Volunteer Charter

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Are you…

  • thinking about volunteering overseas in a developing country?
  • unsure of what questions you should be asking or how your volunteering experience fits in with the ‘bigger picture’?

If you are, then Comhlámh’s Volunteer Charter can help to guide you.

The Volunteer Charter sets out seven principles that aim to encourage responsible, responsive international volunteering. Each principle contains a list of questions to help you make sure that you have thought about the issues raised, and that you know why they are important.

Why should volunteers support the Charter?

By agreeing to sign the Charter, you will be showing your support for the principles it sets out. As a volunteer, your attitude to your placement and to your host project and community will be crucial to the success of the work you will be involved with. Your support will help to ensure a spirit of partnership, solidarity and respect between you, your sending organisation, and the host project and community with which you volunteer. You can download a copy of the Charter here.

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