Author: Volunteer Ireland

Finding your volunteering rhythm

Claire Byrne, Volunteer & Awardee Programme Development Officer at Gaisce – The President’s Award, tells us how volunteering allows you to use your skills, step outside your comfort zone and have fun! Like everyone, I wish I had more hours

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Using your skills to give back

Setanta Landers is a litigation lawyer in Dublin. He is also a chartered tax advisor and trade mark attorney and volunteers at the Free Legal Advice Centre (FLAC) in Rathmines on Wednesday evenings after work. He gives us his top

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Finding your passion through volunteering

Annette Hopper found her passion for counselling through volunteering and now works in the area full time. Luckily she still finds time to volunteer and give back. My name is Annette and I am a qualified counsellor/psychotherapist.  This is my

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Using knowledge and skills to give back: A&L Goodbody

Sinéad Smith is Corporate Responsibility Manager with A&L Goodbody. She talks to us about their employee volunteering programme, their partnership with Suas and why she thinks it's so important. Can you tell us a little bit about A&L Goodbody’s partnership

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What you put into it is what you get out of it!

Volunteering veteran Ruth McDonagh tells us why she has volunteered for over 20 years and highlights the importance of volunteers to sporting organisations across the country. I’m not sure how I initially got into volunteering, though now that I have

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e-VOC: Online training for Volunteer Coordinators on the validation of competences

The e-VOC project aims to offer a new online learning module thereby improving accessibility and quality of training for Volunteer Coordinators

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Never Stop Learning

A short blog by Roseanne O'Leary, STEPS Executive at Engineers Ireland on why this will be her third year attending the National Volunteer Management Conference. I’m attending the National Volunteer Management Conference 2015 as I have attended the previous two

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Training volunteers for your event – your success or your downfall?

Let’s get down to it – not training your volunteers may save you money in the short term. But, in the long run, it’ll probably have a very negative impact on the experience of attendees to your event. Why? Having

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‘Why volunteer? It works for charities, the communities we support and our staff.’

Sinéad nic Oireachtaigh of BT Ireland on how volunteering gives staff an opportunity to step out of their day job and do inspirational things. BT’s Better Future programme is our commitment to use the power of communications to improve lives and ways

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“Volunteering is at the heart of Salesforce”

Elena Rossi (pictured above with Nina Arwitz, CEO of Volunteer Ireland), Senior Community Manager, Salesforce Foundation on the value and impact of volunteering, as part of a special series of guest blogs for Volunteer.ie this National Volunteering Week. Giving back

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