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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Short term volunteers leave Uganda today

  Today our  Uganda teaching project volunteers are reluctantly leaving Uganda for the journey back to the UK. Louise, Phoebe and Joanne have had 4 weeks living in Africa helping develop schools in the local community. All of our volunteers have thoroughly enjoyed their experience and feel they have gained…

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VMM growing small business in Kenya

Currently VMM is working with 9 project partners in Kenya in both urban and rural areas. These include Dioceses, Religious Congregations and Community Development Organisations who are all working at grassroots level with those who are marginalised, in many ways, to promote integral human development.   VMM personnel are involved…

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Simon sums up his first three months volunteering in Malawi

Simon and Bridgett on a boat on Lake Chilwa

Simon is a VMM volunteer teaching in a secondary school in Sitima, Malawi. Here he reports his experiences of the first three months. I came on November the 21st from an extremely cold England into the searing heat of the warm heart of Africa as Malawi is sometimes called. Heat is definitely an abiding…

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OBAAT helps 200 more children go to school

Group of school children

“Kyakagunga Primary is a community school 47km along Fort Portal – Kamwenge road near the edge of Kibale National Park, Kamwenge District, Western Uganda. The land for the school was donated by Kyakagunga Catholic Church, but the school is open to everyone, regardless of religion. It is in a very…

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Short-term volunteer projects offer variety

Volunteer with children

VMM’s short term programme is launching this year programmes beginning in Uganda and Malawi. Current project leaders have been busy organising projects with overseas partners to begin as soon as November. Additional projects will begin in early 2016. The new initiative will allow volunteers of all ages to work directly alongside…

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