The last year has been a challenging yet invigorating one; membership engagement is more important than ever, so that we can continue to support global solidarity, good practice in international volunteering, and critical reflection, education and action on global justice issues from Ireland.
Please drop us a line and confirm your attendance by contacting Susan Collins (email@example.com
or 01- 478 3490) before May 16th. Becoming a member
and participating is easy. Click here
for more info.
8.15 - 9.15 - Discussion on Comhlámh's Trade Justice Work
If you want to propose a motion to the AGM, please forward it to firstname.lastname@example.org
by 1pm on Thursday May 16th.
Get more Involved - Join our Board
Interested in doing more to support the work of Comhlámh? We are always in need of committed, experienced, dynamic and skilled people to join our board. You can run for election to the board by filling in a nomination form (available to download here
) and returning it to email@example.com
by 1pm on Thursday, May 16th. You will need to be proposed and seconded by other Comhlámh members. Elections will take place at the AGM.
AGM documents will be circulated electronically closer to the date (when registering, please include your current email address), with hard copies available on the day.
Do come and join us for this important event and for the fun and socialising afterwards!
Next Meeting: Volunteer Charter Discussion 6.30 - 8pm, May 28
We are looking for new members to join our Options and Issues group! Our next project is to revise the Volunteer Charter, animate it and make it more engaging and reflective for volunteers. We would appreciate input and suggestions from those of you who are well versed in the Principles of the Code of Good Practice, such as volunteer sending organisations, prospective and returned volunteers, development education practitioners and anyone interested in development, social justice and volunteering issues. Our next meeting will be held on Tuesday, 28th May from 6.30pm to 8pm at the Comhlámh office. For more information, please call 01 4783490 or email Roisin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteering Overseas Pre-departure Training June 8
Comhlámh will deliver pre-departure training for prospective volunteers about volunteering overseas for global development (both short-term and long-term). The training is open to volunteers from all sending organisations who have not received pre-departure or intercultural training from their organisation. This participatory one-day workshop will allow participants to explore important issues in volunteering for global development:
• An introduction to key themes in global development
• Exploring the role of the volunteer
• Considering your motivations for volunteering overseas
• Exploring key volunteer attributes and skills
• Encountering difference: volunteering in an intercultural setting
• Considering the Use of Images and Messages in Development
The workshop will be held on Saturday, 8th June at the Irish Aid Centre from 10 am to 4 pm. It costs €15 for Comhlámh members/student or unwaged or €25 for non-members and waged. Lunch, tea and coffee will be provided. Please contact Susan for any enquiries by email email@example.com
or call 01 4783490.
Creative Writing Workshop for Returned Volunteers & Development Workers
Have you lived and worked in the "Global South"? Do you have stories to tell? This workshop is an opportunity to mine the rich veins of your memory under the guidance of a trained AWA writing group leader.
22nd June from 10am to 4pm
Where: The Irish Aid Volunteering Centre, 31 Upper O'Connell Street, Dublin
Cost: €75, early payment concession €65 if payment received 7 days in advance.
to learn more about the workshop and payment options, visit www.monicacorish.ie
or contact Monica Corish at 087-6414185 for further information.
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