Eoin

Irish, recruited by Scouting Ireland.

Why are you here?

I have been involved with volunteering since my mid-teens and have volunteered abroad, in the Philippines, before. Considering the scale of the refugee crisis I had been researching ways to help and luckily Scouting Ireland offered an opportunity to get involved with Time to be Welcome. Before this, I was working as a chef so it is quite a change from that!

Favourite moment on the project so far?

Anytime baking with the younger children at the family shelter. Extremely messy but fun.

What makes you proud?

I started as a junior leader in Donnybrook Youth club when I was sixteen and I went on to become president by the time I was twenty. During my presidency, we expanded the club to accommodate more members. We partook in many new adventure activities and took a group of our older members to Krakow, Poland. This was the first trip to mainland Europe the club had taken in many years.

Your strengths and a weakness?

I’m very personable and easy to get on with BUT languages! I’m dreadful at trying to learn new languages, something I’m really going to have to work on here!

How do you relax?

I love to play pool and watch a variety of sports. I do a lot of cooking in my spare time and am always looking to learn something new.

If you had a theme song, what would it be?

Fleetwood Mac, ‘Go Your Own Way’: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ul-cZyuYq4

If you were a film character, who would it be?

Bruce the Shark, Finding Nemo, friendly, means well, grumpy when hungry.


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