Author: Volunteer Ireland

Julia Osorio, 48 – Dietician, Migrant, Volunteer

We continue our special National Volunteering Week series where we speak to seven volunteers about what they do, why they do it and what advice they have for others with Julia Osorio. Share your story with us on Twitter using

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Carolyn Akintola, 54 – Carer, Activist, Volunteer

Another fantastic story in our special National Volunteering Week series where we speak to seven volunteers about what they do, why they do it and what advice they have for others. Share your story with us on Twitter using #WhyIVolunteer

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Hicham Lamchaali, 34 – Asylum Seeker, Footballer, Volunteer

We continue our special National Volunteering Week series where we speak to seven volunteers about what they do, why they do it and what advice they have for others with Hicham Lamchaali. Share your story with us on Twitter using

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Gemma Guerin, 31 – EMT, Mother, Volunteer

This is the second in our special National Volunteering Week series where we speak to seven volunteers about what they do, why they do it and what advice they have for others. Share your story with us on Twitter using

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Patrick McMahon, 56 – Farmer, Conservationist, Volunteer

This is the first in our special National Volunteering Week series where we speak to seven volunteers about what they do, why they do it and what advice they have for others. Share your story with us on Twitter using

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Think Well: Volunteering and health and wellbeing

This year we are delighted to partner once again with Healthy Ireland for National Volunteering Week. In this blog, Kate O’Flaherty, Head of Healthy Ireland tells us why she believes volunteering is such a valuable part of a healthy society.

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Blog: Learning from other countries

Earlier this month we had the pleasure of attending The Power of Volunteering conference in Zagreb, hosted by the Croatian Volunteer Development Centre. The conference provided a wonderful opportunity to learn from our peers in Europe, as well as a chance to share our own learning, challenges and best practice examples in volunteering.

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Blog: Mythbusting – Volunteering as a jobseeker

Today we have another mythbusting blog for you, this time focusing on volunteering as a jobseeker. Separate the facts from the myths and find out how you can volunteer if you’re a jobseeker.

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Domestic Abuse Volunteer Named Volunteer of the Year

Mary Fitzgerald from Co. Clare was today named Christine Buckley Volunteer of the Year at the Volunteer Ireland Awards. Over 1 million people in Ireland volunteer and these awards aim to say thank you for the hard work, dedication and impact of volunteers across the country.

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My experience as a Charity Trustee

To mark Charity Trustees’ Week, Emma Kerins who is a voluntary trustee with YMCA Dublin tells us what it’s like to be on a charity board.

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