Work with MAP

There are volunteer opportunities to contribute to the work of the Maynooth University Access Programme (MAP).
MAP annually recruits MAP Ambassadors for its outreach, inreach and post-entry activities.

MAP Ambassadors:

  • Current Maynooth University students in good academic standing who are supported by MAP.
  • Enthusiastic, motivated, creative, friendly, and possess leadership qualities.
  • Offer information, advice and guidance to incoming students to help them settle into life at Maynooth University.
  • Represent and promote MAP and Maynooth University at events on and off campus.
  • Encourage students and parents at primary, second level, further education and other communities to go to university by sharing your personal experiences.
  • Good written, interpersonal, and group presentation skills and work well with others in a team environment.
  • Respect the privacy of participants in all activities and hold sensitive information in confidence.​

MAP Ambassador Roles: 

You can elect to volunteer as a MAP Ambassador for any, or all of the following activities:

  • Launchpad Orientation Programme (1 SEP 2017 – 4 SEP 2017) which is expanding this year to include all new entrants to Maynooth University coming through the HEAR, DARE, Mature and QQI entry routes. You may be a 1-day Launchpad MAP Ambassador on 1 SEP 2017 or a 4-day overnight Launchpad MAP Ambassador who supervises the incoming students, which requires additional training. 
  • MAP My Way first semester weekly support programme (beginning 6 SEP 2017) - you may be involved in faciliting sessions on dates that you're available. 
  • Schools/ FETAC/ QQI MAP Ambassador outreach programme (beginning OCT 2017) - this role requires additional training and learning how to share your story. 
  • Shadowing Programme (Autumn/ Winter 2017) - This involves guiding potential students around sample days on campus. 
  • Open Days (Beginning NOV 2017) - you will welcome campus visitors and share your experiences as a Maynooth University student. 

Get in touch with access.office@nuim.ie to find out about available opportunities!