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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Volunteer Ireland’s Training and Programmes Manager Stuart Garland shares his thoughts on talking, listening and learning from others as volunteering evolves globally.
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.
To celebrate Microvolunteering Day 2018 (15th April), we have a special blog on the little known phenomenon of microvolunteering.
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.
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.