Comhlámh was set up originally in 1975 to support development workers returning home and to promote greater understanding of development issues in Ireland. Today the support we provide to development workers and volunteers before, during and after overseas assignments is a core element of our work. Below you will find information about the kinds of support and information open to you, particularly if you are soon to return to Ireland or if you have recently arrived home.
We also actively promote the continued involvement of returned development workers and volunteers in working for a better world from Ireland and provide a range of information and opportunities for how you can get involved. Click on above "Get Involved Back Home" to find out more.
Returned development workers and volunteers refers to individuals who have worked overseas in a development or humanitarian capacity. It includes salaried development workers, volunteers, missionaries and human rights workers.