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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