European Union Aid Volunteers

Our “EV4U” project has kicked off!

Since the beginning of January, Comhlámh has been working with partners across the EU and in Myanmar, Peru and Togo as part of the ‘European Volunteering for You’ (EV4U) project. Supported by the EU Aid Volunteers Initiative and led by La Guilde du Raid, the project will run until December 2018.  The project represents an exciting opportunity to focus on improving sending and hosting

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Are we Creole enough? Discussing about multicultural collaboration..

One of the undoubted richness of the VolinHA-HO consortium is the knowledge that each partner has in sending and hosting international volunteers. Creating positive working placements for international volunteers is, indeed, an asset to facilitate the collaboration on the field and to guarantee the ownership of the results in Cooperation development as well as in Humanitarian Aid projects focusing on preparedness, response and in

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After one year as a volunteer, Stella looks back on her experience: Enthusiasm, pride and appreciation

Feelings which derive from the realization that the greatest achievements become true only through working together and in solidarity. -Stella Elmatzoglou Stella Elmatzoglou from Action Aid writes about her experience of the EUAVI over the past year and how she and her organisation have developed. Action Aid are one of Comhlámh partner organisations in the Volunteering in Humanitarian Aid in the technical assistance consortium. Enthusiasm.

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VolinHA – Civic Service Volunteer Meeting, Paris – ‘Greeting the Newbies and a fond Farewell to the oldies’

Charlotte Toner reports back from the VolinHA Civic Service Volunteer Meeting in Paris.     December 2016, what a beautiful time to be in Paris. We even have the opportunity to visit some of the city’s famous Christmas markets. However, the purpose of the visit was not about Christmas markets and touring but a very special meeting/handover between new and old Civil Service Volunteers

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My time in Tanzania: Siofra Herr

Siofra Herr writes about her experiences of Volunteering with UCDVO and taking part in the Comhlámh ‘What Next’ course. On the 17th of June this year,   myself and eighteen other volunteers embarked on a four week volunteering project teaching computers and English in Morogoro Tanzania. The volunteering programme was run by UCDVO in partnership with TanzEd and Camara Education, and we, the volunteers,

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Bangladesh and EU Aid Volunteers

“Our trip would involve meeting national and local counterparts to understand volunteering dynamics in the country”   Aine Lynch, Comhlámh. Our trip would involve meeting national and local counterparts to understand volunteering dynamics in the country, visit ongoing Action Aid projects see existing efforts that are being carried out in terms of emergency response the conditions and suitability for possibly hosting EU Aid volunteers

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