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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 drawn towards the traditional artistic pursuits such as painting, sculpture, singing, or music. Or they may show more interest in design, 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.

Sectors
Source: National Skills Bulletin

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

2/3
of Irish adults engage in Community and Voluntary activities each year
29,000
nonprofit organisations in Ireland
211
social entrepreneurs supported by Social Entrepreneurs Ireland
1,757
charities added to the Register 2016

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