No Name Club needs adults to get on board

No Name Club needs adults to get on board
Sam Matthews @SamAMatthewsKP

Would you like to give some of your free time to work with young people in a fun, informal space?

Were you involved in No Name Club when you were younger, and would you consider becoming an adult leader now?

With youth drinking becoming a significant public health concern, the No Name Club provides a safe, social alternative to today's drinking culture for local teenagers. The club offers a safe, supervised space for young people to socialise and have fun without the need for alcohol or other drugs.

Kilkenny No Name Club is seeking new adult volunteers for the coming 2016/17 year. Adult volunteers play a crucial role in the No Name Club community by helping clubs to meet members' needs and deliver activities and events for all. It can be a hugely rewarding experience.

“I’ve been volunteering with the club since 2014," says one local volunteer, Claire Wiliams.

“I really enjoy seeing our members grow in confidence throughout the year and their involvement in the wide range activities is fun and fulfilling. I think it is important to give back to the community and I find not only do the young people get something out of it — the adults do too.”

Meetings take place weekly on Monday evenings in the Drum Youth Centre in Kilkenny City, and there are a variety of activities, trips away, local community events, and competitions around the country during the year.

Founded in Kilkenny in 1978, there are now 33 clubs around the country. Over the past 35 years, thousands of young people have valued their involvement in a programme of activities.

No Name Club encourages adolescents to develop to their full potential - the young people are responsible for planning and organising a wide range of social events in co-operation with the adult leaders. In doing so, they learn to enjoy themselves socially with their peers in a safe and friendly environment, free from the influences of alcohol and other substances

Adult leader applicants must be at least 21 years old and interested in working with young people for their betterment. Garda vetting will be a requirement, and child protection training will be provided.

For more information, contact Shane Doyle on 086-8180398 or, before August 25.