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From TheJournal.ie Want to help? Volunteer service and website for offers of assistance launched today Get Involved

Want to help? Volunteer service and website for offers of assistance launched today

A new webpage for businesses seeking to provide supplies or services in support of the national response to Covid-19 is open.

From TheJournal.ie 'We think we're making a difference': The volunteers cleaning all along the banks of the Royal Canal Dublin

'We think we're making a difference': The volunteers cleaning all along the banks of the Royal Canal

We went out with the Royal Canal Clean-Up Group earlier this month.

From TheJournal.ie 'Sometimes they're just lonely and want a chat': What it means to volunteer at Childline Mental Health This post contains videos

'Sometimes they're just lonely and want a chat': What it means to volunteer at Childline

Childline saw it’s seventh millionth phone call earlier this year – we sat down with some volunteers to see what Childline means to them.

From TheJournal.ie 'There's anger on the streets': The volunteers handing out food and fitting dentures at the GPO Homeless In Dublin

'There's anger on the streets': The volunteers handing out food and fitting dentures at the GPO

O’Connell Street is a hive of activity each Friday evening as groups provide services for those in need.

From TheJournal.ie Over 450 poor and homeless people will be given a Christmas Day dinner at the RDS today Homelessness

Over 450 poor and homeless people will be given a Christmas Day dinner at the RDS today

Some 3,000 Christmas dinners will also be prepared and delivered to the homes of those in need.

From TheJournal.ie Organisers of children's event Playstival with the Happy Pear apologise over garda vetting furore Volunteers

Organisers of children's event Playstival with the Happy Pear apologise over garda vetting furore

The event faced a backlash over Facebook comments about volunteers not requiring vetting on its event page.

From TheJournal.ie One night out in Dublin city with five different soup runs Homelessness

One night out in Dublin city with five different soup runs

There are at least 16 different groups or organisations that give out food and supplies on the streets of Dublin city on a regular basis.

From TheJournal.ie Volunteers will feed 3,500 poor and homeless people a Christmas dinner today Homelessness

Volunteers will feed 3,500 poor and homeless people a Christmas dinner today

The 350 volunteer spots filled up within a day this year.

From TheJournal.ie Hundreds of whales die after becoming stranded on New Zealand beach Golden Bay

Hundreds of whales die after becoming stranded on New Zealand beach

Hope is fading for the around 100 whales still alive on the beach.

From TheJournal.ie Everyone was equal, we left our egos at the door: Why I volunteered at Apollo House Opinion

Everyone was equal, we left our egos at the door: Why I volunteered at Apollo House

Hazel Larkin tells her personal experience of what supporting residents meant to them – and to her.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's what we do' - Husband of Coast Guard volunteer back on the water after her death Caitriona Lucas

'It's what we do' - Husband of Coast Guard volunteer back on the water after her death

Speaking on tonight’s Late Late Show, Bernard Lucas paid tribute to his wife and his community.

From TheJournal.ie How this Dublin suburb managed to become the cleanest area in Ireland Smart Bins

How this Dublin suburb managed to become the cleanest area in Ireland

Well over half of its area is completely unpolluted by litter, well ahead of its nearest competitors.

From TheJournal.ie 35 homeless people slept in Apollo House last night (and there are plans to increase that to 60) Homelessness

35 homeless people slept in Apollo House last night (and there are plans to increase that to 60)

Activists say the building could have a maximum capacity of 60 residents.

From TheJournal.ie A Dublin woman set up a Christmas Day lunch for 300 people so no-one would be alone on the big day Alone For Christmas

A Dublin woman set up a Christmas Day lunch for 300 people so no-one would be alone on the big day

Margaret Brown and her volunteers will cater to around 300 people this Christmas

From TheJournal.ie Bear Grylls pays tribute to late Coast Guard volunteer Caitríona Lucas Volunteers This post contains videos

Bear Grylls pays tribute to late Coast Guard volunteer Caitríona Lucas

He said people like her are “unsung heroes”.

From TheJournal.ie Do you know these men? The Casino in Marino wants to recreate this 1940 photo of Dublin soldiers Living History

Do you know these men? The Casino in Marino wants to recreate this 1940 photo of Dublin soldiers

The 83 men were photographed outside the Dublin landmark at a reunion

From TheJournal.ie Voices of 1916: 'Con was in love with Lucy - and would have married her if he had lived' The Bereaved

Voices of 1916: 'Con was in love with Lucy - and would have married her if he had lived'

Elizabeth Colbert had not known how deeply involved her brother Con was with the rebels ahead of the Rising – but she knew that he harboured a secret love.

From TheJournal.ie Water cannon used as Jungle camp gets bulldozed Calais

Water cannon used as Jungle camp gets bulldozed

Makeshift shacks were destroyed during the bulldozing.

From TheJournal.ie Pictures: Inside the surreal world of the migrant 'Jungle' at Calais Welcome To The Jungle

Pictures: Inside the surreal world of the migrant 'Jungle' at Calais

An entire society has sprung up on the outskirts of the French town, with the refugees living there making the most of the little that they have.

From TheJournal.ie Body found during massive search for missing man in Clare Volunteers

Body found during massive search for missing man in Clare

Gardaí are not treating the death as suspicious.

From TheJournal.ie Lifeboat crew rescues boat that lost power in gale force winds RNLI

Lifeboat crew rescues boat that lost power in gale force winds

The three people on board the boat had been carrying out work in the area.

From TheJournal.ie 'They put a knife to my throat and told me I shouldn't be speaking on TV about gay men' Opinion

'They put a knife to my throat and told me I shouldn't be speaking on TV about gay men'

Mary Lawlor recounts the experiences of three frontline defenders and the most common dangers they face defending human rights.

From TheJournal.ie 'I used to feel like crying but to get a window you can see out properly, it's like winning the Lotto' Community

'I used to feel like crying but to get a window you can see out properly, it's like winning the Lotto'

Age Action is looking for volunteers to help with its Care and Repair programme.

From TheJournal.ie QUIZ: How well do you remember your school Easter Rising lessons? Easter 1916

QUIZ: How well do you remember your school Easter Rising lessons?

Time to root out your history text books.

From TheJournal.ie After six years (and help from Daniel Day Lewis), Wicklow hospice finally gets the go-ahead Magheramore

After six years (and help from Daniel Day Lewis), Wicklow hospice finally gets the go-ahead

It is hoped the hospice will be opened in 2017.

From TheJournal.ie Six homeless people just got the keys to their new houses In Time For Christmas

Six homeless people just got the keys to their new houses

It’s all thanks to ALONE.

From TheJournal.ie 'On my way home I saw 7 people sleeping rough - I'm lucky' Focus Ireland Sleep Out

'On my way home I saw 7 people sleeping rough - I'm lucky'

Business, community and political figures slept rough for one night in aid of Focus Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Demand on family resource centres increases by 50% despite funding cuts Family Supports

Demand on family resource centres increases by 50% despite funding cuts

Since 2008, FRCs have had their funding frozen and faced cuts every year.

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 Sexual abuse victim: 'We can't fix another's pain, only witness it. Thank you for being my witness.' Support

Sexual abuse victim: 'We can't fix another's pain, only witness it. Thank you for being my witness.'

The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre is currently recruiting for volunteers.

From TheJournal.ie Samaritans' volunteers will highlight their work at a location near you this summer Talk To Us

Samaritans' volunteers will highlight their work at a location near you this summer

Calls increased by 20% in two months with the new free number 116 123.

From TheJournal.ie 'We might need the stretcher for the reshuffle': €200,000 boost for mountain rescue teams SOS

'We might need the stretcher for the reshuffle': €200,000 boost for mountain rescue teams

Hands off the equipment lads, it’s well needed.

From The42 2,000 medals later, the Special Olympics Ireland games draw to a close in Limerick Games This post contains videos This post contains images

2,000 medals later, the Special Olympics Ireland games draw to a close in Limerick

Over 1,500 athletes took part in the games in Limerick.

From TheJournal.ie Iraqi security forces stage major counter-attack against militants Insurgency

Iraqi security forces stage major counter-attack against militants

As many as 279 “terrorists” have been killed in the past 24 hours, security officials said.

From TheJournal.ie A woman who is nine months pregnant was sleeping rough in Dublin last night Homeless

A woman who is nine months pregnant was sleeping rough in Dublin last night

ICHH says the homelessness situation in the capital is getting worse.

From TheJournal.ie Parents of newborn baby thank Ireland after Irish-funded operation saves their son Guardian Angels

Parents of newborn baby thank Ireland after Irish-funded operation saves their son

Miroslava was at serious risk of dying from ‘Chernobyl Heart’.

From TheJournal.ie US students volunteer to fix up Dublin women's refuge Charity

US students volunteer to fix up Dublin women's refuge

The students worked with staff from the US Embassy in Dublin to give Rathmines Women’s Refuge a makeover.

From TheJournal.ie Two sailors rescued from their fast-sinking yacht off Wicklow coast Saved

Two sailors rescued from their fast-sinking yacht off Wicklow coast

With help from a much larger vessel, volunteers managed to save the yacht as well, though it was almost below the surface when they took the two sailors from it.

From TheJournal.ie Niall Mellon: ‘I was left penniless with €1 and my young family’ NAMA

Niall Mellon: ‘I was left penniless with €1 and my young family’

In a radio interview today, Niall Mellon spoke about being found guilty of breach of the peace and his public drunkenness conviction.

From TheJournal.ie Waves damage Coast Guard station - while volunteers out helping others Stormwatch

Waves damage Coast Guard station - while volunteers out helping others

There are over 20 volunteers working at the Doolin station, which was damaged by the floods overnight.

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