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The New UNV Report Is A Celebration Of Civil Society.

This is an adaption of a speech presented by Mark Cumming, the head of Comhlámh at the recent launch of the 2015 UN Volunteers State of the World’s Volunteerism Report. I spent several years in APSO recruiting and preparing people to work in International Development and had the pleasure to recruit many Irish people to work as UNVs – in particular programmes connected with the peace

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They Swapped Til They Dropped.

The Volunteering and Development Education committee organised a ‘Swap til you Drop’ event in Cork last month, in order to swap clothes, share messages of sustainability and to raise funds for a Learning Journal for volunteers. The event saw 100 people from Cork attend, armed with bags of clothes and congregating around hangers tagged with quotes and info about the clothing industry. Siobhán Hughes

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Research Report Launch And Seminar With Jayne Cravens.

You are invited to attend the launch of a new research report by Comhlámh based on quantitative data emerging from an online survey issued to volunteer sending agencies (VSAs) in Ireland. This is an exciting opportunity to learn more about online volunteering, to discover how it can benefit both VSAs and volunteers and to hear Jayne speak in Ireland for the first time on

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Invitation To Launch of Research Reports.

Comhlámh would like to invite you to the launch by Minister Joe Costello of two exciting new pieces of research on international volunteering that we have commissioned. The event will highlight the main findings from:  “New Evidence on Overseas Volunteering from Ireland and its Socio-Economic Impact in Ireland”, undertaken by Dr Pat McCloughan, PMCA Economic Consulting; and “Models of International Volunteering: Trends, Innovation and

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