Ireland Yearly Meeting Education Committee (IYMEC) is responsible for holding the list of vetted Leaders who volunteer/work with children and young people.
Friends and Attenders who would like to volunteer are appointed as Leaders by IYMEC and also go through the PSNI/Garda vetting process. Although PMs appoint and keep the list of their own Junior Meeting/Sunday School volunteers, they too need to be vetted if they engage with children on a regular basis. Under our Child Safeguarding Policy all Leaders who wish to continue in the role need to be re-appointed every four years. PSNI/Garda vetting through Friends currently needs to only happen once.
The existing Leader Database includes the names of many Friends and Attenders who we know are no longer involved with Friends and/or volunteering with young people; furthermore almost all those on the list need to be re-appointed by IYMEC. Rather than contact each person individually Education Committee is encouraging those interested in volunteering to seek appointment. With the recent welcome appointment of Alex Collins, our Youth Support Worker, and the possibility of organising in-person events we would really encourage you to apply to become a Leader and to engage with our young people in a range of very rewarding activities.
To apply please do the following: Download, complete and return the Leader Application Form.
If you have any queries regarding your application or wish to receive an application form in the post, please email email@example.com.
In Friendship, Sheilagh Reaper-Reynolds, Clerk IYMEC