Volunteering Offers A Unique Insight On Cultures, On Life

Volunteer Melissa Scott, Zambia

Volunteering: Fully Immersed in Your Role, As Well As Your Community In 2018 Melissa Scott was a long-term Volunteer in Chilanga, a small town outside of Lusaka, Zambia, in a community school for orphaned and vulnerable children. Her official title is ‘Teacher Mentor’ but this included covering classes, teaching computer lessons, providing…

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Parish Appeals, and So Does Volunteering

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It’s The People That You Meet In Your Neighbourhood Since returning from my placement with VMM in Uganda in 2017, I have over the past two years had the opportunity to assist VMM with some Parish Appeals. Initially when asked, I must confess, I was somewhat reluctant; being a member…

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Early Days: An Extract from the Book ‘VMM Stories’

Volunteer Marie O'Meara Kenya 1971

In this, VMM’s 50th anniversary year, we will be serialising some of the personal insights and tales of adventure from volunteers over the years, which have been captured in the ‘VMM Stories’ book, launched at our commemorative, Gala dinner in Dublin last September. A second commemorative event is due in September this year, in Liverpool, with more information to follow. In the…

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Insights of a Community Worker, in Western Kenya

Andrew Mbita facilitating KAP Conflict Prevention

A Shared Insight from a VMM International Volunteer in the Field Joseph Masika Mutunga is a long-term volunteer with the Volunteer Mission Movement. His role, as Management Mentor, is supporting community organisations to strengthen their internal systems at governance, operational and management levels, in order to achieve optimum efficiency and sustainability.…

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‘VMM Stories’ Launches!

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A momentous occasion and wonderful celebration for all those involved with VMM over the years: the launch of Eilís McDonald’s VMM Stories and the associated story telling was a captivating event that brought to life the journeys of so many years ago. The audience was spell bound when Edwina began her presentation and took us back…

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Pancake Party in Lodwar

Three volunteers enjoying pancakes

VMM volunteer Eilis continues her blog: Its Ash Wednesday here in Lodwar, same as it is everyplace else! But ours has been a splendid day so far. At 7.15am we started getting large drops of rain and soon we had a 20 minute long strong drizzle. I had been awake…

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A day in the life of a VM

Eating jack fruit

Marcelo, a VM working on a project with VMM Partner OBAAT in Hoima. western Uganda, reflects on his experiences: Working in Hoima I wake up at 07:00 in morning to go to the toilet which is a pit latrine. And for those who do not know, the pit latrine has…

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Human Trafficking in the Courtroom with HAART

Human Rights and Advocacy Volunteer Blog

VMM International Working with Human Rights and Advocacy Partner Organisations: VMM International delivers an array of international development and volunteering projects, including in human rights and advocacy, many being funded by Misean Cara, working with our partner organisations in countries in the Global South. Founded in 2010 by a passionate group of…

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