Our vision is of an Ireland that believes in every young person. Foróige clubs allow young people to have fun, make friends, discover their talents and get involved in their local community. We have a training and support programme in place to help you lead a club. Here you can find all you need to get started!
- Seán Campbell, CEO of Foróige
What is a Foróige Club?
Foróige Clubs support thousands of young people across the country to be the best that they can be. They offer young people the opportunity to run the club themselves in co-operation with adult volunteers. Typical activities at clubs include getting involved in the local community through clean ups, fundraising or local campaigns, getting invol...
Foróige Clubs support thousands of young people across the country to be the best that they can be. They offer young people the opportunity to run the club themselves in co-operation with adult volunteers. Typical activities at clubs include getting involved in the local community through clean ups, fundraising or local campaigns, getting involved in sport, music, games or just chatting over a cuppa, going to the cinema or outdoor activities. Whatever young people's interest is there's room for it at the Foróige club! Young people also take part in activities such as Leadership, Citizenship, Entrepreneurship and Health programmes.
Foróige clubs encourage young people to take responsibility for themselves and to be part of shaping the world while developing their talents, skills and character. They're guided by trained volunteer adults who are especially recruited for their openness to sharing responsibility and decision making with young people. Clubs hold weekly meetings of all members and volunteers where decisions are made together about activities undertaken and there's lots of opportunity for fun and relaxation.
"In all the years I have volunteered as a leader with Foróige, I’ve had nothing but positive experiences running our local club. The young people jump on board with every task from community projects and participation in competitive events. I've met some great people through Foróige and got involved with very interesting projects which in truth have enriched my life".
- Gillian Reidy, Volunteer, Ratheniska Foróige Club
How to get involved
As a leader you’ll need to commit 2 hours a week.
Would you like to empower and work with young people in your community? Why not set up a Foróige club, just take a look at our 5 step guide to learn what's involved and register your interest to get started [here] (http://www.changex.org/foroige/start) Existing clubs are also always looking for new members and volunteers, find your nearest one here