Home / Our Workshop

How It Works

Introduction

Our Workshop

The Volunteering For All workshop introduces young people to the key concepts around volunteerism, it challenges them to create a volunteering charter and survey volunteering that currently takes place.

Volunteering For All is about demonstrating the spirit of volunteerism, it is not a measure of the quantity of volunteering taking place.

The award celebrates diversity and demonstrates that each of us has a positive contribution to make to the place in which we live.

This workshop typically takes two hours and can facilitate up to 30 people. During the workshop, we utilise a number of active learning methodologies.

For insurance and child protection purposes a member of school/group staff must be present for the duration of the workshop.

During the workshop young people will:

- Explore volunteerism

- Create a Volunteering For All Charter

- Discover why diversity is crucial to volunteering

- Be challenged to survey their peers about volunteering

If successful after completing the workshop in completing the two challenges, your school/community group will receive the Volunteering For All Award.

The Challenge

Since 2007 Localise has worked in partnership with schools, engaging young people from all backgrounds and nationalities in volunteering.
The Localise programme combines education with youth volunteering and integration.

The Workshop

A two-hour workshop facilitated by a professional member of Localise staff, a maximum of 30 young people and member of school/community group staff will lay the foundation of celebrating the diversity and voluntary work in your school/community group through the creation of a Volunteering For All Charter. This charter is the first challenge of two to receive the Award.

The Survey

Young people are to survey and record volunteering already taking place in the school amongst the student body and staff via a pre-made online survey. To successfully pass this challenge, a 70% response rate of the student body must be obtained.

The Award

Once the young people successfully complete these challenges (with the support and guidance from Localise staff) your school/community group will receive the Volunteering For All Award. Localise will return to your school/community group for a short celebratory presentation highlighting key findings from the survey regarding the diversity and voluntary work being done by the young people in the school/community group. The award presentation can be delivered to the entire school/community group, or to whomever you feel most appropriate."

Did you know?

Did you know that 50% of students from Loreto Kilkenny have participated in a charity event and that 60% have donated to charity? Celebrate your school and community groups' voluntary efforts with the Volunteering For All Award and register now.

61% of Students

61% of students who completed the Volunteering For All Award programme are currently involved in volunteerism.

1,103 Young People

1,103 young people participated in the Volunteering For All Award workshop programme in the 2018-2019 academic year.

What it means to you

When asked about volunteerism, a student from Holy Child Community School had this to say: “Volunteerism to me means that you're helping out someone and/or something. Not because you have to, but because you can and choose to.”

Did you know?

Did you know that some students of Loreto Balbriggan are fluent in Ishan, Afrikaans, Arabic, Albanian, and Yoruba? Celebrate the diversity and voluntary work of your school or community group with the Volunteering For All Award.

Did you know?

Did you know that 33% of students at St. Patrick’s College Cavan have a parent/guardian born outside of Ireland? Celebrate the amazing diversity in your school or community group with the Volunteering For All Award.

17% of students

17% of students who completed the Volunteering For All Award programme survey were born outside of Ireland.

11,167 young people

As part of the Volunteering For All Award, 11,167 young people were surveyed about their volunteer experiences. Celebrate the voluntary work of young people and register your school or community groups interest now

2018 - 2019

In the 2018-2019 academic year, 46 Volunteering For All Award workshops were delivered to 39 schools and community groups across Ireland.

Most commonly spoken languages

Did you know that some of the most commonly spoken languages in Luttrellstown Community College are Irish, Romanian, Arabic, Russian, Polish, French and Spanish to name a few. Celebrate your school or community groups’ diversity with the Volunteering For All Award as no matter our background, we can all make a difference.

What they're saying

The coordinating teacher of Colaiste Bride, Dublin 22 had this to say about Localise: “Because of Localise, my students have a greater understanding of how they can be active citizens with an important role to play in shaping the community in which they live.”

38% of students

38% of students who completed the Volunteering For All Award programme survey have at least one parent/guardian born outside of Ireland.

What they're saying

A student from St. Patrick’s College Cavan said this about volunteering: “It is very important to me as it allows me to show my appreciation for all the good things I have in my life. It gives me an opportunity to give back to my community and help others that may be less fortunate than myself.”

112 different nationalities

112 different nationalities were surveyed in the Volunteering For All Award programme.

37% of students speak another language

Did you know that 37% of students at St. Mochta’s National School in Dublin speak another language other than English at home?

70% of students

Did you know that 70% of students from Larkin Community College volunteer outside of school hours, and 27 different languages are spoken in the school? 

Localise sees itself as a partner in this process and will be available to assist with these challenges if required.
The survey is premade and is conducted online using Survey Monkey.
Localise is fully compliant with GDPR.

Awards Gallery

Photo Gallery

Áras An Uachtaráin Event

View More
Photo Gallery

Students of Glenart College

View More
Photo Gallery

LEAP Programme Students

View More
Photo Gallery

Students of Colaiste Nano Nagle in Limerick City

View More
Photo Gallery

Students of Swords Community College

View More
Photo Gallery

Luttrellstown Community College

View More
Photo Gallery

Clonturk Community College

View More
Photo Gallery

St. Mochta’s National School

View More
Photo Gallery

Larkin Community College

View More
Photo Gallery

Students of Celbridge Community School

View More
Photo Gallery

Tyndall College Receives their Award

View More
Photo Gallery

The Peace and Justice committee of St. Mary’s Academy

View More
Photo Gallery

Ashbourne Community School

View More
Photo Gallery

Students of Colaiste Mhichíl CBS

View More
Photo Gallery

St. Mary’s Secondary School Glasnevin

View More
Photo Gallery

Loreto Clonmel Receives VFA Award

View More
Photo Gallery

Loreto Dalkey

View More

Sign up Today