Check out our video from the volunteering in humanitarian aid event which showcased a photo exhibition of volunteers from Europe and the Global South engaged in humanitarian work. The evening afforded us the opportunity to hear from three incredible panel speakers about their experiences of volunteering in various refugee camps within Europe and alongside local volunteers during the Ebola response in Sierra Leonne.
So how in heavens did Comhlámh’s Áine Lynch and Ruth Powell find themselves discussing Volunteer Management in the capital city of Togo, at the beginning of May this year? How? Why? Áine is the key project officer with the European Union Aid Volunteer Initiative (EUAVI) and has been working with Comhlámh since January 2016. Her role is to share theory and practice with a
Our next video in our series of resources for education and health workers we hear from Richard Richard volunteered with Nurture Africa. As he began the application process, Richard asked some key fundamental questions around international volunteering. Do I have the experience and skills to bring to the role? He had the chance to teach new subjects and work with local teachers creating
Welcome to our new series of video resources tailored for people working in the health and education sectors thinking about volunteering overseas. Alex works with the Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel (EAPPI). He speaks about the role that volunteers play on providing practical solidarity with local children in the West Bank as well as being able to provide eye witness testimony
Since the beginning of January, Comhlámh has been working with partners across the EU and in Myanmar, Peru and Togo as part of the ‘European Volunteering for You’ (EV4U) project. Supported by the EU Aid Volunteers Initiative and led by La Guilde du Raid, the project will run until December 2018. The project represents an exciting opportunity to focus on improving sending and hosting
The Dympna Meaney Women’s Leadership Development Fund has made its first award of 2016 to Judith Ondara Judith is working with a Kenyan NGO, ‘Fruits of Hope and Development Initiative’ in Kissi. She works as a Programmes Officer and is in charge of Gender and Human Rights affairs. She coordinates training activities while also counselling women who are victims of gender violence and participates
Robin Hanan has a long assocation with Comhlámh, currently he is sitting on our board and ahead of tonight’s launch of the Dympna Meaney fund he shares some memories. It is commonplace to eulogise someone after they die, especially when they die young. In Dympna Meaney’s case, her death was made more tragic by thefact that she really was such an inspiration to so