Volunteers can Change the World

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International Volunteer Day, which is this Saturday 5th December, is a global day where we celebrate volunteers and say thank you for their hard work. This year we need to go beyond that and recognise their invaluable contribution to society not just in Ireland but globally.

Ireland Number One in Europe for Volunteering: Let’s Aim for Number One in the World

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World Giving Index

The latest World Giving Index by the Charities Aid Foundation has been published and Kerry Volunteer Centre has welcomed its ranking of Ireland as number one in Europe in terms of volunteering time and seventh globally.

The Lobbying Act and Your Organisation

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Kerry Volunteer Centre is concerned that many voluntary and community groups in Kerry are unaware of the Regulation of Lobbying Act 2015 which came into effect on 1st September 2015.

Kerry charities ‘Register’ interest in transparency

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The challenges and genuine opportunities offered by the new Charities Regulatory Authority (CRA) were the focus of conversation in Kerry charity circles last week.

It’s Time to Thank Volunteer Managers

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On the occasion of International Volunteer Managers Day, Thursday the 5th of November, Kerry Volunteer Centre would like to acknowledge and highlight the efforts of Volunteer Managers in Kerry.

Thinking of Volunteering?

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Joining a community or voluntary organisation can seem a little overwhelming but the key is it to sit back, listen, ask questions and most importantly not to panic- that's the advice from Liz Fenton, Manager of the Maine Valley Resource Centre.

Volunteer Management - What's it all about

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Volunteer Management

The roles of a Volunteer Manager can be varied depending on your organisation's size, volunteer needs and the organisation's resources. Volunteer management in its essence is about recruiting, supporting, supervising and motivating volunteers.  As such a Volunteer Manager requires specific skills that fortunately can be nurtured and learnt!