Author: Volunteer Ireland

News: Report On Impact of Volunteering on Health and Well-Being Launched

To celebrate National Volunteering Week 2017, Volunteer Ireland launched a new report exploring the impact of volunteering on the health and well-being of volunteers.

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“The lads” that give us a hand!

Lisa Dolan is an Archivist and Volunteer Project Coordinator at the Military Archives and she tells us about her much loved volunteers. It’s so easy for me to identify the positives of working with our Military Archives’ volunteers aka “The

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A Day in the Life: Senior Helpline

Senior Help Line is open every day of the year from 10am to 10pm with two volunteers on each rota duty. The first call will

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Checking in with Sligo – European Volunteering Capital 2017

Ciara Herity is the Manager of the Sligo Volunteer Centre. Sligo has the presitigious honour of being the 2017 European Volunteering Capital. Ciara tells us how it all began and what's going on now. The idea of applying for the

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Volunteering Helped Me Find My Vocation

Gráinne Flynn has been volunteering for 10 years. Living with Type 1 Diabetes, Gráinne was keen to meet and help other people in her situation. She never imagined how much volunteering could change her life. I’ve been volunteering for 10

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Event Volunteers Achieve VIAT Green Light Standard

Volunteer Ireland and Fingal Volunteer Centre are delighted to announce that Event Volunteers has become the first volunteer programme in Ireland

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A Day in the Life: Event Volunteers

Mark Cummins volunteered at the Dublin Bay Prawn Festival during St. Patrick's Weekend 2017. The day began in earnest with the volunteers meeting on the green where the festival was set up – this was my second ever event as

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Sligo is European Volunteering Capital 2017

Sligo is to stage a spectacular opening ceremony to kick off its year as European Volunteering Capital 2017, with acclaimed musicians and

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Offaly Man Named Volunteer of the Year 2016

Thousands of volunteers were today getting ready to take part in hundreds of community events across the country

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Celebrating International Volunteer Day!

International Volunteer Day is a global day that takes place every year on 5th December. It gives us a chance to recognise, thank and celebrate volunteers across the world. Over 1 million people in Ireland volunteer. They are the backbone

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