Corrymeela Volunteer

Corrymeela

Volunteer

vol pageWe are now recruiting for the following volunteer roles: Long–term volunteering; Mid–term volunteering; Short–term volunteering; Volunteer Support team; Centre Support team and a Conservation Volunteer. All details below:

Long–term volunteering (12 months) for 18–30 year olds

We are now recruiting for our 2019–2020 cohort of long–term volunteers. LTVing is only open to people aged 18–30. The programme starts August 25, 2019 and concludes late August 2020. Please email completed application form and/or any questions to volunteering@corrymeela.orgDeadline: April 15, 2019

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Mid–term volunteering (3–6 months):

We accept a steady intake of midterm volunteers, but particularly aim to recruit for a three or six month period starting in Jan, April, July, or September. Please email completed application form and/or any questions to volunteering@corrymeela.orgDeadline: Rolling (those needing visas should factor in a three month processing time before start date.)

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Residential Short–term Volunteering (up to 3 months)

We offer short term volunteering opportunities throughout the year to provide support for the centre. Please email completed application to volunteering@corrymeela.orgDeadline: Rolling
Please note, regretfully, we are unable to offer visas for short–term volunteers. All EU, EAA, and Swiss citizens are eligible to volunteer without a visa, and residents of several other countries are able to volunteer for up to 30 days without a visa. Please contact volunteering@corrymeela.org with any questions about visa eligibility.

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We are also recruiting for the 2019/2020 Volunteer and Centre Support Teams beginning in August 2019. Posts are for one year with a possible extension for an additional year. Details for each support team are below.

Volunteer Support Team

Corrymeela is currently recruiting for the 2019–2020 Volunteer Support team. The purpose of the volunteer support team (VST) is to work with the chaplain to help meet the pastoral needs of the residential volunteers – and to foster healthy relationships within the lived community. This may include holding one–to–one meetings with volunteers, planning residential retreats, leading reflective spaces, and overseeing on and off–site activities to support the wellbeing of the lived community. Previous experience supervising or managing staff or volunteers and counselling or mentoring young adults required.

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Deadline: Rolling please email your completed form and/or any questions to volunteering@corrymeela.org


Centre Support Team

Corrymeela is currently recruiting for the 2019–2020 Centre Support Team. The purpose of the centre support team (CST) is to support the daily operations of the centre by serving on a rota of cover. This includes being a main point of contact for those at the centre, ensuring the health and safety of those on site, and overseeing the completion of daily tasks. Previous experience in supervising or managing staff or volunteers and effectively carrying both leadership and organisational responsibilities required.

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Deadline: Rolling please email your completed form and/or any questions to volunteering@corrymeela.org 


We are recruiting for an A Rocha Corrymeela Conservation Volunteer (CCV) – for a minimum 6 month period at our Ballycastle Centre

Corrymeela is delighted to be partnering with A Rocha UK to recruit an exciting voluntary role that will be focussed on getting stuck into how to lead Corrymeela’s approach to horticulture and biodiversity onsite. As a lived member of the community the CCV will participate in the rhythm of living and working at Corrymeela Ballycastle.  The role will operate on a five day working week with four days based at Corrymeela and one with A Rocha. The role will be jointly supervised by Corrymeela and A Rocha. Please email michaelmccartney@corrymeela.org for the role description. Or, if you would like to speak to someone about this opportunity please contact Michael on 028 2076 2626.

 

More about Volunteering at Corrymeela:
Many of our volunteers have been working on the site for decades, generously giving time and service to the work. Volunteering opportunities range from a few hours to a few days for short term volunteering, a few weeks to a few months for mid–term volunteering, and a year or two for long term volunteering. Corrymeela seeks to be an open village where all are welcome and that is the core of volunteering. We make groups and individuals welcome and we model a different way of being. We believe that people can learn to live and work well together and the volunteer role in this is vital. Volunteers still need to “go and see what needs to be done,” but there are some regular tasks that will be part of the job. That includes welcoming visitors, preparing and serving meals, housekeeping, working alongside programme staff in elements of the programme design and delivery, administrative tasks and special projects relating to role or skills set.  Volunteers get the chance to really invest in the lived community of Corrymeela. This is challenging as volunteers attempt to live and learn well together in a community house while not falling out over the dishes!  The minimum age for a residential volunteer is 18. Beyond that, all that is required is enthusiasm, motivation, willingness to learn, and sympathy with our ethos. Volunteers are supported through induction and training programmes during their time here. Corrymeela welcomes applications from volunteers of all nationalities, ages, faiths, sexual orientation and abilities. It is not required that volunteers be Christian. For some volunteer and intern positions specific skills are needed. Residential volunteers receive all meals and accommodation for the duration of their volunteering with Corrymeela.