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24 August 2007
Irish volunteers now ready for deployment overseas 
The Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr Dermot Ahern TD, and the Minister of State for Overseas Development, Mr Michael Kitt TD met today with volunteer members of Ireland's Rapid Response Corps – recently established to provide a pool of seasoned technical experts to be deployed in humanitarian emergencies.   Read article
From: ReliefWeb
More about: Infrastructure
06 February 2007
Ireland launches disaster volunteering programme 
Dublin, Ireland: Ireland today launched the Rapid Response Corps programme to fill gaps in emergency disaster relief and calls on highly skilled professionals to volunteer for humanitarian operations in "challenging" situations.   Read article
05 December 2006
Ireland launches redesigned volunteer site 
Dublin, Ireland: Volunteer Centres Ireland (VCI) launched a new web site that makes volunteering in the country easier, Read article
More about: ICT  Infrastructure
27 June 2006
New publication addresses issues cultural diversity in volunteering  
The publication, "Diversify! Encouraging Cultural Diversity in Volunteering in Ireland", is aimed at organizations who wish to respond to the increasing numbers of people from different cultural backgrounds and countries who are seeking to volunteer in Ireland.

Published by the Volunteering Ireland VOLT Network, it outlines the benefits and barriers to cultural diversity in volunteering and gives practical advice for increasing the diversity of volunteers. The publication also provides profiles of countries where potential volunteers originate and outlines related issues for organizations.

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More about: Infrastructure
01 December 2005
Vol_nteering...the only thing missing is U by Stuart Garland
To mark IVD, Volunteering Ireland, will officially launch its new web site This provides opportunities for individuals who wish to devote some of their precious spare time to voluntary work. At the same time, non-profit organizations can make use of this pool of people to undertake much-needed, short-term work. The service is brokered by Volunteering Ireland.  Read article
From: Volunteering Ireland
More about: Advocacy

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