Blog posts about Volunteering
Life’s rich tapestry: Remembering Sally Darlington
Textile artist Sally Darlington was deeply inspired by the four years she spent volunteering with VSO in Ghana. Sally sadly lost her battle with terminal cancer earlier this month, but not before talking to VSO about a life taking the road less travelled. We remember her here.
Magic and mayhem - volunteering in Odisha, India
Conor Ryan, 35, from Thurles, Co Tipperary is volunteering as a research and development associate with a local charity in Odisha, India. He tells us about his first few months volunteering.
Five minutes with... Maeve McCutcheon, Speech Language Therapist, India
Speech and language therapist Maeve McCutcheon describes her hands-on placement with VSO in India.
Things I never thought would be possible
What a difference six months on placement has meant for Methodology and Resources Adviser Mary Sugrue from Limerick.
Five minutes with... Maria Rafferty, Language Improvement Centre Coordinator, Ethiopia
Maria, a retired primary school teacher from Donegal, answers questions about her experience with VSO in Ethiopia.
Life-changing memories and powerful impact: volunteering in Uganda
"So my message to teachers and principals reading this is: If you can do something, why not do it? It's such a privilege to be able to help others through VSO."
Time to reflect
"If you have a genuine desire to share your skills with people from across the world, learn from a different culture, and have a year of adventure, then volunteering could provide you with a truly life-changing experience."
Teaching in real time
From Cork to Cambodia - an extract from an article about Louise Buckley's experience teaching nurses to save lives.
A day in the life of Marie Banaghan, VSO Volunteer
"In Ireland, we tend to associate Africa with famine, disease and war, but there is another reality here. There is an overwhelming sense of kinship, community and loyalty, and people are quick to laugh and smile."