Citywise and Volunteering

The success of Citywise Education is due to its remarkable volunteers, local leaders, third-level students and young graduates.

Citywise asks them to give their time and talents: in teaching, coaching and supervising activities. Volunteers also act as tutors, friends and role models for the Citywise students they serve: personal attention ensuring personal development.

Their effectiveness is enhanced through operating separate programmes for boys and girls.

Citywise welcomes local business and corporates who get involved in helping to build great programmes. If your company could partner Citywise then please ask your CSR or Human Resource manager to get in touch with us. We constantly need new partners.


What we provide

  • Help with homework, literacy programmes
  • Classes to non-schoolgoing youth
  • Support classes (up to Leaving Cert level) to schoolgoers
  • Sports, outdoor activities (hiking, canoeing, orienteering cycling)
  • Craft & art activities, computer work
  • A positive supportive environment which encourages learning

 What you can do

Volunteer your time to become involved in one of the below activities

  • Help in the support activities of these programmes (e.g. driving, lend a helping hand on outings or hikes, develop magazine, help in support services)
  • Teach academic subjects morning or afternoon (get time off & ask your firm / college to support your involvement
  • Help students on a one-to-one basis
  • Use a talent to help in a Citywise activity: computers, canoeing, soccer, whatever
  • Help with a fundraising activity: coffee morning, sponsored walk, Christmas fundraising
  • Co-ordinate a group of volunteers from your university / firm

What you require

  • Young (or just young at heart), flexible, enthusiastic, have a skill to offer
  • Ready to make a clear regular commitment from an hour / month upwards
  • Ready to attend some basic training
  • Complete an application form and provide referencesVolunteering

What is in it for you

  • A sense of accomplishment
  • Useful training
  • Invaluable experience
  • A worthwhile addition to your CV

The next step

 Citywise Education  takes all reasonable steps, through its policy guidelines and procedures, to ensure the health, safety and welfare of the young people involved in its educational and other activities. It is committed to providing a safe environment that enables young people to develop their full potential as individuals while protecting them from all harm. Volunteers will be required to follow standard vetting and other child protection procedures as part of their commitment to helping in this important work.

"Volunteering with Citywise has helped to make me."

- Sean Preston