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How to get involved

There are many ways your school, college or youth group can get involved with Galway Simon Community. From fundraising to volunteering, you can help us end homelessness for good.

Schedule a talk in your School or Youth Group

Every year we deliver Youth Advocacy talks to schools, colleges and youth groups across Galway, Mayo and Roscommon. The programme enables young people to understand the causes and solutions to homelessness, helps build social awareness and encourages students to get involved and become a part of the solution.

Our talks are delivered free of charge by Galway Simon staff members but participation in fundraising events to support the organisation is encouraged.

If you would like to schedule a talk at your school or youth group, please get in touch.

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Fundraise at School

There are loads of fun ways for your school or youth group to raise funds to support those facing homelessness.

Get your school involved today:

  • Nominate Galway Simon Community as your chosen charity to support through the academic year
  • Encourage students, staff and parents to get involved with fundraising, such as a sponsored walk or silence, non-uniform day, or bake sale
  • Host a Junior Sleep Out for Simon event at your school
  • Organise a collection of toiletries or non-perishable food for those supported by our services
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How your College or University can help end homelessness

College fundraising is fun and rewarding. Not only is it a great way to meet people but it also looks good on your CV. There are various ways that you can help tackle homelessness which includes supporting us through your societies, students union or simply with a group of friends.

If you are a third level student that would like to learn more about ways that you can step up in support of those facing homelessness in your community, please get in touch.

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