Volunteer Coach, Community Centres (IM HAPPY)



The IM HAPPY project (IMproving Hopes, Aspirations, Prospects and Potential in the Youth) seeks to promote achievement in students aged 9 and over in the Neighbourhood Renewal (NR) areas of Coleraine. The team currently teaches free ICT courses in the following regions of Coleraine: Westbann, Ballysally and Millburn. We currently work in four primary schools, three secondary schools and three community centres and are seeking coaches to assist us in our primary school sessions.

Purpose of the job:

To support the IM HAPPY staff with delivering courses in App Development, Web Development, Creative Computing and Social Media in the local community centres (Milburn, Westbann and Ballysally.)

Roles: Working with different groups of students ranging from 14-65+ in the community centres.

Commitment/Hours: 2 hours per session 1-3 times a week.

What will you gain from volunteering: you will have the opportunity to work with students ranging from 14 – 65+. This will help to boost your time management, organisational, communication and interpersonal skills. This will also allow you to learn how to use new pieces of technology (e.g. Lego Mindstorms, MIT App Inventor etc). You will also receive a certificate of completion for each module.

Requirements: Completion of six of our modules. This will include two coaching modules.

Position subject to an AccessNI Screening.

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