Events

Oct First Weds. What direction for international volunteering?

Following on from the Volunteering Fair, join us for an evening debate on the nature, role and place of international volunteering for development.   The issues around volunteering are complex. Indeed what we mean by the term “volunteering” depends on political philosophy and our underpinning ideas of change. Thus volunteering is used to describe a range of activities, from supporting public authorities to deliver

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Irish Aid Volunteer Fair 2016.

Irish Aid Volunteering Fair 2016 – Be Part of the Picture! #IrishAidVolFair @Irish_Aid @Comhlamh #VolOps This year’s Irish Aid Volunteering Fair will take place at the Printworks in Dublin Castle, from 11.00am – 5.00pm on Saturday 01 October 2016. 35 volunteer sending agencies and other organisations will have stands to showcase their overseas projects and answer your questions about the realities of volunteering and

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May #FirstWeds : “What does migrant solidarity look like”

We are delighted to be able to confirm the following panel for next Wednesdays #FirstWeds discussion. Neltah Chadamoyo Neltah is Public Engagement Officer for (and previous chair of) the Africa Centre. She has worked as Group Coordinator with Amnesty International Ireland Zimbabwe Group. She has researched how political parties in Ireland have engaged with migrants and experience of how (or not) migrants are represented

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A Shamrock Appeal to celebrate and build peace

Pictured: Barbara Sanga, 22 years old, is working actively with women in her community as Head of Programmes of the local peace committee in the 5th arrondissement, Bangui.Photo Credit and permission to use from Conciliation Resources / Tamanna Kalhar. Bobby Lambert is a Comhlámh member and writes here about a new initiative to promote peace and reduce violence. St Patrick’s Day is one of the

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Tearing up the Earth

Pictured here: People who attended Comhlámh’s “Tearing Up The Earth – Film Showing of ‘Open Pit” event earlier this month.  Maria McCloskey, a member of the Comhlámh Belfast group, writes about the recent film showing and campaign meeting that took place in Belfast. On Thursday 4th February 2016 a small group of concerned, or at least curious, individuals gathered in a room in Belfast

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Join Comhlámh In The Irish Launch of 2015 UN Volunteers State of the World’s Volunteerism Report.

  We would like to invite you to the Oak Room of the Mansion House on 12 November for the Irish launch of the United Nations Volunteering State of the World’s Volunteerism Report, from 2.30pm – 4.30pm.   The UNV report, titled “Transforming Governance” is the first global review of the power of volunteer voices to help improve the way people are governed.  The

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#Focus97 Is Back From Print.

Focus Magazine is Ireland’s leading magazine on global development issues and is produced and edited by one of our Comhlámh member groups, it reflects the range of interests and hot topics being discussed by our members. The latest edition just arrived back form the printers. Here’s a list of the range of content covered: A photographer shares her experiences of using her art form

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The Story Of A Learning Journal

r Clare Mullaniff writes about the launch of our new learning journal for volunteers which took place last week. In February 2013 the journey began. Comhlamh’s volunteer and developmental education committee, along with the original creative workings of Ursel Biester, had an idea that would go on to change the face of volunteer reflection and self-development in Ireland.   An idea to fabricate a journal

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They Swapped Til They Dropped.

The Volunteering and Development Education committee organised a ‘Swap til you Drop’ event in Cork last month, in order to swap clothes, share messages of sustainability and to raise funds for a Learning Journal for volunteers. The event saw 100 people from Cork attend, armed with bags of clothes and congregating around hangers tagged with quotes and info about the clothing industry. Siobhán Hughes

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Interested In Picking Up Skills In Dev Ed? Then Sign Up Here.

Want to learn about global development while developing group facilitation skills? Well, we have a few last minute openings for this Skills in Dev Ed course will help you do just that. Sign ups are open now. The course runs from the 20th of up to Tuesday 3rd March. Skills in Development Education is a participatory course, comprising of eight evening modules and a one day practical

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