The Community Service Initiative at IT Tralee

The Community Service Initiative (CSI) is a module available to 2nd year students in semester four in the School Health & Social Science.

Students take 2 lectures a week and one tutorial, and are required to volunteer for a time span of 3 months. Theoretical elements involve learning how to become a 'civic servant', understanding the community and voluntary sector and gaining appreciation of active citizenship and social capital enhancement. Tutorials include small group discussion on pertinent volunteer engagement issues, and personal development exercises.

Examples of organisations involved include the following (but is not exhaustive):

  • Institute Sports clubs and Societies
  • Cara Centre, Sport for Success
  • St. John of God ‘Helping Hands’
  • Peer Mentoring
  • Youth clubs
  • Jigsaw
  • Enable Ireland
  • Irish Wheelchair Association
  • Special Olympics
  • Homework clubs
  • Active Retirement Clubs
  • Amnesty International
  • Scouts
  • Girl Guides
  • Community Sports clubs
  • Red Cross International Volunteering positions 



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