What is Microvolunteering?

To celebrate Microvolunteering Day 2018 (15th April), we have a special blog on the little known phenomenon of microvolunteering.

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Corporate volunteering – It’s more than just painting a wall

This month’s blog is brought to you by Terri O’Brien, Corporate and Programmes Manager at Volunteer Ireland. The idea of painting the same wall or doing the same job over and over again is a common misconception when it comes to employee volunteering. It’s about so much more than that.

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Volunteer Ireland Thanks Volunteers for Dedication During Extreme Weather

Emergency Vehicle

Volunteer Ireland has expressed gratitude to all of those volunteers who did their utmost to help their community during the recent extreme weather conditions. Thousands of volunteers across the country came together to support those in need.

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Volunteer Management in Extreme Weather Conditions

In extreme weather conditions we are reliant not just on local authorities and emergency services; but also on volunteer bodies. As Volunteer Managers we need to ensure that we are looking after volunteers’ health, safety and welfare.

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Volunteer Management – Are we just paying it lip service?

Discover + Connect + Take Action = Leadership

Stuart Garland is Volunteer Ireland’s Training and Programmes Manager. Here he looks at volunteer management in 2018 and poses questions all leaders of volunteers should ask themselves.

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e-VOC (Validation of Competencies) Project Update

The e-VOC project aims at improving the offer, accessibility and quality of training for the professionals of the European voluntary sector on the validation of competences.

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Volunteering: Myths and Facts

Ireland has a fantastic culture of volunteering and it’s always heartening to see that no matter what’s going on in the country, that culture remains strong. Over 1 million people in Ireland volunteer each year but there are still a

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Volunteers Contributed Over 480,000 Hours in 2017

Wednesday 3rd January, 2018: Over 14,000 volunteers registered with local Volunteer Centres and the online national database of volunteering opportunities, IVOL, in 2017. These volunteers clocked up an incredible 480,000 hours of volunteering with an estimated economic value of over

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Blog: Volunteering at the World Para Athletics Championships

We all know that volunteers support sporting events across the world – at both a grassroots level and at major sporting events – the World Para Athletics Championships are no exception. Mary O’Leary, who you may remember from our Rio

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‘Flying Nun’ Named Volunteer of the Year 2017

Tipperary native Sister Patricia Wall has been named Volunteer of the Year at the Volunteer Ireland Awards for her dedication to the local community of Slieveardagh in Co. Tipperary.

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