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# volunteers - Thursday 2 April, 2020

Want to help? Volunteer service and website for offers of assistance launched today

A new webpage for businesses seeking to provide supplies or services in support of the national response to Covid-19 is open.

# volunteers - Sunday 21 April, 2019

'We think we're making a difference': The volunteers cleaning all along the banks of the Royal Canal

We went out with the Royal Canal Clean-Up Group earlier this month.

# volunteers - Wednesday 26 December, 2018

'Sometimes they're just lonely and want a chat': What it means to volunteer at Childline Mental Health This post contains videos

'Sometimes they're just lonely and want a chat': What it means to volunteer at Childline

Childline saw it’s seventh millionth phone call earlier this year – we sat down with some volunteers to see what Childline means to them.

# volunteers - Tuesday 25 December, 2018

'There's anger on the streets': The volunteers handing out food and fitting dentures at the GPO

O’Connell Street is a hive of activity each Friday evening as groups provide services for those in need.

Over 450 poor and homeless people will be given a Christmas Day dinner at the RDS today

Some 3,000 Christmas dinners will also be prepared and delivered to the homes of those in need.

# volunteers - Friday 20 July, 2018

Organisers of children's event Playstival with the Happy Pear apologise over garda vetting furore

The event faced a backlash over Facebook comments about volunteers not requiring vetting on its event page.

# volunteers - Monday 25 June, 2018

One night out in Dublin city with five different soup runs

There are at least 16 different groups or organisations that give out food and supplies on the streets of Dublin city on a regular basis.

# volunteers - Monday 25 December, 2017

Volunteers will feed 3,500 poor and homeless people a Christmas dinner today

The 350 volunteer spots filled up within a day this year.

# volunteers - Friday 10 February, 2017

Hundreds of whales die after becoming stranded on New Zealand beach

Hope is fading for the around 100 whales still alive on the beach.

# volunteers - Thursday 19 January, 2017

Everyone was equal, we left our egos at the door: Why I volunteered at Apollo House

Hazel Larkin tells her personal experience of what supporting residents meant to them – and to her.

# volunteers - Friday 13 January, 2017

'It's what we do' - Husband of Coast Guard volunteer back on the water after her death

Speaking on tonight’s Late Late Show, Bernard Lucas paid tribute to his wife and his community.

# volunteers - Sunday 1 January, 2017

How this Dublin suburb managed to become the cleanest area in Ireland

Well over half of its area is completely unpolluted by litter, well ahead of its nearest competitors.

# volunteers - Monday 19 December, 2016

35 homeless people slept in Apollo House last night (and there are plans to increase that to 60)

Activists say the building could have a maximum capacity of 60 residents.

# volunteers - Saturday 17 December, 2016

A Dublin woman set up a Christmas Day lunch for 300 people so no-one would be alone on the big day

Margaret Brown and her volunteers will cater to around 300 people this Christmas

# volunteers - Saturday 17 September, 2016

Bear Grylls pays tribute to late Coast Guard volunteer Caitríona Lucas Volunteers This post contains videos

Bear Grylls pays tribute to late Coast Guard volunteer Caitríona Lucas

He said people like her are “unsung heroes”.

# volunteers - Sunday 14 August, 2016

Do you know these men? The Casino in Marino wants to recreate this 1940 photo of Dublin soldiers

The 83 men were photographed outside the Dublin landmark at a reunion

# volunteers - Sunday 27 March, 2016

Voices of 1916: 'Con was in love with Lucy - and would have married her if he had lived'

Elizabeth Colbert had not known how deeply involved her brother Con was with the rebels ahead of the Rising – but she knew that he harboured a secret love.

# volunteers - Monday 29 February, 2016

Water cannon used as Jungle camp gets bulldozed

Makeshift shacks were destroyed during the bulldozing.

# volunteers - Saturday 30 January, 2016

Pictures: Inside the surreal world of the migrant 'Jungle' at Calais

An entire society has sprung up on the outskirts of the French town, with the refugees living there making the most of the little that they have.

# volunteers - Saturday 9 January, 2016

Body found during massive search for missing man in Clare

Gardaí are not treating the death as suspicious.

# volunteers - Tuesday 22 December, 2015

Lifeboat crew rescues boat that lost power in gale force winds

The three people on board the boat had been carrying out work in the area.

# volunteers - Sunday 1 November, 2015

'They put a knife to my throat and told me I shouldn't be speaking on TV about gay men'

Mary Lawlor recounts the experiences of three frontline defenders and the most common dangers they face defending human rights.

# volunteers - Sunday 20 September, 2015

'I used to feel like crying but to get a window you can see out properly, it's like winning the Lotto'

Age Action is looking for volunteers to help with its Care and Repair programme.

# volunteers - Sunday 5 April, 2015

QUIZ: How well do you remember your school Easter Rising lessons?

Time to root out your history text books.

# volunteers - Monday 26 January, 2015

After six years (and help from Daniel Day Lewis), Wicklow hospice finally gets the go-ahead

It is hoped the hospice will be opened in 2017.

# volunteers - Friday 19 December, 2014

Six homeless people just got the keys to their new houses

It’s all thanks to ALONE.

# volunteers - Sunday 19 October, 2014

'On my way home I saw 7 people sleeping rough - I'm lucky'

Business, community and political figures slept rough for one night in aid of Focus Ireland.

# volunteers - Thursday 2 October, 2014

Demand on family resource centres increases by 50% despite funding cuts

Since 2008, FRCs have had their funding frozen and faced cuts every year.

# volunteers - 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.

# volunteers - Sunday 7 September, 2014

Sexual abuse victim: 'We can't fix another's pain, only witness it. Thank you for being my witness.'

The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre is currently recruiting for volunteers.

# volunteers - Saturday 5 July, 2014

Samaritans' volunteers will highlight their work at a location near you this summer

Calls increased by 20% in two months with the new free number 116 123.

# volunteers - Thursday 26 June, 2014

'We might need the stretcher for the reshuffle': €200,000 boost for mountain rescue teams SOS

'We might need the stretcher for the reshuffle': €200,000 boost for mountain rescue teams

Hands off the equipment lads, it’s well needed.

# volunteers - Sunday 15 June, 2014

From The42 2,000 medals later, the Special Olympics Ireland games draw to a close in Limerick Games This post contains videos This post contains images

2,000 medals later, the Special Olympics Ireland games draw to a close in Limerick

Over 1,500 athletes took part in the games in Limerick.

Iraqi security forces stage major counter-attack against militants

As many as 279 “terrorists” have been killed in the past 24 hours, security officials said.

# volunteers - Thursday 22 May, 2014

A woman who is nine months pregnant was sleeping rough in Dublin last night

ICHH says the homelessness situation in the capital is getting worse.

Parents of newborn baby thank Ireland after Irish-funded operation saves their son

Miroslava was at serious risk of dying from ‘Chernobyl Heart’.

# volunteers - Tuesday 29 April, 2014

US students volunteer to fix up Dublin women's refuge

The students worked with staff from the US Embassy in Dublin to give Rathmines Women’s Refuge a makeover.

# volunteers - Sunday 6 April, 2014

Two sailors rescued from their fast-sinking yacht off Wicklow coast

With help from a much larger vessel, volunteers managed to save the yacht as well, though it was almost below the surface when they took the two sailors from it.

# volunteers - Saturday 11 January, 2014

Niall Mellon: ‘I was left penniless with €1 and my young family’

In a radio interview today, Niall Mellon spoke about being found guilty of breach of the peace and his public drunkenness conviction.

# volunteers - Saturday 4 January, 2014

Waves damage Coast Guard station - while volunteers out helping others

There are over 20 volunteers working at the Doolin station, which was damaged by the floods overnight.

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