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# volunteering - Saturday 30 May, 2020

Football is a universal language: A Champions League final experience like no other

Emma Duffy remembers watching the 2018 Champions League final while volunteering in Honduras.

# volunteering - Friday 20 March, 2020

Volunteers wanted for Covid-19 test centres and other voluntary organisations

Minister Ring said its time for everyone to ‘put on the green jersey’ and volunteer.

# volunteering - Sunday 22 December, 2019

Here are some practical ways you can help homeless people this Christmas and New Year

It can be as simple as treating someone with empathy when they approach you in the street.

# volunteering - Thursday 11 July, 2019

Poll: Should it be compulsory for Irish teens to spend a year helping others? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should it be compulsory for Irish teens to spend a year helping others?

Could a State-run programme like this work in Ireland?

# volunteering - Wednesday 10 July, 2019

'The kid who's helping others, is not the kid who's terrorising their neighbour'

Should it be compulsory for young people to volunteer for a year? There are pros and cons.

# volunteering - Saturday 18 August, 2018

Mascots, bakers, and ironing mammies: here's what the 13,000 papal visit volunteers will be up to

It’s the first time a Pontiff will visit Ireland in over four decades, and thousands are needed to keep the show running.

# volunteering - Saturday 19 May, 2018

'Irish people are very generous, partly because of the effect the Famine had on us'

Éamonn Meehan, Trócaire’s Executive Director, on why thinking globally is more important than ever in 2018.

# volunteering - 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.

# volunteering - Wednesday 28 September, 2016

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Students: Be productive and make the most of your breaks from college

It’s not all about binging on box-sets: this is the time to feather your CV for future employers.

# volunteering - Tuesday 16 February, 2016

From The42 Advocaat agrees to work for free at Van Bronckhorst's Feyenoord Volunteering

Advocaat agrees to work for free at Van Bronckhorst's Feyenoord

The former Netherlands boss has been out of work since leaving Sunderland in October.

# volunteering - Tuesday 22 December, 2015

This 76-year-old began volunteering with the elderly when he retired

We spoke with a volunteer and user of Alone’s services.

# volunteering - Saturday 31 October, 2015

This man overcame cancer as a teenager and now helps others who are diagnosed

“The volunteers were so great that I always had it in my head that I wanted to help out, I wanted to put something back.”

# volunteering - Tuesday 2 June, 2015

Just how much of an impact do volunteers have on the communities they help?

A new study has looked at this in detail.

# volunteering - 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.

# volunteering - Monday 23 March, 2015

Got a very particular set of skills? The Rapid Response Corps is looking for new recruits

Got up to six months to spare? Willing to be sent to the middle of an “armed conflict situation”? Wait … come back.

# volunteering - Thursday 20 November, 2014

Opinion: Is it any wonder protests turn nasty when they make fools out of those who believe?

Like many, events of last week and last weekend have shaken my certainty in Irish democracy. The wicked go unpunished and the good go unrewarded.

# volunteering - Saturday 11 October, 2014

Finding out about volunteering overseas just got a hell of a lot easier thanks to a new hashtag

The Irish Aid volunteering fair is on in Dublin Castle today.

# volunteering - 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.

# volunteering - Sunday 5 October, 2014

Column: The five steps to emotional well-being

Positive mental health is a journey – sometimes enlightening, sometimes challenging, but most definitely worthwhile.

Homeless volunteer: 'You get to meet people who've come through the worst, it's a great experience.'

There are many homeless charities across the country who need volunteers to help them in their work.

# volunteering - Saturday 4 October, 2014

Getting on the bus: Recovered addicts returning to help those still suffering visit the ‘No Bucks Café’ on their nighttime service.

# volunteering - Tuesday 30 September, 2014

Retired, isolated and lonely: Volunteering with homeless can be 'life-giving'

Volunteering is a two-way street for wet hostel worker Brian Molloy.

# volunteering - Sunday 28 September, 2014

This 16-year-old saved her mum's life thanks to her cadet training

Eimear Morrin is a cadet with the Order of Malta.

# volunteering - Saturday 27 September, 2014

This charity wants to make a child's stay in hospital more bearable

Volunteers with Children in Hospital Ireland help hospitals with play schemes, allowing the children a chance to play.

# volunteering - Sunday 21 September, 2014

'He was talking about never seeing his unborn child when we rescued him': Volunteering with the RNLI

Brendan Copeland has been with the RNLI for 24 years, he spoke to about his experiences.

# volunteering - Sunday 14 September, 2014

Could you help someone who is experiencing depression?

Aware is a support service for people dealing with depression, it’s looking for volunteers.

# volunteering - Sunday 31 August, 2014

'There's a little boy or girl in your community who's going to bed cold or going to school hungry'

Barnardos says that ‘without the generosity of volunteers we would not be able to reach the children who need our support’.

# volunteering - Sunday 24 August, 2014

Could you give a puppy a loving home for a year before it becomes a guide dog?

Retired people and families with children generally provide good foster homes for puppies.

# volunteering - Sunday 17 August, 2014

Opinion: Volunteering isn't hard, you can just sit and have tea with someone

You would think my friend and I have nothing at all in common, and yet our friendship means so much.

# volunteering - 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.

# volunteering - Thursday 24 July, 2014

Opinion: Young people are not 'apathetic' - we prioritise the collective good

We have a political culture in this country that is morally bankrupt and young people are uncomfortable in propping up a system that is unsuited to the purpose intended.

# volunteering - 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.

# volunteering - Tuesday 24 June, 2014

How important is alcohol to Irish agriculture?

Representatives from the Drinks Industry Group of Ireland will be visiting Leinster House today to discuss the issue.

# volunteering - Monday 12 May, 2014

PJ Gallagher: 'You live more in five minutes on a bike than most people do in a lifetime'

Telling jokes to buy bikes and riding bikes to save lives – Comedian PJ Gallagher on finding a passion for volunteering.

# volunteering - Tuesday 18 March, 2014

Column: How my trip to a children's mental asylum in Belarus made me proud to be Irish

A trip volunteering at a children’s asylum in Belarus showed me the harsh reality for many children affected by the Chernobyl disaster but it also let me see the hope that Irish people have brought to their lives, writes Cliódhna Russell.

# volunteering - Sunday 2 February, 2014

How is Ireland feeling? Europe-wide survey looks at loneliness, health, and chores

We don’t have much faith in our health care system… but we feel healthy.

# volunteering - Tuesday 3 December, 2013

Ireland is the most generous country in Europe, says World Giving Index

Ireland has scored a hat-trick after being ranked the most generous in Europe three years in row.

# volunteering - Saturday 12 October, 2013

Costello launches initiative to encourage retired public servants to volunteer

An online register is being set up to match the skills of volunteers to the needs of the countries and communities.

# volunteering - Thursday 10 October, 2013

Have you got what it takes to volunteer abroad?

You could surprise yourself – and make a real difference.

# volunteering - 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.

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