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We Just Met Several Start Up Volunteer Sending Agencies.

Shannette Budhai, Volunteering Quality Project Officer at Comhlámh reflects on yesterday’s meeting with several start-up volunteer sending agencies (VSAs). There was no need for introductions. The group—small but eager—organically formed and began talking amongst themselves, even before I set foot inside the room. As I made coffee and tea in our kitchenette, my attention was drawn towards the excited chatter in the room. There

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Reflections from Riga

Photos: Attendees from across Europe engaging in conversation on Global Education Shannette, Volunteer Quality Project Officer at Comhlámh shares her thoughts on a recent trip to Riga, Latvia. I really value the opportunity I had to attend the “Young Europeans for Global Development Conference” in Riga, Latvia where approximately thirty young people spoke about “Best practices in mainstreaming global education into nonformal learning”. The

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#IVD13: Global Citizens

We are hosting our annual celebration of International Volunteer Day on December 5th in recognition of the contribution of overseas volunteers to global development. This year the focus will primarily be on celebrating the work accomplished by returned volunteers. International Volunteer Day (IVD) is an international observance designated by the United Nations since 1985. It offers an opportunity for volunteer organizations and individual volunteers

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