Author: Volunteer Ireland

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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“How giving back helped me to heal” – Norah Casey

In the first of a special series of guest blogs on Volunteer.ie for National Volunteering Week 2015, Norah Casey shares why volunteering is so important to her. It takes a lot of people a lifetime to understand that giving back

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Engaging event volunteers – sure it can’t be that hard … can it?

Over the last number of years I’ve been fortunate enough to be part of the volunteer management team both working and volunteering at a number of large scale public events in Ireland, Northern Ireland and England. This is my day

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Make the most of National Volunteering Week 2015

It’s that time of year again… The Volunteer Ireland office is buzzing as we work towards our favourite week of the year – National Volunteering Week! National Volunteering Week, supported by Salesforce, takes place from May 11th – 17th –

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