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'To hear a child say they feel listened to is powerful': What it's like being a Childline volunteer
The service, run by the ISPCC, is looking for new volunteers.
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'Homeless people are scared and worried': Soup runs fear HSE inspection will force them to close
Two volunteer soup runs received visits and letters from the HSE’s environmental health section in recent weeks.
Australian PM says volunteer firefighters from public sector will get paid leave
Nine people have been killed and more than 950 homes destroyed in the wildfires.
'A massive disappointment': Tech giant withdraws from Dublin community event following gunfire in area
A lone gunman opened fire outside a school in the area on Tuesday.
Woman who took domestic abuse survivors into her home receives volunteering award
Mary Fitzgerald founded Clare Haven Services.
Domestic violence, financial demands and pressure: Barrister on giving free legal advice
“I often leave feeling very sorry for someone, but litigation isn’t nice.”
'I didn't want to know how chaotic it was going to be... If I had, maybe I wouldn't have gone'
John Reilly talks to after his trip to Mosul directly after the siege.
Volunteers wanted to help spot crabs on Irish coasts
What you spot will be recorded as part of an EU-wide programme Sea Change.
Appeal for volunteers to help make hospitals happier places for sick children
If you’re cheerful, reliable and have just two or three hours to spare a week, this might be for you.
'Irish people have a hunger to make a difference in the world'
28 ‘global citizens’ are being honoured in Dublin today.
'When I wasn't taking a beating from my old man, I was taking a beating from my brother'
At a recent launch a young man spoke about growing up with abuse.
'She was a lovely person': Tributes to Mayo woman who died after becoming ill on flight
The 30-year-old woman was on a flight home from a holiday with her fiancé.
Irish people are the third most generous in Europe
A study has found that three out of five Irish people helped a stranger in the last month.
Everyone has a skill to share, even if they don't shout about it... why not volunteer?
A growing number of employers consider volunteer work equally as valuable as paid work experience.
Woman helping homeless people at GPO has hot tea thrown in her face
A man has been arrested following the assault.
Papal volunteer dies in storm as Pope Francis visits Philippines
Bad weather forced him to cut his trip short.
Opinion: Ireland has a long tradition of volunteering, we should continue to build on it
Solidarity with our fellow global citizens is critical to embracing the global development challenges of the 21st century.
On the Frontline: Meet the people who help the homeless
We speak to the people who work on the frontline of homelessness.
Fair play: Taxi drivers are throwing a huge party for 850 kids with special needs
Last year, organisers had struggled to get enough drivers involved but this year is going to be bigger and better than ever.
British Ebola victim discharged from hospital following experimental treatment
William Pooley had been treated at Britain’s isolation unit secure enough for Ebola patients.
Could you be the first point of contact for a child who wants to talk?
The ISPCC is looking for volunteers for its Childline service.
Opinion: The GAA and Samaritans both have an ethos of giving rather than taking
A Samaritans volunteer and GAA member writes about the people-centred spirit at the heart of both organisations.
'I take one less slice of bread for lunch' - how Irish children deal with recession
Last week Childline said its service deals not just with abuse children, but with children who are worried about the recession and how it’s impacted on their families.
Richard Cahill: 'Volunteer and community groups held this country together during austerity'
This Ireland South candidate in the European elections is hoping to reinforce at EU level the importance of volunteer work.
Column: I volunteer with Samaritans every Christmas. Here's why...
Sometimes people call Samaritans at Christmas who might never normally do so. It could be the first Christmas they are bereaved, the could feel isolated, or they could have major money worries. We’re there to listen.
US students come together to transform Dublin youth centre
Notre Dame students gave a facelift to a youth centre on Dublin’s Cork Street.
Overseas volunteers worth €10 million and almost 500 jobs to Irish economy — report
Two reports released today detail the scale of work by Irish volunteers overseas and suggest public support is still strong for such activities.
Minister encourages retired public servants ‘twiddling their thumbs’ to volunteer abroad
Minister of State Joe Costello told that his department plans to launch a new civilian volunteer corps later this year.
Here's how you can go to Electric Picnic for free
…and it doesn’t involve cycling.
Volunteer killed by lion at California zoo
The victim has been identified as 24-year-old Dianna Hanson.
Careers clinic: A spell of volunteering can transform your job skills
As survey finds that one in five people who take a break to volunteer abroad end up changing careers, two volunteers speak about their ‘transformative’ experiences.
Swimmers brave the sea to raise money for Ballycotton Lifeboat
Up to 20 brave swimmers took to the water to raise funds for the volunteer-run lifeboat service.
Lives of Irish soldiers unveiled in newly published records
The records have been published as part of a newly-digitised collection of those pensioned from the British army by the Royal Hospital Kilmainham.
Blood Bikers zoom in to help patients in the West
The bikers work as an emergency rider voluntary service that transports blood, patient records and other urgently-needed items between hospitals in the Western region.
Man's lucky escape as rescue services spot river fall
Boyne Fishermen’s Rescue and Recovery had been checking their equipment just across from spot where man fell into Boyne and rescued him within minutes.
Column: How helping others makes you happier AND healthier
Volunteering has increased dramatically in the recession. Anna Lee describes how anybody can be a volunteer – and it might even do you good.
Column: Here’s why we need Hireland – and why it will work
Co-founder of jobs creation initiative Gerard O’Neill on why he and his friends wanted the national conversation to turn to job creation – not job losses.