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Kickoff meeting of the project European Quality Standards in Youth Volunteering

On 8th June, the kickoff meeting of the European project European Quality Standards in Youth Volunteering took place online. The project aims at defining and disseminating across the EU the first European Quality Standards in Youth Volunteering. In this first

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75% of population volunteered during pandemic

According to new Ipsos MRBI statistics commissioned by Volunteer Ireland, three-quarters of the population volunteered their time since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in March this year. The most popular activities were grocery shopping (40%), befriending someone who was


Volunteer Ireland Welcomes Ireland’s First National Volunteering Strategy

National Volunteering Strategy

Volunteer Ireland has welcomed the publication of Ireland’s first National Volunteering Strategy, launched by Minister Joe O’Brien On December 5th 2020. The five year strategy lays out a comprehensive plan to foster and support volunteering well into the future. The


Volunteer Ireland Achieves Investing in Volunteers Quality Standard

Investing in Volunteers

Volunteer Ireland is delighted to announce that we have achieved Investing in Volunteers (IiV), the international quality standard for excellence in volunteer management. We are proud to join the growing number of volunteer involving organisations in Ireland to achieve the

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Invitation to Tender: Volunteer Ireland Website


1. Introduction 1.1 About Volunteer Ireland Volunteer Ireland is the national volunteer development organisation and a support body for all local Volunteer Centres and Volunteering Information Services in Ireland. We work to support, promote and celebrate volunteering. We do this

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Equal Volunteering Opportunities for All

Ireland will be taking part in an international seminar ‘Equal Volunteering Opportunities for All’ will take place from 1 to 7 September, in Barcelona.

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Domestic Abuse Volunteer Named Volunteer of the Year

Mary Fitzgerald from Co. Clare was today named Christine Buckley Volunteer of the Year at the Volunteer Ireland Awards. Over 1 million people in Ireland volunteer and these awards aim to say thank you for the hard work, dedication and impact of volunteers across the country.

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Dementia: Understand Together Campaign

Dementia: Understand Together is a public support, awareness and information campaign aimed at inspiring people from all sections of society to stand together with the half a million people whose families have been affected by dementia.

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e-VOC: Fourth Transnational Meeting in Galway (Ireland)


On 18th and 19th June, the four partner organisations of the e-VOC project met in Galway (Ireland) for the fourth project meeting. The e-VOC project aims at improving the offer, accessibility and quality of training for the professionals of the

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People helping people – LinkedIn’s most powerful tool

Eamonn Fitzgerald is LinkedIn for Good Manager (EMEA) based at LinkedIn’s Dublin Office. He talks to us about the importance of employee volunteering within the LinkedIn community.

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