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Avoiding The Pitfalls Of Voluntourism.

Pictured above: Comhlámh launched #VolOps at last year’s Irish Aid Fair as a means to find suitable volunteering positions. Travel writer Manchán Magan joined George Hook on his regular Tuesday Travel Slot (20 January, 2015) for a lively discussion on overseas volunteering – just the topic to beat the January blues.  Hilary Minch is our Information and Support Officer and blogged this response to

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#VolOps Newsletter Targeting Health Professionals.

Pictured: Medical students Benedict Lunguya and N Bibie talk to VSO volunteer Michael O’Donovan (physician, internal medicine) at the Ifakara Health Project in Tanzania. Photo: Tim Maynard, VSO. Dr Niall Comhlámh has produced a special newsletter targeting health sector professionals under the auspices of our #VolOps Project. Beth Connelly, a VSO midwife trainer at Holy Mission Hospital in Malawi shares her experiences of volunteering

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Come Along To Our Official #VolOps Launch At The Irish Aid Fair.

  Comhlámh is delighted to announce that #VolOps will be launched by Minister of State Sean Sherlock on October 11th, as part of Irish Aid’s annual Volunteer Fair. #VolOps is a new portal for international volunteering that uses elements of LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter. It has been developed by Comhlámh to promote the sharing of responsible volunteering options through a range of social media

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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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