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From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should it be compulsory for Irish teens to spend a year helping others? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should it be compulsory for Irish teens to spend a year helping others?

Could a State-run programme like this work in Ireland?

From TheJournal.ie 'The kid who's helping others, is not the kid who's terrorising their neighbour' 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.

From TheJournal.ie Mascots, bakers, and ironing mammies: here's what the 13,000 papal visit volunteers will be up to 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.

From TheJournal.ie 'Irish people are very generous, partly because of the effect the Famine had on us' 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.

From TheJournal.ie 'Irish people have a hunger to make a difference in the world' Global Citizen Award

'Irish people have a hunger to make a difference in the world'

28 ‘global citizens’ are being honoured in Dublin today.

From TheJournal.ie Students: Be productive and make the most of your breaks from college Change Generation This post contains videos

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.

From The42 Advocaat agrees to work for free at Van Bronckhorst's Feyenoord 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.

From TheJournal.ie This 76-year-old began volunteering with the elderly when he retired ALONE

This 76-year-old began volunteering with the elderly when he retired

We spoke with a volunteer and user of Alone’s services.

From TheJournal.ie This man overcame cancer as a teenager and now helps others who are diagnosed 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.”

From TheJournal.ie Just how much of an impact do volunteers have on the communities they help? Help

Just how much of an impact do volunteers have on the communities they help?

A new study has looked at this in detail.

From TheJournal.ie Everyone has a skill to share, even if they don't shout about it... why not volunteer? Opinion

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.

From TheJournal.ie Got a very particular set of skills? The Rapid Response Corps is looking for new recruits 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.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Is it any wonder protests turn nasty when they make fools out of those who believe? Democracy

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.

From TheJournal.ie Finding out about volunteering overseas just got a hell of a lot easier thanks to a new hashtag 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.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Ireland has a long tradition of volunteering, we should continue to build on it Solidarity

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.

From TheJournal.ie Column: The five steps to emotional well-being Being Human

Column: The five steps to emotional well-being

Positive mental health is a journey – sometimes enlightening, sometimes challenging, but most definitely worthwhile.

From TheJournal.ie Homeless volunteer: 'You get to meet people who've come through the worst, it's a great experience.' 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.

From TheJournal.ie Getting on the bus: Recovered addicts returning to help those still suffering Homeless Ireland

Getting on the bus: Recovered addicts returning to help those still suffering

TheJournal.ie visit the ‘No Bucks Café’ on their nighttime service.

From TheJournal.ie Retired, isolated and lonely: Volunteering with homeless can be 'life-giving' 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.

From TheJournal.ie This 16-year-old saved her mum's life thanks to her cadet training 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.

From TheJournal.ie This charity wants to make a child's stay in hospital more bearable 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.

From TheJournal.ie 'He was talking about never seeing his unborn child when we rescued him': Volunteering with the RNLI 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 TheJournal.ie about his experiences.

From TheJournal.ie Could you help someone who is experiencing depression? Support

Could you help someone who is experiencing depression?

Aware is a support service for people dealing with depression, it’s looking for volunteers.

From TheJournal.ie 'There's a little boy or girl in your community who's going to bed cold or going to school hungry' 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’.

From TheJournal.ie Could you give a puppy a loving home for a year before it becomes a guide dog? 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.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Volunteering isn't hard, you can just sit and have tea with someone Friendship

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.

From TheJournal.ie Could you be the first point of contact for a child who wants to talk? 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.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Young people are not 'apathetic' - we prioritise the collective good Apathy And Empathy

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.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: The GAA and Samaritans both have an ethos of giving rather than taking Community

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.

From TheJournal.ie How important is alcohol to Irish agriculture? 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.

From TheJournal.ie PJ Gallagher: 'You live more in five minutes on a bike than most people do in a lifetime' Volunteering

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.

From TheJournal.ie Column: How my trip to a children's mental asylum in Belarus made me proud to be Irish Institutionalised

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.

From TheJournal.ie How is Ireland feeling? Europe-wide survey looks at loneliness, health, and chores 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.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland is the most generous country in Europe, says World Giving Index 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.

From TheJournal.ie Costello launches initiative to encourage retired public servants to volunteer 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.

From TheJournal.ie Have you got what it takes to volunteer abroad? Sponsored By VSO

Have you got what it takes to volunteer abroad?

You could surprise yourself – and make a real difference.

From TheJournal.ie Overseas volunteers worth €10 million and almost 500 jobs to Irish economy — report 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.

From TheJournal.ie Minister encourages retired public servants ‘twiddling their thumbs’ to volunteer abroad Volunteering

Minister encourages retired public servants ‘twiddling their thumbs’ to volunteer abroad

Minister of State Joe Costello told TheJournal.ie that his department plans to launch a new civilian volunteer corps later this year.

From TheJournal.ie “You’re the only one who’s fully there for them” – Volunteering with the Rape Crisis Centre Helpline

“You’re the only one who’s fully there for them” – Volunteering with the Rape Crisis Centre

In an interview with TheJournal.ie, volunteer co-ordinator Mairead Mallon says that they are looking at how to involve more men in the volunteering process.

From TheJournal.ie Column: In Ethiopia, ordinary Irish people doing extraordinary things in difficult circumstances Opinion

Column: In Ethiopia, ordinary Irish people doing extraordinary things in difficult circumstances

National Volunteering Week ends today. Here Donnacha Maguire, who is in Ethiopia, tells us about some of the work being done by Irish volunteers in the country.

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