Advertisement

Readers like you keep news free for everyone.

More than 5,000 readers have already pitched in to keep free access to The Journal.

For the price of one cup of coffee each week you can help keep paywalls away.

Support us today
Not now

#volunteer

# volunteer - This year 2022

'To hear a child say they feel listened to is powerful': What it's like being a Childline volunteer
# Callout
# Callout

'To hear a child say they feel listened to is powerful': What it's like being a Childline volunteer

Aug 20th 2022, 1:00 PM 7,169 Views 1 Comment

The service, run by the ISPCC, is looking for new volunteers.

# volunteer - Last year 2021

'Homeless people are scared and worried': Soup runs fear HSE inspection will force them to close
# Food Safety
# Food Safety

'Homeless people are scared and worried': Soup runs fear HSE inspection will force them to close

Jul 20th 2021, 3:10 PM 23,265 Views 43 Comments

Two volunteer soup runs received visits and letters from the HSE’s environmental health section in recent weeks.

# volunteer - All time

Australian PM says volunteer firefighters from public sector will get paid leave
# Wildfires
# Wildfires

Australian PM says volunteer firefighters from public sector will get paid leave

Dec 24th 2019, 10:14 AM 11,962 Views 13 Comments

Nine people have been killed and more than 950 homes destroyed in the wildfires.

'A massive disappointment': Tech giant withdraws from Dublin community event following gunfire in area
# Symantec
# Symantec

'A massive disappointment': Tech giant withdraws from Dublin community event following gunfire in area

Apr 5th 2019, 8:33 PM 62,069 Views 53 Comments

A lone gunman opened fire outside a school in the area on Tuesday.

Woman who took domestic abuse survivors into her home receives volunteering award
# Clare
# Clare

Woman who took domestic abuse survivors into her home receives volunteering award

Dec 8th 2018, 7:15 AM 15,077 Views 10 Comments

Mary Fitzgerald founded Clare Haven Services.

Domestic violence, financial demands and pressure: Barrister on giving free legal advice
# Tallaght
# Tallaght

Domestic violence, financial demands and pressure: Barrister on giving free legal advice

Dec 26th 2017, 12:00 PM 10,272 Views 13 Comments

“I often leave feeling very sorry for someone, but litigation isn’t nice.”

'I didn't want to know how chaotic it was going to be... If I had, maybe I wouldn't have gone'
# Saving Mosul
# Saving Mosul

'I didn't want to know how chaotic it was going to be... If I had, maybe I wouldn't have gone'

Aug 3rd 2017, 6:00 AM 28,494 Views 6 Comments

John Reilly talks to TheJournal.ie after his trip to Mosul directly after the siege.

Volunteers wanted to help spot crabs on Irish coasts
# Crab Watch
# Crab Watch

Volunteers wanted to help spot crabs on Irish coasts

Jul 9th 2017, 11:00 AM 19,080 Views 19 Comments

What you spot will be recorded as part of an EU-wide programme Sea Change.

Appeal for volunteers to help make hospitals happier places for sick children
# Make A Difference
# Make A Difference

Appeal for volunteers to help make hospitals happier places for sick children

Apr 16th 2017, 9:30 AM 22,167 Views 25 Comments

If you’re cheerful, reliable and have just two or three hours to spare a week, this might be for you.

'Irish people have a hunger to make a difference in the world'
# Global Citizen Award
# Global Citizen Award

'Irish people have a hunger to make a difference in the world'

Apr 8th 2017, 8:45 AM 8,160 Views 5 Comments

28 ‘global citizens’ are being honoured in Dublin today.

'When I wasn't taking a beating from my old man, I was taking a beating from my brother'
# Child Abuse
# Child Abuse

'When I wasn't taking a beating from my old man, I was taking a beating from my brother'

Apr 3rd 2017, 6:05 AM 22,511 Views 8 Comments

At a recent launch a young man spoke about growing up with abuse.

'She was a lovely person': Tributes to Mayo woman who died after becoming ill on flight
# Tragedy
# Tragedy

'She was a lovely person': Tributes to Mayo woman who died after becoming ill on flight

Nov 18th 2016, 11:52 AM 55,871 Views 21 Comments

The 30-year-old woman was on a flight home from a holiday with her fiancé.

Irish people are the third most generous in Europe
# Revealed
# Revealed

Irish people are the third most generous in Europe

Nov 10th 2015, 12:30 PM 15,765 Views 35 Comments

A study has found that three out of five Irish people helped a stranger in the last month.

Everyone has a skill to share, even if they don't shout about it... why not volunteer?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Everyone has a skill to share, even if they don't shout about it... why not volunteer?

May 11th 2015, 4:35 PM 326 Views 8 Comments

A growing number of employers consider volunteer work equally as valuable as paid work experience.

Woman helping homeless people at GPO has hot tea thrown in her face
# Attack On Volunteer
# Attack On Volunteer

Woman helping homeless people at GPO has hot tea thrown in her face

May 9th 2015, 1:48 PM 40,981 Views 0 Comments

A man has been arrested following the assault.

Papal volunteer dies in storm as Pope Francis visits Philippines
# Mass
# Mass

Papal volunteer dies in storm as Pope Francis visits Philippines

Jan 17th 2015, 6:41 PM 11,379 Views 27 Comments

Bad weather forced him to cut his trip short.

Opinion: Ireland has a long tradition of volunteering, we should continue to build on it
# Solidarity
# Solidarity

Opinion: Ireland has a long tradition of volunteering, we should continue to build on it

Oct 9th 2014, 8:00 PM 108 Views 15 Comments

Solidarity with our fellow global citizens is critical to embracing the global development challenges of the 21st century.

On the Frontline: Meet the people who help the homeless
# Homeless Ireland
# Homeless Ireland

On the Frontline: Meet the people who help the homeless

Sep 30th 2014, 7:20 AM 4,020 Views 6 Comments

We speak to the people who work on the frontline of homelessness.

Fair play: Taxi drivers are throwing a huge party for 850 kids with special needs
# Fun
# Fun

Fair play: Taxi drivers are throwing a huge party for 850 kids with special needs

Sep 9th 2014, 7:15 AM 8,495 Views 19 Comments

Last year, organisers had struggled to get enough drivers involved but this year is going to be bigger and better than ever.

British Ebola victim discharged from hospital following experimental treatment
# ZMapp
# ZMapp

British Ebola victim discharged from hospital following experimental treatment

Sep 3rd 2014, 12:18 PM 6,550 Views 19 Comments

William Pooley had been treated at Britain’s isolation unit secure enough for Ebola patients.

Could you be the first point of contact for a child who wants to talk?
# Support
# Support

Could you be the first point of contact for a child who wants to talk?

Aug 10th 2014, 4:00 PM 17,098 Views 14 Comments

The ISPCC is looking for volunteers for its Childline service.

Opinion: The GAA and Samaritans both have an ethos of giving rather than taking
# Community
# Community

Opinion: The GAA and Samaritans both have an ethos of giving rather than taking

Jul 15th 2014, 8:00 AM 154 Views 32 Comments

A Samaritans volunteer and GAA member writes about the people-centred spirit at the heart of both organisations.

'I take one less slice of bread for lunch' - how Irish children deal with recession
# Every Little Helps
# Every Little Helps

'I take one less slice of bread for lunch' - how Irish children deal with recession

May 31st 2014, 7:37 PM 25,587 Views 72 Comments

Last week Childline said its service deals not just with abuse children, but with children who are worried about the recession and how it’s impacted on their families.

Richard Cahill: 'Volunteer and community groups held this country together during austerity'
# Ireland South
# Ireland South

Richard Cahill: 'Volunteer and community groups held this country together during austerity'

May 11th 2014, 10:15 AM 7,223 Views 14 Comments

This Ireland South candidate in the European elections is hoping to reinforce at EU level the importance of volunteer work.

Column: I volunteer with Samaritans every Christmas. Here's why...
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: I volunteer with Samaritans every Christmas. Here's why...

Dec 23rd 2013, 7:00 AM 392 Views 8 Comments

Sometimes people call Samaritans at Christmas who might never normally do so. It could be the first Christmas they are bereaved, the could feel isolated, or they could have major money worries. We’re there to listen.

US students come together to transform Dublin youth centre
# Community
# Community

US students come together to transform Dublin youth centre

Nov 11th 2013, 3:30 PM 10,708 Views 37 Comments

Notre Dame students gave a facelift to a youth centre on Dublin’s Cork Street.

Overseas volunteers worth €10 million and almost 500 jobs to Irish economy — report
# Comhlámh
# Comhlámh

Overseas volunteers worth €10 million and almost 500 jobs to Irish economy — report

Aug 29th 2013, 6:30 AM 3,774 Views 3 Comments

Two reports released today detail the scale of work by Irish volunteers overseas and suggest public support is still strong for such activities.

Minister encourages retired public servants ‘twiddling their thumbs’ to volunteer abroad
# Volunteering
# Volunteering

Minister encourages retired public servants ‘twiddling their thumbs’ to volunteer abroad

Aug 11th 2013, 8:30 PM 21,399 Views 128 Comments

Minister of State Joe Costello told TheJournal.ie that his department plans to launch a new civilian volunteer corps later this year.

Here's how you can go to Electric Picnic for free
# Volunteer
From The Daily Edge
# Volunteer

Here's how you can go to Electric Picnic for free

Jun 6th 2013, 3:18 PM 3,680 Views 1 Comment

…and it doesn’t involve cycling.

Volunteer killed by lion at California zoo
# Tragic
# Tragic

Volunteer killed by lion at California zoo

Mar 7th 2013, 7:47 AM 15,114 Views 48 Comments

The victim has been identified as 24-year-old Dianna Hanson.

Careers clinic: A spell of volunteering can transform your job skills
# Careers
# Careers

Careers clinic: A spell of volunteering can transform your job skills

Feb 15th 2013, 7:15 AM 8,051 Views 7 Comments

As survey finds that one in five people who take a break to volunteer abroad end up changing careers, two volunteers speak about their ‘transformative’ experiences.

Swimmers brave the sea to raise money for Ballycotton Lifeboat
# Brrrr
# Brrrr

Swimmers brave the sea to raise money for Ballycotton Lifeboat

Dec 26th 2012, 3:14 PM 5,593 Views 4 Comments

Up to 20 brave swimmers took to the water to raise funds for the volunteer-run lifeboat service.

Lives of Irish soldiers unveiled in newly published records
# History
# History

Lives of Irish soldiers unveiled in newly published records

Dec 7th 2012, 11:25 AM 6,537 Views 17 Comments

The records have been published as part of a newly-digitised collection of those pensioned from the British army by the Royal Hospital Kilmainham.

Blood Bikers zoom in to help patients in the West
# Blood Bikers
# Blood Bikers

Blood Bikers zoom in to help patients in the West

Nov 28th 2012, 2:54 PM 7,992 Views 41 Comments

The bikers work as an emergency rider voluntary service that transports blood, patient records and other urgently-needed items between hospitals in the Western region.

Man's lucky escape as rescue services spot river fall
# Luck's In
# Luck's In

Man's lucky escape as rescue services spot river fall

Sep 12th 2012, 6:20 PM 9,873 Views 10 Comments

Boyne Fishermen’s Rescue and Recovery had been checking their equipment just across from spot where man fell into Boyne and rescued him within minutes.

Column: How helping others makes you happier AND healthier
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: How helping others makes you happier AND healthier

May 17th 2012, 7:00 AM 49 Views 2 Comments

Volunteering has increased dramatically in the recession. Anna Lee describes how anybody can be a volunteer – and it might even do you good.

Column: Here’s why we need Hireland – and why it will work
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Here’s why we need Hireland – and why it will work

Jan 28th 2012, 6:00 PM 40 Views 29 Comments

Co-founder of jobs creation initiative Gerard O’Neill on why he and his friends wanted the national conversation to turn to job creation – not job losses.