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A Busy Few Weeks for the EU Aid Volunteer Initiative at Comhlámh

Pictured: The Civic Service Volunteers with some of the Comhlámh and La Guild Staff in Paris.  Perspectives from the newest member of Comhlámh team- Áine Lynch, on being a former EU AID volunteer to now working directly with the EU Aid Volunteer (EUAV) Initiative on supporting standards in volunteering in Humanitarian Action My first insight into the world of humanitarian work came directly after

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Online Volunteering: A Comhlámh Discussion Paper Launch

Comhlámh today launched it’s latest discussion paper as part of International Volunteer Day (IVD) along with along with a short video focusing on the key elements of online volunteering. Online volunteering, also called virtual volunteering, refers to volunteer activities using any online device ranging from a desktop, to tablet or smartphone  in order to undertake or deliver tasks or projects. The main feature of

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Coming Home Handbook!

As someone who works with volunteers, you will already have skills and experience that are incredibly valuable, and this handbook intends to enhance and ‘add value’ to the work you are already doing. As all volunteers are unique with their own needs and interests, and likewise as each Volunteer Sending Agency is unique as an organisation as well as the specific nature of volunteer

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Reflections from Riga

Photos: Attendees from across Europe engaging in conversation on Global Education Shannette, Volunteer Quality Project Officer at Comhlámh shares her thoughts on a recent trip to Riga, Latvia. I really value the opportunity I had to attend the “Young Europeans for Global Development Conference” in Riga, Latvia where approximately thirty young people spoke about “Best practices in mainstreaming global education into nonformal learning”. The

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Collecting Volunteer Stories

Have you volunteered overseas? Comhlámh is currently looking to document the stories of people who have worked overseas, to make more people aware of the amazing work volunteers from Ireland are involved in. If you fancy writing and sharing your story, drop us a short email at volunteerstories@comhlamh.org and we’ll get back to you asap!