BLOG: 2020 Advocacy – A year in review

Volunteer Ireland’s Public Affairs Officer, Heber Rowan, takes a look back at the last year and how our advocacy efforts strengthened and evolved throughout the year.  2020 was a year unlike any other. It was a year that showed the value of volunteering

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75% Of Population Volunteered During Pandemic

According to new Ipsos MRBI statistics commissioned by Volunteer Ireland, three-quarters of the population volunteered their time since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in March this year. The most popular activities were grocery shopping (40%), befriending someone who was

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Volunteer Ireland Welcomes Ireland’s First National Volunteering Strategy

National Volunteering Strategy

Volunteer Ireland has welcomed the publication of Ireland’s first National Volunteering Strategy, launched by Minister Joe O’Brien On December 5th 2020. The five year strategy lays out a comprehensive plan to foster and support volunteering well into the future. The

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Volunteer Ireland Achieves Investing in Volunteers Quality Standard

Investing in Volunteers

Volunteer Ireland is delighted to announce that we have achieved Investing in Volunteers (IiV), the international quality standard for excellence in volunteer management. We are proud to join the growing number of volunteer involving organisations in Ireland to achieve the

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Invitation to Tender: Volunteer Ireland Website

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1. Introduction 1.1 About Volunteer Ireland Volunteer Ireland is the national volunteer development organisation and a support body for all local Volunteer Centres and Volunteering Information Services in Ireland. We work to support, promote and celebrate volunteering. We do this

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Over 800 Awards Nominations; Delivery Partner Announced

Every autumn, we ask people across the country to nominate volunteers they know for a national Volunteer Ireland Award. It’s a vital part of our work because it gives us a chance to say thank you and showcase the incredible

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Blog: New 50-company study reveals radical changes in Employee Community Engagement

The COVID-19 pandemic has generated enormous pressures and new needs in society. It has created new demands on community organisations and businesses who are committed to positive social and environmental impact. It has also raised new challenges and added complexity

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Blog: Martina Brennan, Coordinator of Friendly Call Service, Co. Sligo

Martina Brennan is the Coordinator of the Friendly Call Service in Moylough, Co. Sligo. This National Volunteering Week, we chatted to Martina about the importance of the service, what she gets out of it and why volunteers are so important.

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Blog: Mary Rice – Volunteer with ISPCC Childline

Mary Rice volunteers with ISPCC Childline in Castlebar, Co. Mayo. This National Volunteering Week she tells us why she volunteers, what it’s like and why she’d recommend it to everyone.

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Guest Blog: Living with Shattering- Five Actions for Volunteer Managers

Martin J Cowling possesses over 20 years of management experience with organizations including UNICEF, AFS Intercultural Programs, The Smith Family, and Victorian Relief. Today he gives is the five actions volunteer managers need to do right now.

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