Author: Volunteer Ireland

Volunteer Management – Are we just paying it lip service?

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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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Trustees are Volunteers Too!

In advance of Charity Trustees Week, Nina Arwitz, Volunteer Ireland CEO, reminds us that trustees are volunteers too and that we should apply principles of good volunteer management to our vital board members.

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A Day in the Life: A Volunteer Manager

Barbara Kilbride, Coordinator of Volunteer Services at St Francis Hospice, tells us about a day in her life.

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What winning a Volunteer Ireland Award means to me

David McEvoy, Volunteer of the Year 2016, tells us how he began volunteering and what winning a Volunteer Ireland Award means to him.

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Blog: Reflecting on National Volunteering Week 2017

National Volunteering Week 2017 has come and gone and now is the perfect time to reflect not just on the week but on volunteering in general.

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