Minimum time of commitment: 3 weeks, fee 1095 € for this duration. See details for longer stay.
- Code : CTL03/2018
- Dispo : 1M / 1F (Total Part 2)
- Langue du Projet : ENG / ENG
- Age : 18 - 99
CTL Ireland is a newly created educational travel organisation. CTL organises customised educational and immersion programmes in Ireland for participants that are selected abroad by partner organisations. CTL Ireland offers participants the opportunity to experience and learn within local communities through volunteering, internships, service learning, secondary school abroad and other customised educational programmes. Our connections with communities, projects, institutions and local experts allow us to design programmes that meet the needs of our overseas partners. — Why Volunteering in Ireland? Ireland is a wonderful country; it is safe, friendly, rich in heritage, history and culture. From vibrant, exciting cities to spectacular countryside – it’s a magical place to visit. It’s also a wonderful place to stay and immerse yourself. The best part of an experience in Ireland is probably connecting with local people. Visitors find Irish people friendly, welcoming and very supportive. There is in Ireland a strong sense of community with many initiatives taking place at local level. CTL select very specific community based projects where participants can have an authentic and worthwhile experience. We are proud to promote Ireland abroad as the exciting, beautiful and welcoming country that it is and as an outstanding learning destination.
This charity shop is managed by the largest, voluntary charitable organisation in Ireland. It is located in Clonmel, the largest town in the County of Tipperary. The project has two locations in the town: a charity shop based on the main street and a sorting office that includes a furniture store, a bookshop and bric-a-brac. Volunteers can help in a number of areas in the two locations. The project This project is run by one of the best known Irish charity organisation in Ireland. The organisation is supported by over 11000 volunteers active all over the country. This project is based in two locations in the town of Clonmel. The first one is a shop located in the town centre. It is open to the public every day and sells clothing and second-hand items. The second location is a sorting office where donations are sorted. There are daily deliveries of donated clothes, furniture and diverse items that need to be sorted into recycling and saleable goods. This location also contains a furniture shop and a book shop which are open for a few days each week. Volunteer work Volunteers work from 9:30am to 4:30pm approximately each day and have 2 consecutive days off per which will usually be Saturday and Sunday. Volunteers generally share their time between the shop and the sorting area. Volunteer work depends on volunteer’s interest and the needs of the project. Working in the sorting office can be “messy” work, e.g. moving furniture or sorting books or bags of donated clothes. Working in the shop front requires volunteers to be presentable to the public. Book sales are sometimes organised outside in summer in the centre of the town or at local events and festivals. Volunteers work alongside other local Volunteers are expected to be proactive on their placements, are expected to keep busy and to use their initiative. Placement in other charity shops are available in Cork city from June to August with accommodation in shared apartments. Minimum time of commitment: 3 weeks. Programme Key Points : Host family accommodation with food, From 3 to 40 weeks, First night in hostel in Cork city, Orientation day with CTL staff, Ongoing support from project mentor and back-up support from CTL Ireland staff.
Host Family &Shared Apartment.
Placement is individual or with another international volunteer. Minimum time of commitment: 3 weeks. Arrival dates are on the following Mondays in 2018 : January 8, February 5, March 5, April 9, May 14, June 11, July 2 and 23, August 13, September 10, October 8, November 5, December 3. For participants who take part in language classes, arrival is on the Sunday preceding the start date. Arrival information Arrival in Cork airport: Participants are picked up by a driver who will be waiting with a sign displaying the participants’ name. Participants are transferred to Sheilas Hostel, located in Cork city centre. Arrival at different airport Volunteers who arrived at a different airport (Dublin, Shannon, Kerry, Waterford) need to make their own way to Cork. It is very easy to join Cork city from Dublin airport as there are buses from just outside the arrival terminal in Dublin that go directly to Cork city centre (aircoach.ie). Detailed information on transfers to Cork will be provided by CTL. Participants are picked up from their point of entry in Cork (bus station or train station). General Selection Criteria: – Participants must be over 18 years old when programme starts – Participants must have a comprehensive travel and health insurance – Intermediate level of English is required – Mature, flexible and adaptable personality. — PARTICIPATION FEE (accommodation in host family) : 3 weeks €1195 – 4 weeks €1375 – 5 weeks €1545 – 6 weeks €1715 – 7 weeks €1885 – 8 weeks €2045. Possible for longer stay and in host families, please contact us to received details
CTL’s volunteer programme allows participants to contribute their skills and energy to support local projects in achieving their goals. We have carefully selected a number of host projects which provide participants with worthwhile and challenging volunteer work programmes. Our volunteer programmes involve an immersion within local communities and the Irish culture. We facilitate an experiential learning experience where participants are “learning by doing”. We support individual and groups all throughout their experience, from the orientation programme until the final evaluation.
CTL Ireland is a newly created educational travel organisation. CTL organises customised educational and immersion programmes in Ireland for participants that are selected abroad by partner organisations. CTL Ireland offers participants the opportunity to experience and learn within local communities through volunteering, internships, service learning, secondary school abroad and other customised educational programmes. Our connections with communities, projects, institutions and local experts allow us to design programmes that meet the needs of our overseas partners.
Founded in 2017 by intercultural learning expert Anton Kieffer, CTL is supported by a small multidisciplinary team of professionals who are passionate about learning mobility and intercultural exchange. To learn more about our team.