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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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Why corporate volunteering is giving me wrinkles!

Jack Clarke, Employee Volunteer Coordinator with Volunteer Ireland talks frankly about her expereinces of corporate volunteering. Take stock and prepare to ensure a succesful employee volunteering experience for everyone. “Please tell me which charity within 500m of our office wants all

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