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VLM

Work St Peters Parish Offices New Cabra Road Phibsboro Dublin 7 Ireland Work Phone: 01 8102570 / 087 1397069 Website: http://www.vlm.ie

Biography

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Mission Statement

VLM aims to support the building of a future for those most in need in the poorest areas of Ethiopia. We also aim to highlight the global issues of poverty and to support action for change. VLM are committed to providing placements for volunteers to immerse themselves in projects where a sharing of skills and learning can take place.

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Notes

Country
Ireland

Is Irish
Yes

Non Profit
Yes

Organisation Type
Short-term/Intercultural

Age Requirements
The minimum age 20. There is no maximum age, but certification of fitness to travel is necessary for all.

Language Requirements

English

Disability Access
Depends on placement; contact organisation for further details.
Education Requirement
We recruit professional people of all ages, from a range of backgrounds. Transferable skills and previous voluntary work are helpful.

Other Requirements
VLM welcomes volunteers who Volunteers are required to attend the VLM training weekend, be Garda vetted, provide references and be flexible and adaptable in their placement.

Application Procedure
Download our application form from http://www.vlm.ie, or contact the office on 01 8102570/ 087 1397069 or email info@vlm.ie . Once the completed form has been received VLM will be in touch. We recruit and send volunteers year-round. Garda vetting, reference checks and pre-departure training follows a successful interview.

Cost
€3000 covers flights, accommodation, food, inoculations, insurance, vetting, internal travel and pre-departure training.

Benefits
As well as the above, working closely within the community in a safe environment.

Work Individually/In Teams
Both.

Code Of Practice
Signatory to the Comhlámh Code of Good Practice

Volunteer Charter
A written contract with volunteer. Promotes the Comhlámh Volunteer Charter.

In Country Support
Yes, available full-time

Pre Programme Training
The VLM office is accessible to volunteers at all times, contact with previous volunteers is facilitated and the pre-departure training weekend takes place over 2-3 days.

Post-Programme Debriefing
Yes.

Contact with Returned Volunteers
Yes.

Location
Africa

Countries
Ethiopia

Activities
Agriculture
Capacity Building
Children/Young People
Community Development
Disability/Special Needs
Education
Women
Other
Administration Management

Duration
1-3 Months
4-6 Months

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St Peters Parish Offices New Cabra Road Dublin 7 Ireland

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