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Interested In Joining Our Pre-departure Training For Facilitators?

  This course will be run over 4 weeks on a modular basis of 2.5 hours per session. Participants can attend all sessions or those sessions of interest. It’s open to agencies that have signed up to our Code of Good Practice. What is covered? * Week 1: March 25th: Exploring Pre-departure and the role of the Volunteer * Week 2: April 1st: Intercultural

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A Day Devoted To Debriefing.

Pictured: Gemma Baker, Shane O’Connor, Grainne O’Neill and Therese O’Driscoll On a late September, autumnal day, a small number of Comhlamh Debriefers met for a “Caring for the Carers” course.  Gemma Baker recaps the day. It was an opportunity to spend some time reflecting on our role as Debriefers to Returned Development Workers, to share our experiences, challenges and to ensure we focus on our

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LinkedIn Dublin Opens Its Doors To NGOs.

Pictured: Back row, left to right: Rose Hennessy from Friends of Londinai, Emma Dwyer from Irish Rule of Law International, Ciara Close from The Umbrella Foundation, Kevin Murphy from Nurture Africa, Shannette Budhai from Comhlámh, Caroline O’Connor from UCDVO, from Colin Brennan from Viatores Christi, Anna Smith from Habitat for Humanity Ireland, John Close from Irish Aid. Front row, left to right: Tara McGrath from EIL

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Child Safeguarding—What does it mean to you?

Shannette Budhai and Róisín Boyle from Comhlámh recently attended a four-day course in International Child Safeguarding. Shannette reflects on the training. Last week, over the course of four days, 13 people had the opportunity to attend a certified four-day course in international child safeguarding. The training was expertly delivered by Alex Dressler from Keeping Children Safe. This was a useful and practical training that

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Capacitar: Nourishing individuals at the forefront of social activism.

Grainne O’Neill, Comhlamh’s Volunteer Engagement Officer Reflects on a weekend of Capacitar training. Saturday morning – sitting in a big airy room in All Hallows college, watching the tips of the trees moving outside and faintly hearing the birds chirping away. Day 1 of a year-long Capacitar course, starting as the rest of the weekend would continue, feeling relaxed and curious of what would

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