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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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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Journey to Uganda

An Unexpected Party When the sister comes in explaining we have been invited for a meal with the priests, all sorts run through your head. How should I act? What is appropriate to wear? Is it a formal or informal occasion? So we head over with one of the Sister’s…

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