The Father McGrath Homework Club assists almost 90 primary and post-primary school children from the local community with their homework on a one-to-one basis. The Homework Club operates Monday to Thursday, 2pm to 5pm, from September to June. Volunteers are required to give as little as one hour per week of their time - this would be a great help. No teaching skills are required.
Contact: Karen Todd Telephone: 056 7751988 Location: Family Resource Centre, Butts Green, St Joseph’s Rd, Kilkenny
This busy Centre currently has 60 volunteer information givers working in four locations across the County. Doing voluntary work in the Citizens Information Centre (CIC) involves giving three hours per week dealing with the many and varied queries they receive from the public. Volunteers receive training in finding information and dealing with people.
Contact: Development Manager Telephone: 056 7762755 Location: 4 The Parade, Kilkenny
Befriending/Visitation organisation for older people living alone, funded by the HSE. Volunteers visit elderly people in their own homes, committing to one visit of one hour each week. Training nights and Garda clearance arranged.
Contact: Eleanor Doyle, Co-ordinator Telephone: 086 8530994 Location: Fr McGrath Centre, St Joseph’s Road, Kilkenny Telephone: 056 7751988
KTCM assists over 40 Traveller children of primary school age, in the Hebron and Wetlands areas of Kilkenny, to do their homework. Volunteers are asked to give their support to the project in any way they can. Teaching skills are not required.
Word Aid, the Co Kilkenny Adult Learning Scheme is a free confidential service that supports adults with reading, writing, spelling or maths difficulties. Word Aid holds a tutor training course for volunteers annually. They require volunteers to give 2 hours of their time each week, have a sympathetic and understanding nature, be good listeners and have the ability to work with others on a confidential basis.
Contact: Mary Buckley Telephone: 056 7763149 Location: 43 Upper Patrick Street, Kilkenny