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Creative people are drawn to careers and activities that enable them to take responsibility for the design, layout or sensory impact of something (visual, auditory etc). They may be atrracted to the traditional artistic pursuits such as painting, sculpture, singing, or music. Or they may show more interest in design activities, such as architecture, animation, or craft areas, such as pottery and ceramics.

Creative people use their personal understanding of people and the world they live in to guide their work. Creative people like to work in unstructured workplaces, enjoy taking risks and prefer a minimum of routine.

About

While this sector is supported by many volunteers, there are many highly rewarding career paths available. Many roles overlap with Social Care, providing support and assistance to the most vulnerable in society. There are many other activities engaged in, such as supporting community life and advocating for good causes. People working in this sector will often have great passion for the cause they work on and empathy for the people they work with.

Skills

    caring for others, problem solving, communication, empathy, compassion, leadership, initiative, adaptability, managing resources, time management, prioritising work, working with children, leadership, health & safety, active listening,

Key Facts

149k
people in Ireland work for non-profit organisations
29,300
nonprofit organisations in Ireland
264
social entrepreneurs supported by Social Entrepreneurs Ireland
560k
regular volunteers in Ireland

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