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Patrick McMahon, 56 – Farmer, Conservationist, Volunteer

This is the first in our special National Volunteering Week series where we speak to seven volunteers about what they do, why they do it and what advice they have for others. Share your story with us on Twitter using

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Think Well: Volunteering and health and wellbeing

This year we are delighted to partner once again with Healthy Ireland for National Volunteering Week. In this blog, Kate O’Flaherty, Head of Healthy Ireland tells us why she believes volunteering is such a valuable part of a healthy society.

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Blog: Learning from other countries

Earlier this month we had the pleasure of attending The Power of Volunteering conference in Zagreb, hosted by the Croatian Volunteer Development Centre. The conference provided a wonderful opportunity to learn from our peers in Europe, as well as a chance to share our own learning, challenges and best practice examples in volunteering.

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Blog: Mythbusting – Volunteering as a jobseeker

Today we have another mythbusting blog for you, this time focusing on volunteering as a jobseeker. Separate the facts from the myths and find out how you can volunteer if you’re a jobseeker.

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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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