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Football is a universal language: A Champions League final experience like no other
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Football is a universal language: A Champions League final experience like no other

May 30th 2020, 7:30 AM 3,074 Views 1 Comment

Emma Duffy remembers watching the 2018 Champions League final while volunteering in Honduras.

Volunteers wanted for Covid-19 test centres and other voluntary organisations
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Volunteers wanted for Covid-19 test centres and other voluntary organisations

Mar 20th 2020, 8:00 PM 78,192 Views 59 Comments

Minister Ring said its time for everyone to ‘put on the green jersey’ and volunteer.

Here are some practical ways you can help homeless people this Christmas and New Year
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Here are some practical ways you can help homeless people this Christmas and New Year

Dec 22nd 2019, 6:00 AM 20,130 Views 16 Comments

It can be as simple as treating someone with empathy when they approach you in the street.

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

Jul 11th 2019, 9:30 AM 42,572 Views 90 Comments

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

'The kid who's helping others, is not the kid who's terrorising their neighbour'
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'The kid who's helping others, is not the kid who's terrorising their neighbour'

Jul 10th 2019, 8:30 PM 12,944 Views 13 Comments

Should it be compulsory for young people to volunteer for a year? There are pros and cons.

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

Aug 18th 2018, 9:00 PM 19,669 Views 52 Comments

It’s the first time a Pontiff will visit Ireland in over four decades, and thousands are needed to keep the show running.

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

May 19th 2018, 7:30 AM 9,428 Views 9 Comments

Éamonn Meehan, Trócaire’s Executive Director, on why thinking globally is more important than ever in 2018.

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

Apr 8th 2017, 8:45 AM 8,113 Views 5 Comments

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

Students: Be productive and make the most of your breaks from college
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Students: Be productive and make the most of your breaks from college

Sep 28th 2016, 11:00 AM 10,750 Views 8 Comments

It’s not all about binging on box-sets: this is the time to feather your CV for future employers.

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

Feb 16th 2016, 7:31 PM 7,965 Views 4 Comments

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

Dec 22nd 2015, 7:30 AM 15,048 Views 6 Comments

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

This man overcame cancer as a teenager and now helps others who are diagnosed
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This man overcame cancer as a teenager and now helps others who are diagnosed

Oct 31st 2015, 8:15 PM 13,028 Views 7 Comments

“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.”

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

Jun 2nd 2015, 6:10 AM 9,238 Views 32 Comments

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

May 11th 2015, 4:35 PM 302 Views 8 Comments

A growing number of employers consider volunteer work equally as valuable as paid work experience.

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

Mar 23rd 2015, 6:35 PM 25,570 Views 24 Comments

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?
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Opinion: Is it any wonder protests turn nasty when they make fools out of those who believe?

Nov 20th 2014, 8:00 AM 40 Views 73 Comments

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.

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

Oct 11th 2014, 9:05 AM 5,516 Views 1 Comment

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
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Opinion: Ireland has a long tradition of volunteering, we should continue to build on it

Oct 9th 2014, 8:00 PM 85 Views 15 Comments

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
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Column: The five steps to emotional well-being

Oct 5th 2014, 7:30 PM 988 Views 20 Comments

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

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

Oct 5th 2014, 4:30 PM 8,413 Views 3 Comments

There are many homeless charities across the country who need volunteers to help them in their work.

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

Oct 4th 2014, 9:00 PM 19,660 Views 21 Comments

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

Retired, isolated and lonely: Volunteering with homeless can be 'life-giving'
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Retired, isolated and lonely: Volunteering with homeless can be 'life-giving'

Sep 30th 2014, 6:15 AM 3,354 Views 5 Comments

Volunteering is a two-way street for wet hostel worker Brian Molloy.

This 16-year-old saved her mum's life thanks to her cadet training
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This 16-year-old saved her mum's life thanks to her cadet training

Sep 28th 2014, 4:00 PM 21,875 Views 10 Comments

Eimear Morrin is a cadet with the Order of Malta.

This charity wants to make a child's stay in hospital more bearable
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This charity wants to make a child's stay in hospital more bearable

Sep 27th 2014, 4:00 PM 9,814 Views 6 Comments

Volunteers with Children in Hospital Ireland help hospitals with play schemes, allowing the children a chance to play.

'He was talking about never seeing his unborn child when we rescued him': Volunteering with the RNLI
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'He was talking about never seeing his unborn child when we rescued him': Volunteering with the RNLI

Sep 21st 2014, 3:00 PM 16,447 Views 5 Comments

Brendan Copeland has been with the RNLI for 24 years, he spoke to TheJournal.ie about his experiences.

Could you help someone who is experiencing depression?
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Could you help someone who is experiencing depression?

Sep 14th 2014, 4:30 PM 15,603 Views 43 Comments

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

'There's a little boy or girl in your community who's going to bed cold or going to school hungry'
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'There's a little boy or girl in your community who's going to bed cold or going to school hungry'

Aug 31st 2014, 4:30 PM 9,690 Views 35 Comments

Barnardos says that ‘without the generosity of volunteers we would not be able to reach the children who need our support’.

Could you give a puppy a loving home for a year before it becomes a guide dog?
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Could you give a puppy a loving home for a year before it becomes a guide dog?

Aug 24th 2014, 4:30 PM 21,980 Views 13 Comments

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
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Opinion: Volunteering isn't hard, you can just sit and have tea with someone

Aug 17th 2014, 8:30 AM 48 Views 18 Comments

You would think my friend and I have nothing at all in common, and yet our friendship means so much.

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

Aug 10th 2014, 4:00 PM 17,034 Views 14 Comments

The ISPCC is looking for volunteers for its Childline service.

Opinion: Young people are not 'apathetic' - we prioritise the collective good
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Opinion: Young people are not 'apathetic' - we prioritise the collective good

Jul 24th 2014, 7:30 PM 1,107 Views 32 Comments

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
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Opinion: The GAA and Samaritans both have an ethos of giving rather than taking

Jul 15th 2014, 8:00 AM 116 Views 32 Comments

A Samaritans volunteer and GAA member writes about the people-centred spirit at the heart of both organisations.

How important is alcohol to Irish agriculture?
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How important is alcohol to Irish agriculture?

Jun 24th 2014, 9:00 AM 8,196 Views 8 Comments

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'
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PJ Gallagher: 'You live more in five minutes on a bike than most people do in a lifetime'

May 12th 2014, 7:00 AM 583 Views 41 Comments

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
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Column: How my trip to a children's mental asylum in Belarus made me proud to be Irish

Mar 18th 2014, 7:30 PM 10,892 Views 40 Comments

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.

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

Feb 2nd 2014, 7:45 AM 20,166 Views 29 Comments

We don’t have much faith in our health care system… but we feel healthy.

Ireland is the most generous country in Europe, says World Giving Index
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Ireland is the most generous country in Europe, says World Giving Index

Dec 3rd 2013, 7:45 AM 12,617 Views 59 Comments

Ireland has scored a hat-trick after being ranked the most generous in Europe three years in row.

Costello launches initiative to encourage retired public servants to volunteer
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Costello launches initiative to encourage retired public servants to volunteer

Oct 12th 2013, 4:39 PM 5,340 Views 39 Comments

An online register is being set up to match the skills of volunteers to the needs of the countries and communities.

Have you got what it takes to volunteer abroad?
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Have you got what it takes to volunteer abroad?

Oct 10th 2013, 6:03 PM 10,185 Views 33 Comments

You could surprise yourself – and make a real difference.

Overseas volunteers worth €10 million and almost 500 jobs to Irish economy — report
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Overseas volunteers worth €10 million and almost 500 jobs to Irish economy — report

Aug 29th 2013, 6:30 AM 3,750 Views 3 Comments

Two reports released today detail the scale of work by Irish volunteers overseas and suggest public support is still strong for such activities.

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