As someone who works with volunteers, you will already have skills and experience that are incredibly valuable, and this handbook intends to enhance and ‘add value’ to the work you are already doing. As all volunteers are unique with their own needs and interests, and likewise as each Volunteer Sending Agency is unique as an organisation as well as the specific nature of volunteer
Photo: Conducting A Household Survey in Som Roung. Having graduated with a BSc International Development and Food Policy from University College Cork in 2012, Peter James Downey wanted to use his degree for something good. Here he talks about how he got involved in volunteering. However finding a job within the development sector in Ireland is difficult. So I turned my attention abroad and found
Inese Japina met up with Mary Quinlan – a founding member and the former Chair of Banúlacht. Banúlacht was a network of women working to promote awareness of the links between development issues that affect people locally and globally. They worked from a gender perspective which entailed analysing unequal effects of development on women and men. When and why was Banúlacht established? Banúlacht was established
Comhlámh’s head, Mark Cumming, talks quickly about our new look Focus magazine. I love this quote by Ricardo L. Morales; “If you give me a fish you have fed me for a day. If you teach me to fish then you have fed me…….until the river is contaminated or the shoreline seized for development. But if you teach me to organize then whatever the
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
From the perspective of a blind or partially sighted person, the thought of volunteering overseas might be a far-off pipe dream.