The Community Knowledge Initiative (CKI) fosters community university partnerships that aim to promote the principles and practices of civic engagement and democracy.

Brothers of Charity, Galway
Brothers of Charity, Galway


To befriend and support a person with a mild to moderate intellectual disability to pursue social activities, e.g. cinema, shopping, local library. Sometimes young people with intellectual disability just need a little encouragement and practice to help them navigate their community independently. sometimes they need the information and support to join a local club or pursue a hobby. This is an opportunity to get to know a young person while having fun and supporting them towards greater independence and community living. Volunteers may befriend an individual on a one-to-one basis or get involved in a group activity.


Please note:
New volunteering opportunities should be entered through the student volunteer website. You can still view your previously entered opportunities here.