VMM’s new Charity Shop in Southport

With a Grand Opening in December, VMM launched its new charity shop at 8 Bold Street in Southport. This is a new venture that the staff and volunteers transformed from a previous shoe shop in Southport. The team worked continuously for four weeks to open after major refurbishment. Thanks to all…

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My Volunteer trip to Uganda – Louise Dobinson

Shocked is an understatement when I told my family and friends that I was going to be volunteering in Uganda for four weeks. I was constantly asked why, with many people fearing for my safety. In my eyes, experiencing a new culture as well as engaging in community development was…

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VMM Prepares for Short Term Projects 2017!

VMM offer a wide variety of short term volunteer experiences in Africa with our partners in 2017. We are offering an exciting opportunity to volunteer in Kampala, Uganda next summer for four weeks. Groups of 8-10 volunteers will take part in teaching assistance at local primary schools in the Nansana area; this will…

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How to do re-entry badly

Our International Programme Manager Louise recently wrote an article for the Lay Mission Union of Ireland’s quarterly newsletter. In it, she bares all about her experiences dealing with re-entry into European life after 5 years living in Uganda. I’m a big advocate for ‘good’ re-entry. For making the absolute best…

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My First Ugandan Experience

Joanne Mulligan writes: September 2016: It’s been just over two weeks since I returned home from volunteering in Uganda, and I am still trying to recover and process it all. I find it hard to describe my experience when people ask ‘Well, how was it?’ Where to even begin! I…

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VMM are looking for a volunteer fundraising coordinator!

We are keen to find a fundraising coordinator who will work in a voluntary capacity to support the work of our International Office, based in Dublin 1. The role will involve: Organising fundraising activities such as sponsored or promotional events, prize draws and street collections Recruiting and coordinating the work…

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Phoebe Pennington in Uganda

In her blog Phoebe writes: “I was volunteering with VMM and we were extra hands within two primary schools. In one we facilitated some outdoor P.E sessions and in the other we helped with informal English sessions to boost the children’s English and dialogue.” follow this link to Phoebe’s blog…

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