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Wednesday 1 February 2023 Dublin: 10°C

# volunteering

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# watching from honduras
Football is a universal language: A Champions League final experience like no other
Emma Duffy remembers watching the 2018 Champions League final while volunteering in Honduras.
# Coronavirus
Volunteers wanted for Covid-19 test centres and other voluntary organisations
Minister Ring said its time for everyone to ‘put on the green jersey’ and volunteer.
# give a helping hand
Here are some practical ways you can help homeless people this Christmas and New Year
It can be as simple as treating someone with empathy when they approach you in the street.
# Your Say
Poll: Should it be compulsory for Irish teens to spend a year helping others?
Could a State-run programme like this work in Ireland?
# volunteering
'The kid who's helping others, is not the kid who's terrorising their neighbour'
Should it be compulsory for young people to volunteer for a year? There are pros and cons.
# Pope Visit
Mascots, bakers, and ironing mammies: here's what the 13,000 papal visit volunteers will be up to
It’s the first time a Pontiff will visit Ireland in over four decades, and thousands are needed to keep the show running.
# Global Citizen Award
'Irish people are very generous, partly because of the effect the Famine had on us'
Éamonn Meehan, Trócaire’s Executive Director, on why thinking globally is more important than ever in 2018.
# Global Citizen Award
'Irish people have a hunger to make a difference in the world'
28 ‘global citizens’ are being honoured in Dublin today.
# Change generation
Students: Be productive and make the most of your breaks from college
It’s not all about binging on box-sets: this is the time to feather your CV for future employers.
# volunteering
Advocaat agrees to work for free at Van Bronckhorst's Feyenoord
The former Netherlands boss has been out of work since leaving Sunderland in October.
This 76-year-old began volunteering with the elderly when he retired
We spoke with a volunteer and user of Alone’s services.
# Full Circle
This man overcame cancer as a teenager and now helps others who are diagnosed
“The volunteers were so great that I always had it in my head that I wanted to help out, I wanted to put something back.”
# Help
Just how much of an impact do volunteers have on the communities they help?
A new study has looked at this in detail.
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.
# that sounds interesting
Got a very particular set of skills? The Rapid Response Corps is looking for new recruits
Got up to six months to spare? Willing to be sent to the middle of an “armed conflict situation”? Wait … come back.
Opinion: Is it any wonder protests turn nasty when they make fools out of those who believe?
Like many, events of last week and last weekend have shaken my certainty in Irish democracy. The wicked go unpunished and the good go unrewarded.
# VolOps
Finding out about volunteering overseas just got a hell of a lot easier thanks to a new hashtag
The Irish Aid volunteering fair is on in Dublin Castle today.
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.
Column: The five steps to emotional well-being
Positive mental health is a journey – sometimes enlightening, sometimes challenging, but most definitely worthwhile.
# Hope
Homeless volunteer: 'You get to meet people who've come through the worst, it's a great experience.'
There are many homeless charities across the country who need volunteers to help them in their work.
# homeless ireland
Getting on the bus: Recovered addicts returning to help those still suffering visit the ‘No Bucks Café’ on their nighttime service.
# homeless ireland
Retired, isolated and lonely: Volunteering with homeless can be 'life-giving'
Volunteering is a two-way street for wet hostel worker Brian Molloy.
# volunteering
This 16-year-old saved her mum's life thanks to her cadet training
Eimear Morrin is a cadet with the Order of Malta.
# children in hospital ireland
This charity wants to make a child's stay in hospital more bearable
Volunteers with Children in Hospital Ireland help hospitals with play schemes, allowing the children a chance to play.
# volunteering
'He was talking about never seeing his unborn child when we rescued him': Volunteering with the RNLI
Brendan Copeland has been with the RNLI for 24 years, he spoke to about his experiences.
# Support
Could you help someone who is experiencing depression?
Aware is a support service for people dealing with depression, it’s looking for volunteers.
# Support
'There's a little boy or girl in your community who's going to bed cold or going to school hungry'
Barnardos says that ‘without the generosity of volunteers we would not be able to reach the children who need our support’.
# Support
Could you give a puppy a loving home for a year before it becomes a guide dog?
Retired people and families with children generally provide good foster homes for puppies.
Opinion: Volunteering isn't hard, you can just sit and have tea with someone
You would think my friend and I have nothing at all in common, and yet our friendship means so much.
# Support
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: Young people are not 'apathetic' - we prioritise the collective good
We have a political culture in this country that is morally bankrupt and young people are uncomfortable in propping up a system that is unsuited to the purpose intended.
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.
# Oireachtas agenda
How important is alcohol to Irish agriculture?
Representatives from the Drinks Industry Group of Ireland will be visiting Leinster House today to discuss the issue.
PJ Gallagher: 'You live more in five minutes on a bike than most people do in a lifetime'
Telling jokes to buy bikes and riding bikes to save lives – Comedian PJ Gallagher on finding a passion for volunteering.
Column: How my trip to a children's mental asylum in Belarus made me proud to be Irish
A trip volunteering at a children’s asylum in Belarus showed me the harsh reality for many children affected by the Chernobyl disaster but it also let me see the hope that Irish people have brought to their lives, writes Cliódhna Russell.
# Quality of Life
How is Ireland feeling? Europe-wide survey looks at loneliness, health, and chores
We don’t have much faith in our health care system… but we feel healthy.
# volunteering
Ireland is the most generous country in Europe, says World Giving Index
Ireland has scored a hat-trick after being ranked the most generous in Europe three years in row.
# volunteering
Costello launches initiative to encourage retired public servants to volunteer
An online register is being set up to match the skills of volunteers to the needs of the countries and communities.
# sponsored by VSO
Have you got what it takes to volunteer abroad?
You could surprise yourself – and make a real difference.
# comhlámh
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.