Visually Impaired Volunteers in Development

You are welcome to participate in the Visually Impaired Volunteers in Development (VIVID) seminar organised by Children in Crossfire and RNIB. The seminar will share the findings and host a discussion about including visually impaired volunteers in volunteering programmes. Children in Crossfire recently delivered a pilot project and documented their learning on engaging people with visual impairments in overseas volunteering opportunities in a detailed report.

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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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#FirstWedsDebates Kick Off Again On November 6th.

The First Wednesday Debates were a series of topical discussions on issues of global solidarity and development organised by Comhlámh a number of years ago. Given their success, we’ve been dying to get them back on the road again. We’re delighted to announce the first in a new line of them will take place next Wednesday at 7pm in the Twisted Pepper, 54 Middle Abbey

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Comhlamh’s First Wednesday Debates Returning Autumn 2013

The ‘First Wednesday Debates’ are a series of debates on the first Wednesday of each month in Dublin. They were initiated in October 2005 to mark our 30th anniversary year and we’re delighted to say that after a short absence they’re returning this Autumn. The debates/forums are an opportunity for the public to engage and discuss development issues and and usually result in informative

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Collecting Volunteer Stories

Have you volunteered overseas? Comhlámh is currently looking to document the stories of people who have worked overseas, to make more people aware of the amazing work volunteers from Ireland are involved in. If you fancy writing and sharing your story, drop us a short email at [email protected] and we’ll get back to you asap!


The Value of International Volunteering

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

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Invitation To Launch of Research Reports.

Comhlámh would like to invite you to the launch by Minister Joe Costello of two exciting new pieces of research on international volunteering that we have commissioned. The event will highlight the main findings from:  “New Evidence on Overseas Volunteering from Ireland and its Socio-Economic Impact in Ireland”, undertaken by Dr Pat McCloughan, PMCA Economic Consulting; and “Models of International Volunteering: Trends, Innovation and

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