Seeking 8 young people in the Ballyhoura region aged between 18-30 to become Young Community Leaders.

Ballyhoura Development is currently looking for 8 young people aged 18-30 who are interested in volunteering in their local community to participate in pilot training across 2023.

The Training will include a trip to Italy, where young people will have the opportunity to meet other young people from across Europe and participate in community-led local development focused workshops, activities and the development of a Tool Kit and policy paper.

How to apply?

In order to apply for this opportunity, a young person aged 18-30 will need to supply the following:

  • Letter of Sponsorship from a local community group in the Ballyhoura area. The young person will be expected to work with the local community group to implement their learning. The letter should outline why the community group thinks the young person is suitable and what volunteering opportunities are available for this young person.
  • CV of young person outlining their education and experience.
  • Application letter from the young person detailing why they think they are suitable, their experience, why they want to volunteer in their local community and why they want to participate in this programme.

Applications should be emailed to

Closing Date: 20th of January 2023

For more information, please contact Laura Moloney McCarthy at or 086-3959361 or Eileen McCabe at or 086-1037281.