#224: Glebe HouseKilclief/Strangford, Northern Ireland
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#113: Quaker Cottage
#208: Rural and Migrant Ministry
#804: Abode Services
#1100.5: National Campaign for a Peace Tax Fund
#1101.9: El Centro Arte para la Paz
#1102.2: Church of the Brethren Office of Peacebuilding and Policy
#1102.3: Reconcile International
#1102.5: San Diego Peace Campus
#1129: World Friendship Center
#1130: Center on Conscience & War
#1179: Corrymeela Community
Run by Harmony Community Trust, Glebe House is a residential center on a 16-acre wildlife area close to the Strangford Lough that delivers year-round community relations, social inclusion, and respite programs for people of all ages.Website: http://www.glebehouseni.com
Harmony Community Trust provides opportunities for groups from different backgrounds to come together in a residential setting to live, play, work, and relax together, and to create an environment in which differences and distinctiveness are acknowledged, accepted, respected, explored, and valued.
Glebe House focuses on children, youth, and adults from disadvantaged and segregated areas of Northern Ireland. Programs for children aged 7 to 13 include cross-community and respite residential weeks and weekends. Day and evening activities for adults include study seminars, creative workshops, and training workshops. These programs are organized and managed by Glebe House staff along with local community groups and international volunteers, and they include arts and crafts, group activities and games, nature walks, swimming, donkey rides, and more.
Glebe House is looking for Volunteers interested in working with adults and children on a wide range of community relations activities. Volunteers will help organize and lead programs, and they will share responsibilities for the associated routines of running the Glebe House Center. Volunteers will also work in the gardens and activity areas and help with ongoing repairs and future developments at the center.
Volunteers should be motivated and willing to learn, and be able to cope well under the sometimes hectic and very busy programs that Glebe House provides. Additional requirements include support of the aims and ethos of Glebe House in promoting a positive cross-community experience; ability to assist in running programs and working with local volunteers; ability to work with a wide variety of people; flexibility; adaptability; and a commonsense approach to life. A driver’s license is beneficial.
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