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# volunteer - Tuesday 24 December, 2019

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

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

# volunteer - Friday 5 April, 2019

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

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

# volunteer - Saturday 8 December, 2018

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

Mary Fitzgerald founded Clare Haven Services.

# volunteer - Tuesday 26 December, 2017

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

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

# volunteer - Thursday 3 August, 2017

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

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

# volunteer - Sunday 9 July, 2017

Volunteers wanted to help spot crabs on Irish coasts

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

# volunteer - Sunday 16 April, 2017

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

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

# volunteer - Saturday 8 April, 2017

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

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

# volunteer - Monday 3 April, 2017

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

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

# volunteer - Friday 18 November, 2016

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

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

# volunteer - Tuesday 10 November, 2015

Irish people are the third most generous in Europe

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

# volunteer - Monday 11 May, 2015

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

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

# volunteer - Saturday 9 May, 2015

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

A man has been arrested following the assault.

# volunteer - Saturday 17 January, 2015

Papal volunteer dies in storm as Pope Francis visits Philippines

Bad weather forced him to cut his trip short.

# volunteer - Thursday 9 October, 2014

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

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

# volunteer - Tuesday 30 September, 2014

On the Frontline: Meet the people who help the homeless

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

# volunteer - Tuesday 9 September, 2014

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

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

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

# volunteer - Wednesday 3 September, 2014

British Ebola victim discharged from hospital following experimental treatment

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

# volunteer - Sunday 10 August, 2014

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

The ISPCC is looking for volunteers for its Childline service.

# volunteer - Tuesday 15 July, 2014

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

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

# volunteer - Saturday 31 May, 2014

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

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.

# volunteer - Sunday 11 May, 2014

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

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

# volunteer - Monday 23 December, 2013

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

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.

# volunteer - Monday 11 November, 2013

US students come together to transform Dublin youth centre

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

# volunteer - Thursday 29 August, 2013

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

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

# volunteer - Sunday 11 August, 2013

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

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

# volunteer - Thursday 6 June, 2013

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

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

…and it doesn’t involve cycling.

# volunteer - Thursday 7 March, 2013

Volunteer killed by lion at California zoo

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

# volunteer - Friday 15 February, 2013

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

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.

# volunteer - Wednesday 26 December, 2012

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Swimmers brave the sea to raise money for Ballycotton Lifeboat

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

# volunteer - Friday 7 December, 2012

Lives of Irish soldiers unveiled in newly published records

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

# volunteer - Wednesday 28 November, 2012

Blood Bikers zoom in to help patients in the West

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.

# volunteer - Wednesday 12 September, 2012

Man's lucky escape as rescue services spot river fall

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.

# volunteer - Thursday 17 May, 2012

Column: How helping others makes you happier AND healthier

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

# volunteer - Saturday 28 January, 2012

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

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.