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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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Blog: Always learning…

Our Training and Programmes Manager, Stuart Garland, reminds us of the importance of listening and learning from others this International Volunteer Managers Day. Join the conversation on social media using #IMVDay18.

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Blog: No Name! Club Marks 40 Years 1978-2018

Edith Geraghty, Programme and PR Officer with No! Name Club talks to us about the history of the organisation and what they’re all about. This year marks 40 years since No! Name Club was established and Edith tells us about the incredible impact their volunteers have had across four decades. 

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Blog: It’s good to talk … about volunteering

It's good to talk

Volunteer Ireland’s Training and Programmes Manager Stuart Garland shares his thoughts on talking, listening and learning from others as volunteering evolves globally.

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Blog: My person volunteer story

The beauty of volunteering is the fact that there are so many ways that you can volunteer, as you’re not limited to a certain area or activity. It is an avenue to meet, interact and work with new people. That feeling of pride and satisfaction you receive after volunteering is truly incredible.

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What is Microvolunteering?

To celebrate Microvolunteering Day 2018 (15th April), we have a special blog on the little known phenomenon of microvolunteering.

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Corporate volunteering – It’s more than just painting a wall

This month’s blog is brought to you by Terri O’Brien, Corporate and Programmes Manager at Volunteer Ireland. The idea of painting the same wall or doing the same job over and over again is a common misconception when it comes to employee volunteering. It’s about so much more than that.

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Volunteer Management in Extreme Weather Conditions

In extreme weather conditions we are reliant not just on local authorities and emergency services; but also on volunteer bodies. As Volunteer Managers we need to ensure that we are looking after volunteers’ health, safety and welfare.

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Volunteer Management – Are we just paying it lip service?

Discover + Connect + Take Action = Leadership

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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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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