Gaisce Online – Help & FAQ.

We are excited to introduce you to GO (Gaisce Online) with a brand-new look and new features to assist PALs in registering and managing your participants’ Gaisce journeys.  

Get Involved as a President’s Award Leader

Central to the success and design of the Gaisce programme are our incredible President’s Award Leaders (“PALs”) who deliver, guide and support thousands of young people undertaking their Gaisce journey each year.

President’s Award Leaders drive participation with the Award, assist with selecting Challenge Areas and registration, support and motivate their participants, sign-off on completions, organise the Adventure Journey and present Awardees their certificates and medals.

Being a President’s Award Leader is an opportunity for you to empower young people, inspire lasting change, build your personal and professional skills, see outcomes to your work and strengthen your organisation as a recognised Gaisce Award Partner.

We deeply appreciate the dedicated work of our PALs, without whom there would be no Awardees, or Gaisce. We celebrate PALs who reach a milestone or have had a Gold Awardee at our annual PAL Celebration event.

How To Become A PAL?

To become a PAL, you must meet the eligibility criteria by working with a youth-centred organisation, such as a post-primary school, youth project, volunteer centre, sports centre, and similar organisations.

During the registration process, you’ll need to provide and verify your details, undergo Garda vetting and book your PAL Training. Once you’ve completed the vetting, reference checks, and training, Gaisce will conduct a comprehensive review of your application.

Please note it may take between 30 to 60 days to complete all the necessary components of your application. If your application takes longer than 6 months, it will be considered lapsed. Gaisce will notify you once your application is fully approved. At that point, your participants can proceed to sign up.

Upcoming PAL Training

August 24th: Online, 09:30 to 13:00

September 7th: In-Person, 09:30 to 15:30
(Cork Education and Support Centre, T12KC86)

September 14th: Online, 18:00 to 21:00

September 28th: In-Person, 09:30 to 15:30
(Ratra House, Dublin 8, D08 YD62)

October 12th: Online, 18:00 to 21:00

October 26th: Online, 09:30 to 13:00

November 16th: Online, 18:00 to 21:00

November 30th: Online, 09:30 to 13:00

PAL Stories

Expressions of Interest in Chairperson of the Gaisce Council

The Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth invites applications from suitably qualified candidates with relevant youth development expertise for an immediate vacancy arising on the Council. Candidates must demonstrate in their application evidence of: Experience Successful track record of achievement through their career Significant experience of operating at a senior strategic leadership level [...]

Launch of ‘Breath of Fresh Éire’ – Art Collaboration Between Gaisce, Oberstown and An Garda Síochána Balbriggan

Breath of Fresh Éire, a ground-breaking art collaboration between Gaisce – The President’s Award, Oberstown Children Detention Campus and An Garda Síochána Balbriggan was officially launched on Thursday March 28th.   Breath of Fresh Éire consists of three art installations, created by the young people of Oberstown and overseen by artist Joe Caslin. The three parts [...]

Think Global, Act Local – Global Citizenship Action Through The Gaisce Award

Think Global, Act Local is an important event for our ongoing commitment to promoting global citizenship action through the Gaisce Award. Event Occurrence: Date: April 16th 2024 Time: 16:00 - 17:30 GMT Register Free: Event Information: Think Global, Act Local, is an exciting opportunity for PALs to learn about promoting global citizenship action through [...]

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