Foróige kick-start volunteer recruitment drive for new Waterford TechSpace Programme

Foróige is recruiting volunteers for new TechSpace in Lismore

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Foróige kick-start volunteer recruitment drive for new Waterford TechSpace Programme

Foróige is recruiting volunteers for the new TechSpace in Lismore.

Foróige is currently recruiting adult volunteers for a new TechSpace Programme in Lismore, County Waterford.

Foróige TechSpace inspires young people to harness their innate interest in all things tech and become digital creators through free access to hardware, software, trained educators and creative mentors.

Foróige TechSpace is a special interest group which offers young people aged 10-18 years the opportunity to explore various multimedia and smart technologies in a fun and creative environment, while developing skills in communication, problem solving and teamwork. TechSpace activities include app development, animation, video making and editing, sound production, photography plus much more.

“TechSpace is not about how much you already know about using technology, rather it is about inspiring young people to tap into their creativity and interests and become inventors with the technology that is around them,” says  Foróige volunteer coordinator Sinead Kennedy.

“We are looking for volunteers to facilitate activities with the members and support them to do the projects they want to do. This opportunity would be of particular interest to individuals from science, computer and technology backgrounds. However, all applications are welcome.

“Volunteers will receive Induction training, professional development training, valuable facilitation, teaching and youth work experience, and an opportunity to pass on your skills and interests in technology to young people with similar interests. The TechSpace special interest group will run for 1 hour per week,” she adds.

If you think you would be an asset to the new Foróige TechSpace in Lismore, please contact Sinéad Kennedy on 086-4134775 or email sinead.kennedy@foroige.ie.