Blog: Managing volunteers remotely with Emma Barnes from Aware

Emma Barnes is the Training and Recruitment Manager with Aware. Here she tells us about managing a team of volunteers across four services and how they have adapted to COVID-19.

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Blog: Volunteer from home – Eoin with Be My Eyes

Eoin Kernan volunteers with Be My Eyes, a free app that connects blind and low-vision people with sighted volunteers  for visual assistance through a live video call. Here, he tells us about his experience of being a #volunteerfromhome. What I

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Blog: Blood Bikes East and COVID-19

Aidan Collins, Communications Officer with Blood Bikes East tells us about the impact COVID-19 has had on their organisation. Established in 2012 Blood Bikes East is an Emergency Medical Transport Service. Staffed entirely by volunteers, they offer a free out

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Family Volunteering

Family Volunteering involves more than one person in a household or extended family, from different generations volunteering together. Volunteer Ireland commenced a new Erasmus+ project, through which we aim to present and convince you of the value of Family Volunteering. We

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Volunteering at Volunteer Ireland: Skye Corken

Earlier this year, Skye Corken volunteered with us on some of our major projects. She was an invaluable part of the team while she was here and we already miss her plenty. Here she describes her volunteering experience and what

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Blog: Learning from our European colleagues

Siobhan Johnston, Volunteering Development Officer with Kerry Volunteer Centre recently attended the ‘Equal Volunteering Opportunities for All’ Erasmus + seminar in Villanova, Barcelona. Here she tells Volunteer Ireland about her experience and what she learned. I was delighted to be

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Charity Trustee Week: What it’s like to be a trustee

Lawrence Carvalho is Director with An Oige – Irish Youth Hostel Association. He is also a voluntary trustee of the board of the An Oige- Irish Youth Hostel Association Dublin. He tells us what being part of a charity board is like.

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Equal Volunteering Opportunities for All

Ireland will be taking part in an international seminar ‘Equal Volunteering Opportunities for All’ will take place from 1 to 7 September, in Barcelona.

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Q&A: Investing in Volunteers Achiever Depaul

Depaul were one of earliest Irish achievers of the Investing in Volunteers quality mark first achieving the accolade in 2015 and renewing in 2018. Here, Volunteer Coordinator Jason Flynn tells us a little bit more about the process, why they did it and what advice they’d give others. 

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Virtual Volunteering: One Parent’s View of Volunteering 15 minutes at a time

Maria Gallo is a research fellow at NUI Galway and a parent of young children. She was looking to give back in a way that meant something to her and fit her busy lifestyle. Here she tells us about her experience with virtual volunteering.

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