volunteer at MoLI?

Everyone! You don’t need to be a writer or a teacher to be a MoLI volunteer and no previous experience is necessary.

What is involved when I sign up?

We will train and facilitate Learning Volunteers in how to support in the delivery of workshops in line with our Child Protection and Welfare Policy and MoLI’s Positive Behaviour Policy. 

Learning Volunteers will also be vetted by the Irish Vetting Bureau. 

How often will you need me?

We are looking for volunteers that can work for 3 hours per week.

What are the benefits of being a MoLI Volunteer?

  • Free access to the museum’s exhibitions at any reasonable time during their volunteering agreement
  • 20% discount in the MoLI shop 
  • 10% discount in the museum café
  • Free use of MoLI’s Members’ Library
  • Access to the museum’s staff and volunteer library
  • Opportunity to take advantage of unsold free tickets to events on the public programme.
  • Invitation to MoLI’s annual volunteer garden party and other social events throughout the year

Who can I speak to about this role?

For information on volunteering with the learning programme contact: 

Jennie Ryan
Head of Learning and Culture
[email protected]

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