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  1. Student Sport Volunteer Programme 2015/2016 Apply Now (October 2015)
  2. 100minds (Sept 2015)
  3. Volunteering Abroad- Where to start?
  4. Under 25? Get Gaisce!
  5. Scouting Ireland Seeks Leaders locally
  6. Help kids with Creative Writing
  7. Monthly Canal Clean up (Meet Leeson St Bridge 10am, first Saturday of the month)
  8. Team work and Technology for TYs
  9. Befriend a person with a disability
  10. Maintain Mountain Trails
  11. Low cost volunteering all over the world
  12. Diverse, Low Commitment Practical Opportunities 3rd Saturday
  13. Budding Social Entrepreneur?
  14. Suas- Literacy and Language support at home and abroad
  15. Trinity Vincent de Paul
  16. Voluntary Tuition Programme
  17. TCD Free Legal Advice Centre
  18. Student2Student Peer Mentoring
  19. Trinity Amnesty
  20. Fundraise with CancerSoc


Opportunities

Summer Institute on Social Entrepreneurship in the US (www.fulbright.ie) is an opportunity to participate in a Summer Institute on Social Entrepreneurship in the U.S. during the summer of 2014 as part of the European Student Leaders program. Participants will examine social entrepreneurship in the U.S., its development, history, challenges, and successes. Participants will spend five weeks at Indiana University, as well as time in Washington, D.C. The program will introduce participants to U.S. culture and society, as well as provide a foundation in how to employ entrepreneurial skills to address social issues. Please note this is not a Fulbright Award, but a grant from the U.S. Department of State. (Closing date: Tuesday, January 28th, 2014 at 12:00noon)

Opportunities with Suas Educational Development during 2013/14 academic year
Suas is a movement that supports quality education in disadvantaged communities in Ireland and in Developing Countries. Setup by a group of students in Trinity in 2002, our vision is a world where all young people are able to realise their full potential in life and to create positive change in society. We have 4 ways for you to get involved this year.

Literacy Support Programme: www.suas.ie/volunteer-ireland
The Literacy Support Programme is a nationwide programme of tailored interventions designed to tackle educational disadvantage at a local level. Students volunteer and are trained to deliver structured measurable one-to-one, evidence-based literacy support interventions to 8-14 year olds from disadvantaged communities to improve their literacy skills.

Overseas Volunteer Programme: www.suas.ie/volunteer-overseas
The Overseas Volunteer Programme gives students the opportunity to support the education of children in our Partner schools in under-resourced communities in India and East Africa, while also developing leadership and teamwork skills. Based on the belief that leadership is best learned through service to others, the programme sets out to inspire and equip participants to contribute positively to society on their return to Ireland. 

Global Issues Courses: www.suas.ie/take-course
The Global Issues Course is an interactive evening course delivered by experienced facilitators and designed to give participants an overview of a range of global development issues. Topics addressed include poverty, education, health, gender equality, environmental sustainability and migration. The course takes place one evening a week for seven weeks on campus. Participants will have the opportunity to engage with professionals from Irish NGOs as well as fellow participants, and to learn about ways to take action for change. 

8x8 Documentary Film Festival: www.stand.ie/8x8-documentary-film-festival/
8x8 Film Festival is a new and exciting documentary film festival that features a line-up of award winning documentaries from across the globe. It aims to raise attendees’ awareness of development issues, challenge perspectives and inspire action for change.

To find out more and register for free tickets for the 8x8 Documentary Film Festival in TCD, October 14th - 18th, please click here: http://8x8-tcd.eventbrite.ie/

For more information about all of Suas’ programmes and to apply online, please check out the Suas website www.suas.ie.

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  1. Develop Marketing Strategy for Community Gardens
  2. Spend a year volunteering in Corrymeela Peace and Reconciliation Centre
  3. Mentor a young person involved in probation service
  4. Student2Student are recruiting mentors for 13/14
  5. Support people transitioning from Homelessness

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1. Develop Marketing Strategy for Community Garden Network

The Community Garden Network Group is looking for innovative strategies to market and promote themselves and are interested in partnering with students who could help. The group is a virtual platform providing support and promotion, shares resources and learning, and exchanges ideas for community growers. Community growing increases community engagement, particularly in low-income areas, while enhancing nutrition, biodiversity, food security and physical activity. For further details see http://communitygardennetwork.ning.com/ or contact Kieran Craven at cravenk@tcd.ie.

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2. Spend a year Volunteering in Corrymeela Peace and Reconciliation Centre

Corrymeela's vision is of a peaceful and sustainable society based on social justice, positive relationships and respect for diversity. The Corrymeela Community is based in Ballycastle Co. Antrim and every August takes on an international team of volunteers (aged 18-25) to work alongside staff in delivering it’s programmes. Volunteers engage in the practical tasks and responsibilities inherent in welcoming and hosting the groups who visit the centre. Volunteers also support the work of the housekeeping, kitchen, reception, administration, marketing and maintenance departments, all of which are vital to the functioning of the centre and groups’ residential experience. Room and board is provided as is a monthly stipend of £120. Visit http://www.corrymeela.org/volunteer/current-vacancies.aspx for details.

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3. Mentor a young person or parent involved in probation service

Le Chéile is eager to hear from male and female volunteers, aged 20 and over, who are interested in acting as mentors in Dublin & Kildare.  A Le Chéile mentor is a role model, who works one to one with a young person or parent involved with the Probation Service.  Being a mentor involves meeting a young person or parent for 2-3 hours a week and can include trying new activities &  assisting with practical issues like accessing training or education.  We provide full training and an opportunity to gain real experience. If you are interested and can commit to one year’s volunteering, please email recruitment@lecheile.ie for more information or an application pack or contact Claire on 0872016801. Training begins in June.

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4. Student2Student (S2S) are recruiting mentors for 13/14

As an S2S Peer Mentor you'll be helping first year students to work out all the tips and tricks to life in Trinity College. You'll be the person who helps them meet other people on their course and tells them all the things you wish you'd known when you started here. You'll also be part of a rapidly growing society with loads of social events and activities, and all the support you need to get the most out of volunteering with S2S.  And you’ll be gaining skills that will really stand out to potential employers. Apply online at http://student2student.tcd.ie or email student2student@tcd.ie with any questions.

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5. Support people transitioning from homelessness

Stepping Stone is a charity which provides housing to people who have experienced homelessness for a period of two years and advocates to find people suitable permanent accommodation. Visiting volunteers assist with helping tenants to get to know their new community supports in the first three or four months. Visiting volunteers will help to reduce the isolation a person coming from homelessness into a new community may experience. Longer term visiting support may continue depending on a tenant’s need and visiting volunteers’ availability. Visiting volunteers would be asked to donate three hours one day a week. We would ask that volunteers could make an initial commitment of 4-6 months (including training) to volunteer with Stepping Stone. For further details, visit http://steppingstone.ie/volunteers/.

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March Opportunities

  1. Volunteer with the National Gallery
  2. Gain Civic Activism Experience and Insight with North Port Dwellers Association
  3. Support network for people living with HIV/AIDS needs volunteers
  4. Help run Ozanam Summer Projects for young people
  5. International Volunteering Information Evening: March 20
  6. One Million Trees in One Day (postponed til 27 April)
  7. Haven Volunteer Week in Haiti: May 2013
  8. Introduce Online Maths resources to Schools: Info session March 28
  9. Maintain Mountain Trails
  10. Disability organisation needs social activity and social media volunteers
  11. Join Gay Theatre Festival Team in May
  12. Dublin Zoo summer volunteering
  13. Volunteer as a guide in St. Patrick’s Cathedral
  14. Computer tuition for older people on Fridays with AgeAction
  15. Year-long residential companion in Camphill Community
  16. Become First Aider with St. John’s Ambulance
  17. Design Poster/Flyer for North City Volunteer Centre
  18. Volunteer with film club for vulnerable persons
  19. Young Social Innovator Café Evenings
  1. Volunteer with the National Gallery

The National Gallery of Ireland is seeking volunteers to work with the Education team on supervising the Creative Spaces in the Gallery. Volunteers will be asked to engage with the gallery visitors who use the spaces, to ensure that the spaces are well-stocked, and that they remain accessible at all times. An interest in Art History/Visual Arts is desirable. Please send your CV to Dr Marie Bourke, Keeper and Head of Education at education@ngi.ie by 28 March.

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  1. Secretary and Public Relations roles with North Port Dwellers Association

On North Port Dwellers Association (NPDA) is a recognised residents’ council which works to discern and represent the collective views of residents of the north inner city and docklands areas. It works with a variety of agencies (e.g. the Docklands Development Authority, Dublin City Council, Railway Procurement Agency) to inform urban development policy and planning. NPDA are welcoming Trinity students to become involved through the voluntary roles of secretary (coordinating minutes, agenda and correspondence) and/or public relations intern (building social media profiles, web content development etc.). If interested, e-mail carmel.osullivan@tcd.ie (TCD School of Education and Chair of NPDA) with brief information  as to why you are interested in getting involved and any relevant experience.

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  1. Support network for people living with HIV/AIDS needs volunteers

Open Heart House is a centre of warmth welcome and acceptance. As a registered charity, it is the largest peer support network of people who live with HIV/AIDS here in Ireland. Open Heart House provides a wide range of support services including psychotherapy, holistic therapy, comprehensive personal growth and wellness education and training programmes, a nutritional meals service, one to one support and outreach on the streets and in hospitals. Volunteers with backgrounds in the following areas are currently sought: Immunology, Psychology (C.B.T.), Health Policy & Management. Please email volunteer@openhearthouse.ie or visit www.openhearthouse.ie for more information.

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  1. Help Run Ozanam Summer Projects for young people

Ozanam House Resource Centre is a community resource centre run by SVP based in Mountjoy Square that runs 3 summer projects  from Mid June to August:  a Junior project  (2 to 8 years), the Ozanam Summer Project (6  to 12 years) and the Summer Youth Service (13 to 18 years). All projects are activity based with some excursions included each week. The activities can include Arts & Crafts, Cookery, Computers, drama, Sports and games, swimming, photography, film making, digital media, fashion design, depending on the age group. Volunteers are encouraged to be as involved in the projects as possible –the more you put in the more you get from the experience.  If interested, please contact Tony by email admin@ozanamhouse.ie.

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  1. International Volunteer Information Evening: Wed 20th March

Come along to Volunteer Service International's Volunteering 2013 Info Event and find out about 600+ International Volunteer Projects (from 2 weeks to 1 year) which you can be involved with this year through VSI in over 55 countries worldwide.
VSI will introduce their projects in Ireland; Europe (east and west); North America; Japan and Australia; Africa, Asia and Latin America; Middle East and North Africa and theirLong Term Volunteer Programme including European Voluntary Service. If you would like to attend, just email the VSI office.

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  1. One Million Trees in One Day: 27 April

One Million Trees in One Day is a charity, not-for-profit, cross-border, community and environmental initiative which will plant a million young native trees at many different sites across both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland in 24 hours. The intention is to establish individual trees and woodlands in both rural and urban areas that will grow for many many years and which will provide valuable resources, beneficial ecosystem services and a lasting legacy for future generations. Planting a million trees in one day is a great challenge but many hands make light work; the more people joining the huge team that will bring this project to fruition, the easier the job will be. It might rain, it might snow, it could be the hottest day of the year… but we’re going to give it our very best shot. Interested? Visit http://www.onemilliontreesinoneday.com/volunteers.html.

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  1. Haven Volunteer Week in Haiti: May 2013

In May 2013, 40 volunteers will travel to Haiti and work with the communities of Ile a Vache, a small island south- west of the main land and approximately a 5 hour journey from Port a Prince. The new Volunteer Programme will move away from the typical house building structure and see Haven’s volunteers immerse themselves in the Ile a Vache community partaking in programmes designed around Haven’s three core developmental areas; Water & Sanitation, Shelter and Training & Education. Interaction with the community will be one of the key components of the new Volunteer Programme. The departure date for volunteers travelling from Ireland is the 24th of May 2013 returning to Dublin on the 2nd of June 2013. Volunteers will need to fundraise €4,500 to cover food, water, accommodation, transport, security and scheduled flights, overnight accommodation in New York, basic insurance as well as the cost of the on-going house building in Haiti and construction materials.  See havenpartnership.com or email alice.oregan@havenpartnership.com if interested.

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  1. Introduce Online Maths resources to Schools

CloudThink is hosting its first Volunteer Info Session on Thursday evening 28th March in TCD (location details to follow). Please bring your laptop if possible. As a volunteer you will be going out to schools and introducing teachers and students to the free online maths resource Khan Academy and possibly other resources (e.g., Duolingo). In most cases this will be in the context of an after-school club. If you are interested in organising for CloudThink at a higher level (contacting schools, coordinating volunteers etc.) please email a short statement of motivation and your CV to info@cloudthink.ie. If you have any questions or great ideas please send them on to us!

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  1. Maintain Mountain Trails

Mountain Meitheal is a group of volunteers, people drawn from a wide range of outdoor backgrounds, who undertake hands on trail projects on our mountains and in our forests with the aim of protecting the environment and promoting sustainable outdoor recreation into the future.  The work attempts to counteract some of the pressures that are evident on Ireland's mountains by working with the various landowners including, the National Park & Wildlife Service, Coillte and private landowners. We meet every two weeks on alternate Saturdays and Sundays from late February to late November. Programme details are updated regularly on http://www.pathsavers.org/ and through emails.  Volunteers are asked to contribute 20 Euro and agree to give at least three days a year. This covers you for insurance and a few small perks. Find out more on the website or emailing williammurphy123@gmail.com.

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  1. Disability organisation needs social activity and social media volunteers

If CASA is a voluntary organisation established in 1981 to support people with disabilities. CASA offers friendship, respite care and social activities on a one-to-one basis for people with both physical and intellectual disabilities. CASA has over twenty groups nationwide including our Youth Group in Swords. CASA is currently recruiting volunteers to attend Sunday afternoon social activities in Dublin (Northside and Southside) and Bray. Volunteers are asked to support our members on a one to one basis for an afternoon’s activities.  CASA is also seeking a digital marketing volunteer to implement a media campaign.  Experience in using social media tools is essential.  This position may suit a digital marketing graduate seeking hands on experience. For more information on either role, visit www.casa.ie or email Rebecca@casa.ie.

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  1. Volunteer for Gay Theatre Festival in May

Dublin Gay Theatre Festival are currently seeking volunteers for 2013.  If you have experience in theatre, events, web design, marketing, IT, sound & lighting, PR or administration or want to learn we want to hear from you!  If you have no experience in theatre but are enthusiastic and would love to get involved in a big community event then we also want to hear from you! The main areas where we look for volunteers are below. There are other areas too, depending on your interests and skills: Front of house (box office, assisting at venues), Technical / backstage (venue managers, sound, lighting, props & sets) and Marketing / distribution / web  (promoting the Festival throughout Dublin and online). More information at http://www.gaytheatre.ie/getinvolved/volunteer_info/ or from volunteer coordinators Gareth & Dermot at volunteers@gaytheatre.ie. Volunteering is open to all - gay or straight, male or female, young or old.

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  1. Summer Volunteering at the Zoo

Dublin Zoo’s volunteers are a vital component of the zoo team and help to promote the zoo and its conservation & education programmes. Our volunteers help to educate our visitors about the zoo’s animals and environmental/conservation issues through assisting with tours, workshops, events and classes for school children.  You will receive comprehensive training (including behind the scenes tours with our keepers), a free uniform, 50% discount on an individual annual pass, regular updates on ‘ZOONOOZ’, zoo social events and other special events such as lectures and zoo themed trips. In order to become a summer volunteer you will need to be available on Saturdays in April and May and at least one day per week in June/July/August. The closing date is March 31st 2013 with the view to completing all interviews, training etc in the month of April allowing for volunteering to commence in May. Application form is available for download at http://www.dublinzoo.ie/53/Volunteering.aspx.

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  1. Volunteer as a guide in St. Patrick’s Cathedral

The Cathedral employs around 40 volunteers in a variety of different roles and they play a vital part in the successful running of the building. At the moment we are looking for volunteers to work alongside staff to deliver free tours for members of the public at set times each day. Guided tours are crucial in helping our visitors engage with the life and history of the building and ensuring that they have an enjoyable experience. Volunteers are given in-house training on tour guiding and we do not expect new volunteers to have any previous experience. Email education@stpatrickscathedral.ie if interested.

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  1. Computer tuition for older people with AgeAction

Only 1 in 4 older people know how to use the internet and the Getting Started programme helps bridge the digital divide, to beat exclusion and isolation and to increase independence and equality. There are those who are complete novices and will need the basics from identifying the different parts of the computer and how to turn it on/off, and those who can email, but may want to learn more. Age Action Ireland is actively recruiting volunteer computer tutors to teach either one or two students at a time in small class groups. For the beginners course volunteers will be encouraging and helping older people to learn simple IT tasks (turn computer on/off, use the mouse, keyboard, search the internet, send and receive emails). Learners may also be interested in learning other skills such as how to use Skype, downloading photos etc. Training will be provided and tutor lesson plans are available on all topics. Email Jennifer at jglansford@ageaction.ie if you have fluent English, good basic computer skills, patience, a positive outlook and an interest in working with older people and have two hours to give between 10am and 4pm on Fridays on Abbey St (5 minutes from Front Arch).

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  1. Year-long residential companion in Camphill Community

Camphill Grangemockler (Co. Tipperary) is a place where people with and without special needs live and work together. Volunteers are asked to help in the personal care of adults with special needs, both physically and socially. Volunteers may have a variety of tasks such as cooking, helping on the land or assisting in the weavery, as well as taking an active part in cultural activities and community-building. Volunteers receive full board and lodging. They have a single room in one of the community houses they share with other volunteers from all over the world and people with special needs. Further details at www.camphill.ie/grangemockler. Please contact Réka at grangemockler.applications@gmail.com to ask any questions you might have

  1. Become first Aider with St. John’s Ambulance

The St. John Ambulance Brigade of Ireland are trained men and women who volunteer at all times of emergencies, celebrations, sport, entertainment and indeed wherever the public gather, 'rendering assistance to the sick and injured'. After successful completion of an 8 week first aid training course you may then volunteer with the Brigade. The course costs euro 100. Ability to undertake a first aid training course. Caring and considerate. Ability to deal with those who are sick or injured and willing to work as part of a team. We ask volunteers to commit at least 12 months. Email volunteer@stjohn.ie to express interest.

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  1. Design Poster/Flyer for North City Volunteer Centre

We are currently looking for a graphic designer to create a poster and flyer for the National Volunteering Week. This is a time-limited project which can be mostly developed from home in the month of March or April. National Volunteering Week is an event organised by Volunteer Ireland and will take place from the 13th to the 19th of May 2013. National Volunteering Week is the one week of the year when we encourage everyone in Ireland to give volunteering a try, so that everyone can learn that even if it's only for a minute an hour, or a day volunteering can make a big difference and be alot of fun. Place of Volunteering: Dublin 7 and home. Email info@volunteerdublincitynorth.ie.

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  1. Volunteer with Open Cinema

Open Cinema is an organization that runs a network of community film clubs for homeless and vulnerable people are looking for 4 volunteers to help run an afternoon screening at the Exchange Dublin. This is in addition to the evening screenings which are currently running. As an Open Cinema volunteer you will assist the club Coordinator to run the weekly screenings, this includes, preparing the room, setting up equipment, welcoming guests, assisting with the distribution of food and assisting the Coordinator with post -screening discussions. You will be needed on Monday Afternoons at the exchange in Dublin 2. Email will@opencinema.net if interested.

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  1. Young Social Innovator Café Evenings

YSI Café Evenings are organized to bring together people aged 18-25(ish) to meet others with an interest in social issues. Something of an experiment, the idea is simple. This is a space, time and opportunity for people who want to get involved in making a difference but need some support from others to make it happen. The evenings are led by experienced facilitators and are designed to be relaxed, informal, inspirational and fun. As well as the free cuppa, you will get some insight into Social Innovation, what it means, and how you might, if you want, embark on your journey as a social innovator. You will be introduced to some examples of people who have used social innovation to make real impact, big and small, on the lives of others and society. come along to the top floor (theatre space) of Bewley's on Grafton St on Thursday 21st March 2013 from 6.30pm - 8.30pm.

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February Opportunities

1.  Dean of Students’ Roll of Honour: Deadline March 11th
2. Join Trinity Outreach Team for Homeless Service Spring Clean on Feb 14th
3. Child Protection Awareness Training
4. Help shape College’s International Volunteering Policy on March 1st
5. Support Early school leavers gain FETAC qualifications in Ballyfermot
6. Help run Exchange Dublin in Temple Bar
7. “Be the Change” this summer in Kolkata with the Hope Foundation
8. Grand Canal Litter Pick and Coffee March 2nd
9. Musicians needed for inclusive community music initiative
10. Volunteer with Liberties Community Training Agency
11. Be a Foodbank Helper of Refugee Service Hospitality Volunteer
12. Youth Group Volunteers needed in North dublin, Tallaght and Blakestown
13. Tree Planting on Saturdays
14. Be Body Positive Schools Programme
15. Become a peer mentor with Student2Student
16. Speak Chinese? You’re needed on Feb 28th!
17. Outreach Moldova this Summer
18. Got 2 hours a week for Depaul Ireland Homelessness Services?

  1. Dean of Students’ roll of Honour 2013

The Dean of Students' Roll of Honour serves to celebrate and recognise student volunteering in clubs, societies, publications and the wider community.  Students who are registered at the time of the application deadline (March 11th 2013) are eligible to apply.
The criteria for inclusion on the Dean of Students' Roll of Honour are as follows:

  • Dedication of a minimum of 20 hours to any one form of extra-curricular voluntary activity since April 1st 2012 and while a registered student.
  • Only participation in activities that entails some element of organisation and/or delivery of the activity in question will be taken into account (e.g. volunteering as a scout leader, student journalist or (sub)committee member of a college club or society).
  • Verification of the commitment of hours by the club, society or organisation with whom the activity took place.
  • Completion of the online reflective application form through which students articulate their objectives and expectations of the activity and also any learning derived from the activity.

The online application form will go live on February 15th at https://www.tcd.ie/Community/.
Any queries may be directed to Deanstu@tcd.ie.

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  1. Join Trinity Outreach Team for Spring Clean on Feb 14

Teams of Trinity volunteers have been helping out at the Lighthouse occasionally for the last number of years. The Lighthouse opens a couple of nights a week to provide some food and basic supplies for those people experiencing homelessness. While their home on Pearse St. is being renovated, the service is being provided from a temporary location on Mountjoy Square. Next week we are needed to help catalogue the backlog of clothes donations that were received over the Christmas period. This is a once off commitment that lets you give back to the community and meet new people from across College. We will be meeting at front Arch at 11.45am and back on campus by 4.30pm on February 14th. Email volunteer@tcd.ie if interested.

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  1. Child Protection Awareness Training

The Civic Engagement Officer will deliver the National Youth Council's Child Protection Awareness Programme over two evenings (5.30 to 7.30pm on Wednesday 20th and Thursday 21st February). This is open to student volunteers who work with children and would like a refresher as well as those considering or planning to volunteer with children either at home abroad over the coming months. Places are limited so book early by emailing volunteer@tcd.ie. You must be available to attend both evenings in full.

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  1. Shape College’s International Volunteering Policy: March 1st

On March 1st From 10.30am until 1pm, a consultation event will be held on campus to review the College’s approach to international volunteering particularly in relation to the communication of opportunities. In light of concerns around “voluntourism”, “neo colonialism” and the myriad of cultural, environmental, economic and social issues associated with development volunteering, this event will incorporate inputs from external stakeholders (including Comhlámh) and a facilitated discussion about responsive and responsible development volunteering. All students and staff with an interest are invited to participate. Those with academic expertise or personal experience of international development organisations and practice are especially welcome. Light refreshments will be provided. Places are limited and can be booked by emailing smiths14@tcd.ie.

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  1. Support Early school leavers gain FETAC qualifications in Ballyfermot

The Matt Talbot Community Trust is a drug free community education programme in Ballyfermot.  Volunteers are needed to support tutors in the Junior Cert level Maths, Computers and Work Experience courses. Volunteers will be providing one-to-one support for learners who have literacy issues/learning difficulties.  As all of our participants are early school leavers, low literacy levels often create a barrier to learning.  In some cases, volunteers would be asked to scribe work for learners and then assist them in writing out their work at their own pace after the class. This role would especially suit mature students or students with prior experience in a teaching role in primary, post-primary or adult education environments.  Students studying Social Care or Teaching would be well suited to this role also. Email jean.collender@matttalbot.org if interested.

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  1. Help Run Exchange Dublin in Temple Bar

The Exchange Dublin is a volunteer-run all-ages non-profit charitable co-operative arts-cultural-social over-hyphenated open space in Temple Bar. Right now we're looking for people with experience or interest in sound & light engineering, web design/IT, PR, DIY, finance/accounting, fundraising, gallery curation, media production. Exchange Dublin welcomes new volunteers to bring and share their own skills in facilitating a dynamic and varied schedule of classes, performances and projects in development which you are open to participate in, and bring your own projects and ideas into Exchange to develop in a supportive creative community. Come to the weekly volunteer meeting from 7-9pm any Wednesday or pop in to talk to us at a time that suits you. Find out more about upcoming events and exhibitions on www.exchangedublin.ie and find us on facebook and twitter!

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  1. “Be the Change” this summer in Kolkata with the Hope Foundation

Would you like to BeTheChange this Summer in Kolkata, India with The Hope Foundation? HOPE are now recruiting volunteers for our August programme and encourage you to get in touch if you would like some additional information. BeTheChange is a month long volunteer programme based in Kolkata with an opportunity to engage your skills to support street and slum children. Participants are required to undergo Garda vetting, an interview and fundraise €2,250 on top of flights, visa, vaccinations and personal costs. Full induction training is provided. For an information pack, please email nextgenerationhope@gmail.com or visit www.hopefoundation.ie.

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  1. Grand Canal Litter Pick & Coffee March 2nd

Join the lovely sociable bunch at Friends of the Grand Canal on the city end of Leeson St. Bridge on the first Saturday of the month from 10am-12pm. You don't need to bring anything except your enthusiasm.  They’ll have litter pickers, bags and gloves for you to use. Starbucks will be on hand to reward your efforts. Just show up on the day!

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  1. Musicians needed for inclusive community music initiative

Calling all passionate musicians who want to give something back to their community! Music Matters are looking for music volunteers to give 2hours + per week to a variety of roles in the community such as entertainment in nursing and residential homes, jamming instrumental sessions at our inclusive community choir rehearsals and gigs! Training will be provided for successful applicants. See http://www.musicmatters.ie for details and email grainne@musicmatters.ie with a little bit about yourself and why you are interested in getting involved.

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  1. Volunteer with Liberties Communitiy Training Agency

The Community Training Centre located on Oliver Bond Street in Dublin 8 caters for people between the ages of sixteen and twenty-one who have left school without enough qualifications to progress their career and are now developing their skills at the basic level on the FETAC ladder of qualifications. A volunteer is needed for six to eight hours each week to enhance the work we are doing in both Computer Literacy and Career Preparation at FETAC Level 3. It would be helpful if the volunteer knows the Microsoft Office Package well, has the confidence to work with young people individually and in groups and has some experience of putting together CVs and cover letters which are part of the Career Preparation module. E-mail Joe Gallagher, Manager at j.gallagher@lcta.ie for further information.

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  1. Be a Foodbank Helper of Refugee Service Hospitality Volunteer

A friendly, outgoing helper is needed for the Crosscare Foodbank in Dublin 1. Tasks include loading and unloading of van, sorting of stock, writing up invoices and travelling with van driver for collections and deliveries.  Some heavy lifting is involved and a minimum commitment of a half-day per week is requested. 
Crosscare Refugee Service works with asylum seekers and refugees.  We are seeking a discreet and friendly volunteer, who is a good listener, and who is available Fridays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  The role will be to meet and greet visitors to our premises at Sackville Place, Dublin 1, make tea and coffee for them, engage in general conversation and some light housekeeping.
If interested in either role, please contact volunteerunit@crosscare.ie.

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  1. Youth Group Volunteers needed in North dublin, Tallaght and Blakestown

If you are 18 or over and have an hour to spare once a week, why not get involved in a Foróige club, meet new people, have a positive effect on young people, learn new skills and have a bit of fun along the way? The clubs are run by adult volunteers, and supported by a professional youth worker. The clubs help young people to develop their skills and talents, and allow the members to get actively involved in their local communities. Email bryan.gavin@foroige.ie (North Dublin), tys@foroige.ie (Tallaght) or fiona.maher@foroige.ie (Blakestown). Volunteers will be required to undergo Garda Vetting and full training.

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  1. Tree Planting on Saturdays

Conservation Volunteers Ireland organise a wide range of conservation outings all over Dublin. The outings are organised on most Saturdays from 10.00am to 3.00pm. If you are interested in participating in an outing, just let the group leader of that day know that you are coming. He/she will provide you with all the details on how to get there and what to bring. Lifts can be provided from the City Centre or nearby train stations if required. For any general inquiries about projects, volunteering and how to get involved, just e-mail us on dublincv@gmail.com, find Conservation Volunteers Ireland on Facebook or check out the events calendar on www.conservationvolunteers.ie.

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  1. Be Body Positive Schools Programme

Bodywhys are currently looking for volunteers for the Be Body Positive schools programme in the Dublin area. If you're age 20+, have good communication skills, are lively and enthusiastic, and can offer your time, check out this link.
http://www.bodywhys.ie/blog/be-body-positive-volunteers-needed/. For further information please contact Fiona - youthdevelopment@bodywhys.ie.

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  1. Student2Student Volunteer Info night Tonight!

S2S is a student-led initiative that relies entirely on volunteers. If you're considering volunteering with us we can guarantee that you will be highly valued and appreciated, and that we will endeavour to support you in any training and career development you require. There are two ways you can volunteer with S2S; as a Peer Mentor or as a Peer Supporter. Some students decide they would like to do both, but many choose to focus on one or the other to begin with until they get a feel for how much time they can commit. If you want to become a Peer Mentor you will be working with one or two other volunteers to greet a group of up to 30 incoming first year students and assist them through their Junior Freshman year in Trinity College. Click here to learn more about becoming a Peer Mentor.

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  1. Speak Chinese? You’re needed on Feb 28th.

We are currently looking for a Chinese speaking volunteer with fluent English for the once-off Migrant Project ACTIVE. The event takes place in the Mansion House on Thursday, February 28th from 11am-2pm. Volunteers would be responsible for interpreting information on the day from English to Chinese for anyone that might require that service on the day; offering assistance with any English language-related difficulties of the participants. The Migrant Project ACTIVE was set up with the vision to help integrating migrants through volunteering in their new communities. As a follow up from the launch of the Migrant Project ACTIVE, we are hosting a half day conference on 28th February 2013 for both migrants and non-profit community organisations from across the Dublin City. On the day there will be presentations, discussions and a community fair. Email placement@volunteerdublincitynorth.ie if you fit the bill!

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  1. Outreach Moldova this summer

Outreach Moldova (ORM) was founded by Trinity alumnus Dr Suzanne O’Connell in 2000. ORM runs volunteer programme in Moldova between May and October working with children that have been orphaned or abandoned, children with special needs and children with terminal illnesses in Moldova. Volunteers travel to Moldova on short- term placements throughout the summer and participate in a range of activities with children & young adults including children’s games, sports, arts & crafts & sensory activities. Volunteers need to raise €1,900 to cover the flights, accommodation and board, and contribute to the cost of care of the children and towards various programmes run for them (medical, educational, social etc.). Email info@outreachmoldova.org for an information pack.

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  1. Got 2 hours a week for Depaul Ireland?

Depaul have opportunities for befrienders, tutors, gardeners and activities facilitators at locations all around the city. They are asking for just two hours a week of your time. Volunteers are required to bring a personal and human aspect to the residents of low threshold homelessness services around Dublin city. For more information visit www.depaulireland.org  or contact volunteer.coordinator@depaulireland.org.

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January Opportunities

1.Get your Gaisce Award
2.Info stands in James’, D’Olier St and Milltown this month
3. Be a RAG Week fundraiser
4. We Volunteer Exhibition in the Hamilton
5. Volunteer at Jameson Dublin International Film Festival: Deadline 18th
6 Helpers needed for New Years Dinner for the homeless on Saturday 19th
7.Intern needed to review College International Volunteering Policy
8. New Volunteers meeting for Trinity Arts Festival on Monday 21st
9. Volunteer with Student-led Social Enterprises
10. Voluntary Tuition Programme needs tutors locally
11. Mural Painting
12. Be a Job Coach for Young Person with Intellectual Disability
13. Be part of the St. Patrick’s Festival
14. Partially Funded Opportunities in South Africa and Guatemala
15. Residential Waterway Conservation in Britain
16. Rothar seeks volunteer in Dun Laoghaire

17. Think Big Grants available
18. Help ALONE build a society that values and empowers older people
19. Older people and hospital visiting and youthwork
20. Get involved with Engineers without Borders
21. Participate in survey on volunteering, attachment and happiness

  1. Get your Gaisce Award

One way to keep those New Year’s resolutions on track is to start working towards Gaisce- the Presidents’ Award. Open to all those under 25, Gaisce involves 4 sections: a weekly commitment to spending at least one hour developing a personal skill, engaging in some community voluntary activity and undertaking physical activity as well as embarking on an adventure journey of several days. How long you have to keep this up depends on whether you’re striving for the Award as bronze, silver or gold level. If you are a student at Trinity, the Civic Engagement Officer can act as your Award Leader. See further detail at www.tcd.ie/Community,

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  1. Info stands in Milltown, D’Olier St and James’s this month

If you are based at one of the above sites and didn’t have a chance to make it to the volunteer fair last November or would like to talk to someone about volunteering possibilities, the civic engagement officer will be making lunchtime site visits to School of Ecumenics on Tuesday the 22nd, to the School of nursing and Midwifery on Wednesday the 23rd and to the Trinity Centre in St James’s the following Tuesday 29th. Feel free to pop along to pick up volunteering information and ask related questions. You can also email queries to volunteer@tcd.ie.

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  1. Be a RAG Week fundraiser

So those of you familiar with this bulletin know that we generally don’t plug fundraising activities. However, RAG week is an exception as the causes in question are either run by Trinity students, benefit Trinity students or both. RAG Week 2013 is taking place next week with a variety of activities taking place during each day and night. Proceeds go towards Trinity VDP, the Voluntary Tuition Programme, Student2Student Peer Mentoring, Trinity Suas, Trinity Free Legal Advice Centre, Trinity Amnesty, Cancer Soc, and the Student Hardship Fund. You can sign up to raise money through getting involved in activities already taking place, or by coming up with your own idea. Further information from Trinity Ents.

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  1. We Volunteer Exhibition in Hamilton for RAG Week

It’s Back! Just in case you missed it the first time. The We Volunteer Exhibition profiles student volunteers from all over the country involved in everything from outreach to sex workers, sports umpiring, community radio stations, medical work in Vietnam, animal welfare, pilgrimage help in France and of course, much, much, more. Visit the exhibition downstairs in the Hamilton from Tuesday to Friday of RAG week. If you can’t make it in person, you can also look through the exhibition online at www.wevolunteer.ie.

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  1. Volunteer at Jameson Dublin International Film Festival

Applications to volunteer at the 11th Jameson Dublin International Film Festival close tomorrow. Each year, film enthusiasts of all ages, occupations and nationalities, generously commit to staffing various departments and venues for the festival period. Volunteer teams work predominantly on the front line in our venues, but can also be found staffing the ticketing office, production and hospitality departments. So, if you love film, and have the availability then we would invite you to join in the adventure and help us celebrate one of Ireland’s leading cultural events. Apply online at http://www.jdiff.com.

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  1. Helpers needed for New Years Dinner for the homeless this Saturday

The Light House is an initiative of Dublin Christian Mission which has been serving Dublin’s homeless community for over twenty years through a regular drop-in service that provides hot meals, something to drink, donated blankets, clothing and footwear. This Saturday (January 19th) at 6pm, they are having their annual New Year’s Dinner at their temporary premises at 20 Mountjoy Square, Dublin 1. Help is needed from 3pm to set up. If you are interested, contact Rocheanne on 0851032540.

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  1. Intern needed to review College Development Volunteering Policy

Currently in order to be included in this bulletin or attend the annual volunteer fair on campus, an organisation must be not-for-profit and a signatory to the Comhlámh Code of Good Practice for sending organisations. This precludes organisations whose structures may be non-traditional or who are not registered in Ireland. It is time for this policy to be reviewed and ask questions about how we inform the College community about responsive and responsible development volunteering. The Civic Engagement Officer is recruiting a student intern for a minimum of 3 hours a week to work on this review, host an event of contributors and coordinate a subgroup to refine the policy. The role may also involve some other administrative support of the work of the Civic Engagement Officer. Those interested should send a CV and cover letter to volunteer@tcd.ie by 12pm on Wednesday January 23rd.

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  1. New Volunteers meeting for Trinity Arts Festival on Monday 21st

Trinity's greatest explosion of art will take place from February 4th - 8th. Trinity Arts Festival (TAF) will be running workshops, exhibitions, talks, master classes, interactive installations, performances, films, and other wildly stimulating events. But TAF needs help! YOUR help! To get involved, come along to the Volunteer meeting on Monday at 7 pm in Room 2037 the Robert Emmet Lecture Theatre in the Arts Block. You can find Trinity Arts Festival on Facebook.

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  1. Volunteer with Student-led Social Enterprises

Trinity Enactus is a student led initiative using knowledge and expertise honed in College to empower those in need in our community and responding with creativity and imagination to the challenges and opportunities of a shared future. Projects include supporting those who are long-term unemployed to seek work (Voice for the Voiceless), a programme combating foodwaste through redistribution of excess produce to charities (Food Glorious Food), the development of a daily deals platform designed to save people money and help charities (Fifty-Fifty), a media-based project connecting underprivileged secondary school students with journalistic opportunities (Write-Up!) and the  sourcing, importing and retailing of ethically produced clothing from Africa (Ethnic Threads). You can find out more on the Enactus TCD Facebook page and click on any of the links above to contact project leaders and express an interest in volunteering.

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  1. Voluntary Tuition Programme (VTP) needs tutors locally

The VTP is a collaboration between the St. Andrew’s Resource Centre on Pearse Street and Trinity Students, supported by the Trinity Access Programme. They match students with local children needing homework support and subject specific tuition as well as hosting some social activities. VTP is looking for a number of new tutors for primary school one-on-one tuition for this term as well as people to support in the running of their sports and Drama clubs. Contact them through the VTP Facebook page and get started immediately!

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  1. Mural Painting

What it says on the tin. Join other Trinity students in this non-vetted activity being run by the Trinity Vincent de Paul. If you’d like to learn more, email Dan at eamesd@tcd.ie.

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  1. Be a Job Coach for a Young Person with an Intellectual Disability

The National Institute for Intellectual Disabilities (NIID) in Trinity promotes full inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities in the community through education, research and advocacy.  Job Coaches will accompany NIID students on their work placement in Dublin City Centre for four hours once a week. They act as a support to the student as they experience working in an organisation and learning new skills. Job coaches should be at least 18 years old, have good communication skills, be friendly & outgoing and have a positive attitude towards people with disabilities. Placements begin 4th February 2013 so contact Niamh Lally, 01 8962179, lallyn@tcd.ie as soon as possible with your availability to volunteer.

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  1. Be part of the 2013 St. Patrick’s Festival

The principal aim of St. Patrick’s Festival, since its inauguration in 1995, is to develop a major annual international festival around the national holiday over which the ‘owners’ of the festival, the Irish people, would stand proud. It sets out to reflect the talents and achievements of Irish people on many national and world stages, and it acts as an exciting showcase for the manifold skills of the people of Ireland, of every age and social background. If you’re reliable, enthusiastic and want to help with the organisation of this world-renowned celebration then apply online at www.stpatricksfestival.ie.

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  1. Partially Funded Opportunities in South Africa and Guatemala

EIL’s global Awareness Programme allows you to learn more about international development, explore the challenges and solutions to critical global issues in communities around the world and play your part in educating others on your return to Ireland.  Applications are now open for 4 partially funded places on the Global Awareness Programme 2013. The projects in South Africa relate to HIV/AIDS while in Guatemala the focus is on the environment. Apply online at www.eilireland.org before February 8th.

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  1. Residential Waterway Conservation in Britain

Waterway Recovery Group are the national co-ordinating body for voluntary labour on the inland waterways of Britain. They run week long residential “Canal Camps” to restore the industrial heritage and environment of historic waterways. Each camp runs for seven days and volunteers are asked to contribute £56 for the week towards the cost of their accommodation and the three meals a day that are provided. Accommodation is in sports centre, schools or village halls. Waterway Recovery Group is almost an entirely voluntary organisation, but has built up an extensive base of professional skills. See www.wrg.org.uk for further information and to see what the group has achieved to date. You would be very welcome to join a camp this summer.

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  1. Rothar seeks Volunteers in Dun Laoghaire

Rothar takes unwanted, abandoned bicycles and turns them into quality affordable second-hand bicycles all the while creating opportunities for other community organisations and the socially disadvantages and raising awareness about the environment and sustainable. Find out more at www.rothar.ie. Rothar currently needs volunteers for the Dun Laoghaire shop! If you are interested please contact Eoin on 01 2140646 or Niall at niall@rothar.ie.

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  1. Think Big Grants Available

Think Big is a programme designed by O2 and Headstrong to enable young people to do projects in their community that make a difference to young peoples' mental health. If you are aged between 14 - 25, have ideas and think you can make a difference, Think Big would love to have you involved. You'll attend a day's training at the O2 offices in Dublin. The day will be great fun and is designed to develop your skills as you get ready for the project. Projects usually run for up to 3 months but if you need more time don't worry, let your O2 mentor know. They are there to help you every step of the way. Learn more at http://www.o2thinkbig.ie/.

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  1. Help ALONE build a society that values and empowers older people

In ALONE, we could not do our work without the dedication and support of our 130 volunteers.  We hope to increase our volunteer numbers in 2013 so that we can continue to support isolated and vulnerable older people.  We are currently recruiting for the following volunteer roles-click on the individual roles for further details: Befriending Volunteers, Cinema Club Coordinator, Fundraising Intern, Large Events Volunteer, Social Events Volunteer, Coffee Morning Volunteer. Volunteers must be over 18 years of age and must have completed an ALONE induction process before they commence their activity. All volunteer applicants are screened and Garda-vetted and benefit from a core training programme. Contact our Volunteer Coordinators at.volunteering@alone.ie.

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  1. Saint Vincent de Paul has opportunities all over Dublin

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is the largest, voluntary, charitable organisation in Ireland. Its membership of 10,500 volunteers throughout the country are supported by professional staff, working for social justice and the creation of a more just, caring nation. Volunteers are currently needed all over the SVP Dublin Region to support their visiting, hospital visiting and youth work activities. See www.svp.ie for details and telephone 01 8198414 if interested.

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  1. Get involved with Engineers Without Borders

Engineers Without Borders (EWB-Ireland) is a non-profit voluntary organisation for engineers, scientists, students and other committed volunteers interested in applying their technical skills to remove barriers to development. EWB Ireland volunteers will be running 'Water for the World' and 'Squishy Circuits' workshops with primary and second level students as part of Engineers Week this year. The more volunteers the merrier so if you have an hour or two to spare, contact Edel at edel.casserly@ewb-ireland.org. You are also welcome to come along to  a Water and Sanitation themed event in the Museum Building at 6:30pm on Wednesday the 30th of January, where a panel of engineers will share some insights into their work in the field and discuss some of the challenges and successes they've encountered.  Read the EWB-Ireland newsletter to learn more.

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  1. Participate in survey on Volunteering, Attachment and Happiness

Marie Murray is a final year psychology student  undertaking a research study that investigates the relationship between attachment, volunteering activities and subjective happiness. There is no requirement for being an active volunteer or having volunteered in the past to participate. The research is being conducted using an on-line questionnaire that takes approximately ten minutes to complete. At the end of the survey, there will be an opportunity to enter a draw for a €50.00 one-for-all voucher and apply for a research credit if appropriate. You can complete the survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/J8BR8ZS.

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December Opportunities

1. Volunteer at Jameson Dublin International Film Festival
2. Translation, proof-reading and project management opportunities with the Rosetta Foundation
3. Write for Spunout
4. Train and Volunteer with Niteline
5. Volunteer in South Africa with Magis Ireland next July
6. Former separated children requiring peer tuition at third level
7. Volunteer for Citizen Application Support Services
8. Help Distribute Christmas Hampers this Saturday
9. 12 month Focus Ireland programme for Social Science Graduates
10. Italian Language Support for Inner City School students
11. Cloudthink: A student-led primary school maths tutoring initiative
12. Be a NYE Dublin Festival Volunteer
13. Be a student moderator on ProYouth.eu
14. Fighting Words seeks Writing Tutors
15. Volunteer in South Africa next June with Going Brown
16. Volunteer with Marriage Equality
17. Mentor a young person involved with Probation Service
18. Ozanam House summer projects 2013 need volunteers
19. Barretstown deadlines approaching!
20. Uganda volunteering - 3 week summer placements

  1. Volunteer at Jameson Dublin International Film Festival

Applications to Volunteer at the 11th Jameson Dublin International Film Festival are now open! Each year, film enthusiasts of all ages, occupations and nationalities, generously commit to staffing various departments and venues for the festival period. Volunteer teams work predominantly on the front line in our venues, but can also be found staffing the ticketing office, production and hospitality departments. So, if you love film, and have the availability then we would invite you to join in the adventure and help us celebrate one of Ireland’s leading cultural events. Apply online before January 18th at http://www.jdiff.com.

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  1. Opportunities with the Rosetta Foundation

The Rosetta Foundation is a volunteer-based charity supporting the translation needs of non-profit organisations around the world. We currently support 40 non-profit organisations in Ireland and abroad, including Special Olympics, Trócaire, Ruhama, the Community Eye Health Journal, Medicos del Mundo, and many more. We are looking for translators/proof-readers of all languages to volunteer their skills for NGO translation projects of their choice. Volunteers are also needed to assist with the project management of our volunteer translation projects. All volunteering can be done from home through our online Community Portal. Full training will be provided in our Dublin office before you start. To find out more about us, visit our website www.therosettafoundation.org or email info@therosettafoundation.org.

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  1. Write for SpunOut

SpunOut.ie is the most visited youth website in Ireland with thousands of visitors every day reading our many health & lifestyles articles... but we need more! Our site is written by young people between the ages of 16 and 25 for other young people. Christmas is approaching and we need lots of festive content to post to the site, are you a festive fanatic or a seasonal grinch? Write for us. We've a number of topics we need covering. At the same time, the window for filling out college and university applications is fast approaching. Whether you've been through it all or you're about to apply, why not share your experience with our readers? Write for us. We've lots of aspects of the application process which need to be covered. Interested? Email editor@spunout.ie to let us know what you'd like to write about.

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  1. Train and Volunteer with Niteline

Want to do something special in college? Niteline may be for you. Niteline is a student run listening service that provides confidential and non judgemental support 7 nights a week to the students of TCD, UCD, DCU, NCAD and RCSI. Our comprehensive training programme will equip volunteers with invaluable skills in attentive listening and open communication. Students who volunteer report that their time with Niteline has been one of the most eye-opening and fulfilling experiences they’ve had at college. All of our volunteers are required to remain anonymous which requires a unique form of commitment. If you think you may be suitable, download an application form at www.niteline.ie/the-volunteers.php.

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  1. Volunteer in South Africa in 2013 with Magis Ireland

Magis Ireland is a Jesuit organisation who works with young adults (18-35yrs) in social justice and faith activities. We have a long proud tradition of working together with volunteers in Africa, South America and Jamaica. This year we are inviting applicants for our South Africa short term  volunteering programme for two weeks next July.  You can make a difference in the lives of others while this programme also offers possibilities to develop personal and professional skills. You will be asked to raise €750, allocated to the host organisation and community and a percentage goes towards Magis Ireland’s cost incurred in setting up and running the programme. This does not include Orientation, Airfare or Accommodation. Read past volunteer’s stories on our website www.magisireland.com or contact Debbie for further details at debbie.moore@magisireland.com.

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  1. Former separated children require peer tuition at third level

A number of young adults who have come through the separated children seeking asylum process are now studying at third level and through Crosscare are accessing some peer support to help them with the following subjects: Software Development, electrical Engineering, Material Science, Research and Statistics. The students are available weekdays from 5.30 p.m., based at our premises at Upper Wellington Street, Dublin 7. If you have done well in these or similar subjects and might be in a position to help a fellow student reach their potential, contact volunteerunit@crosscare.ie to express your interest.

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  1. Volunteer for Citizen Application Support Services

The Citizenship Application Support Service (CASS) is an initiative of the New Communities Partnership funded by the Office for the Promotion of Migrant Integration. It is a free information and support service established in recognition of the need to promote greater understanding of the citizenship application process amongst immigrants. Volunteers provide the day-to-day citizenship information service support to immigrant clients. Interested and committed volunteers are needed to help in the fast expanding CASS. Volunteers would be required to give at least two days a week (Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10am-4pm) in our head office in Dublin 8 although it may be only one day a month and one day weekly in some of our outreach centres. To get involved, submit your CV to mernan@newcommunities.ie or contact the National Helpline on 01 6773887 for more details.

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  1. Irish Deaf Society needs shop volunteers in Phibsboro

The Irish Deaf Society is the National Association of the Deaf and has been in existence since 1981, unfortunately we receive no core government funding and in this hard economic climate we are struggling to survive. The IDS offer advocacy, education and support to the Deaf community through their preferred language Irish Sign Language. The shop on North Circular Road is one of the main fundraising operations and needs your help.For further information please text Janette at 086 785 1713 or Lorraine 086 413 7970.

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  1. 12 month Focus Ireland programme for Social Science Graduates

Focus Ireland operates a graduate recruitment programme that offers opportunities to college graduates to develop their skills and expertise in the area of social and community work. It is particularly suited to graduates of Social Science courses who are interested in gaining experience prior to returning to complete their masters in Social Care. Full training and a living allowance are provided. The programme runs from September to August every year and there are 14 places. The closing date for applications for the 2013/2014 programme is 15th February 2013. See http://www.focusireland.ie/ for details.

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  1. Italian Language Support for Inner City School students

For the last few years Trinity volunteers have worked with Larkin Community College (just off O'Connell St) to helped Leaving Certificate students with their oral Italian. The students have done well in their exams so the teacher has come back to us to see if any students or staff would be interested to have conversations in Italian with the Larkin Italian class of 2012. There are about 10 students taking Higher Level Italian in the school and who would like to avail of after school classes- most likely on Mondays from 3.45 to 4.45pm. The teacher will provide specific material and learning outcomes for each tutor to work on. The material will be relevant to the Leaving Certificate Exam which the students will sit in June 2012. If interested, email deniseanneobrien@yahoo.com.

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  1. Cloudthink: a student-led primary school maths tutoring initiative

Volunteers are needed with a competence in basic maths and an interest in teaching it. Volunteers will support primary school students in learning how to use www.khanacademy.org to supplement and enhance their maths education in collaboration with the teachers if participating primary schools. Volunteers will be expected to develop familiarity with the system in order to demonstrate to students and teachers how to use it most effectively. Induction and supervision will be provided from your volunteer leader. See www.cloudthink.ie to find out more and email patrick@cloudthink.ie to get involved.

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  1. Be a NYE Dublin Festival Volunteer

Here's one for those of you looking to do something a little different this New Years Eve- NYE Dublin 2013 NYE 2013 () will kick off The Gathering 2013 on New Years Eve with a number of events to mark the start of an exciting year here in Ireland. There are a number of fun opportunities for you: you could help making lanterns for the Peoples Procession of Light, or give information at the Countdown Concert featuring Imelda May and Bell X1 or assist staff in preparing the Fireworks Spectacular. These volunteer opportunities are in and around Dublin 2 will take place on 31st December from 5pm onwards.  Volunteers must commit to attend orientation training on either Thursday 27 December from 18:00 to 20:30 or on Saturday 29 December from 11:00 to 13:30 in Dublin City Centre Dublin. Apply online at www.nyedublin.ie.

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  1. Be a student moderator on ProYouth.eu

The ProYouth initiative, led by the TCD Counselling Service focuses on the promotion of health in young people aged 15 to 25, specifically related to healthy eating, body satisfaction, and eating disorders. The online platform offers various information and support modules to young people. Many young people prefer to seek support from peers than from parents or professionals and so ProYouth encourages participants to communicate with each other via the online platform (e.g. in the discussion forum or during group chats), to exchange thoughts and ideas around mental health and well being and to support each other when needed. For that reason, we are looking for motivated students from all over Ireland to get involved as volunteers with the ProYouth project. Learn more and apply online at www.proyouth.eu.

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  1. Fighting Words seeks Writing Tutors

Fighting Words is a creative writing centre, near Croke Park in Dublin 1. It is a big, bright, colourful place where school groups come in the mornings and afternoons to take part in a creative writing workshop. All workshops are free of charge. We need volunteers who enjoy working with young people in a relaxed and creative environment. Volunteering with us is flexible - there is no minimum time commitment. If interested please take a look at the website www.fightingwords.ie or call Jean at the office on (01) 894 4576. We would be delighted to hear from you!

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  1. Volunteer in South Africa with going Brown next June

Going Brown and our South African partner Tshulu Trust are organising a group volunteer project in HaMakuya, Limpopo from 15th June to 7th July 2013. Volunteers teach primary and secondary school students in fun environment. Participating volunteers will need to raise €2100 which covers development project costs, food & accommodation in comfortable safari tents, in-country transport, flights and costs associated with organisation, administration, project leadership & development education. Further information and application form available at www.goingbrown.org/volunteer or contact Oisin oconnoro@goingbrown.org.

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  1. Volunteer with Marriage Equality

Do you have 2 hours per fortnight to make a valuable contribution and work on one of the major civil rights issue of this generation? We’re looking for passionate and committed volunteers to help out on our phone lines, to mobilise supporters in the campaign for marriage equality. If you enjoy working as part of a team, want to be involved in grassroots mobilisation and have excellent communications skills and telephone manner, then this could be the volunteering opportunity for you! To find out more about volunteering with Marriage Equality, please contact Dawn at dawn@marriagequality.ie.

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  1. Le Chéile is recruiting mentors

We are eager to hear from Male and Female volunteers, aged 20 and over, to act as mentors in Dublin & Kildare.  A Le Chéile mentor is a role model, who works one to one with a young person or parent involved with the Probation Service.  Being a mentor involves meeting a young person or parent for 2-3 hours a week and can include trying new activities &  assisting with practical issues like accessing training or education.  We provide full training and an opportunity to gain real experience.If you are interested and can commit to one year’s volunteering, please email recruitment@lecheile.ie  for more information or an application pack or contact Claire on 0872016801. Training begins in Jan/Feb2013.

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  1. Ozanam House summer projects 2013 need volunteers

Friends Ozanam House Resource Centre is a community resource centre run by SVP based in Mountjoy Square. With two summer projects: one for 6-12 years (1st July-26th July) which will run Monday-Friday 10am - 4pm and the Summer Youth Service which works with 13-18 years (17th June-12th July) from Monday-Friday 12pm-5pm. All projects are activity based including Arts & Crafts, Cookery, Sports and games, swimming, photography and much more! Volunteers are encourages to be as involved in the projects as possible –the more you put in the more you get from the experience. If interested please contact Linda by email ozanamadmin@iol.ie.

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  1. Barretstown deadlines approaching

Barretstown is a specially-designed camp that provides Therapeutic Recreation programmes for children with serious illnesses and their families. Barretstown’s mission is to rebuild the lives of children affected by serious illness and their families. Every year Barretstown needs 700 volunteers who perform a key role in supporting and encouraging each child to take part in all aspects of camp, while making sure they’re safe and supervised at all times. Most importantly volunteers help the children have fun! Apply online at www.barretstown.org. The closing date for the Spring is the end Dec and Summer 25th Jan.

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  1. Uganda volunteering - 3 week summer placements

Nurture Africa is an Irish charity that exists to provide healthcare and education for vulnerable children in Uganda and is organising 3 week trips to work in Uganda during summer 2013. You can develop your personal qualities and professional skills, learn about a different culture and gain a new perspective on the world. Applicants must be at least 20 at commencement of placement and should be motivated, adaptable and enthusiastic. Placements are available for student nurses, teachers and general workers. Further information and application details are available at: www.nurtureafrica.ie/volunteer

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Last updated 8 October 2015 Civic Engagement (Email).