Today at the Global Diaspora and Development Forum hosted by UCD Clinton Institute in association with Irish Aid and Diaspora Matters Comhlámh launched a new discussion paper on Diaspora volunteering. Presenting the paper at the Forum Comhlámh’s Research and Policy Officer, Siobán O’Brien Green, outlined the benefits of involving diaspora communities in international volunteering from Ireland. She also discussed data on this form of
Pictured: Minister Sean Sherlock with Sioban O’Brien Green and Mark Cumming of Comhlámh. Today the launch of Comhlámh’s latest research report took place at the Chester Beatty Library in Dublin Castle. This new research report is based on quantitative data emerging from an online survey issued to volunteer sending agencies (VSAs) in Ireland. The new report presents an up-to-date picture of the state of VSAs
You are invited to attend the launch of a new research report by Comhlámh based on quantitative data emerging from an online survey issued to volunteer sending agencies (VSAs) in Ireland. This is an exciting opportunity to learn more about online volunteering, to discover how it can benefit both VSAs and volunteers and to hear Jayne speak in Ireland for the first time on
Fulya Ozkul, who has experience in large books shops in Canada and Belgium, guided the re-organisation of our library. Work began in April 2014 in the new Marius Schoon Members Room to organise and begin to archive almost thirty nine years of Comhlamh’s many resources and publications in advance of the May 1st Open House night. Siobhan O’Brien Green reports on the progress to date.
Comhlámh are currently carrying out a survey of volunteer sending agencies in Ireland building on previous research commissioned in 2012. The purpose of the annual survey is to collect comparable data each and every year on overseas volunteering to build a sound evidence base and discover trends in overseas volunteering from Ireland. Last year by examining data from 2012 submitted from volunteer sending across
Minister Joe Costello To Launch Two New Reports Examining The Socio-Economic Impact of Overseas Development and Identify Emerging Trends In The Sector. International volunteering is a key feature of the globalised world with roots going right back to the activities of missionaries looking to spread their faith. Today it’s an increasingly diverse field, with an emphasis firmly on partnership in development, intercultural learning and