Blog posts about Volunteering
Raising awareness around disability
"The people here are incredibly kind and gracious and welcoming. Volunteering with VSO – I would highly recommend it."
A new sense of what's important in life
A typical day in the life of IT specialist Mark Kelly from Dublin who is currently volunteering with VSO Ireland in Ethiopia.
"One of the best decisions I have made!"
Helen O'Flinn is working in Kampala, Uganda. We asked her to describe her experiences so far and tell us a bit about her placement.
Five minutes with... Dr Mary McCauley, Ethiopia
Dr. Mary McCauley is a speciality trainee in her fifth year of training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, working in Altnagelvin Area Hospital in Northern Ireland. In September, she will be embarking on the experience of a lifetime with VSO.
Life as a midwife trainer in Ethiopia
Jacqueline McAuley has spent the last six months volunteering as a midwife trainer in Ethiopia. This is her story.
Three months on...
Adrienne Harrington from Dublin speaks about her first three months as a VSO volunteer, and the challenges and rewards to date.
Five minutes with... Jennifer Ryan, Human Resources Adviser, India
Limerick girl Jennifer Ryan, who is currently working as a VSO volunteer in India, chats about her placement as a human resources adviser in Orissa.
Giving something back in retirement
When early marriage and family put limits on her travels, Mary Duggan put volunteering on the back burner – until she decided to retire. Here she tells us her story.
Massive rewards on placement in Sierra Leone
"In low-resource settings, it’s possible to make a big impact quickly."