Parish Appeals, and So Does Volunteering

It’s The People That You Meet In Your Neighbourhood Since returning from my placement with VMM in Uganda in 2017, I have over the past two years had the opportunity to assist VMM with some Parish Appeals. Initially when asked, I must confess, I was somewhat reluctant; being a member…

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Early Days: An Extract from the Book ‘VMM Stories’

In this, VMM’s 50th anniversary year, we will be serialising some of the personal insights and tales of adventure from volunteers over the years, which have been captured in the ‘VMM Stories’ book, launched at our commemorative, Gala dinner in Dublin last September. A second commemorative event is due in September this year, in Liverpool, with more information to follow. In the…

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Call for New Trustees to the Board of VMM International

Why Be a Trustee of VMM International  VMM International is a Volunteer Mission Movement and international development organisation with 50 years of experience sending professional volunteers on mission to partner organisations in communities around the world. A faith-based organisation, founded in 1969 with the objective of offering lay missionary opportunities to non-clerical…

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VMM International Continuing to Safeguard and Protect Children

VMM International’s Safeguarding & Protection Programme The VMM International Safeguarding & Protection Programme and the work of Safeguarding Manager, Lucy Monari, and Positive Discipline Programme Volunteer, Eilís McDonald, continue to spread and support safeguarding training and activities, creating awareness and protecting the rights of children and vulnerable adults, at community level through our network…

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Insights of a Community Worker, in Western Kenya

A Shared Insight from a VMM International Volunteer in the Field Joseph Masika Mutunga is a long-term volunteer with the Volunteer Mission Movement. His role, as Management Mentor, is supporting community organisations to strengthen their internal systems at governance, operational and management levels, in order to achieve optimum efficiency and sustainability.…

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Journey to Uganda

An Unexpected Party When the sister comes in explaining we have been invited for a meal with the priests, all sorts run through your head. How should I act? What is appropriate to wear? Is it a formal or informal occasion? So we head over with one of the Sister’s…

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‘VMM Stories’ Launches!

A momentous occasion and wonderful celebration for all those involved with VMM over the years: the launch of Eilís McDonald’s VMM Stories and the associated story telling was a captivating event that brought to life the journeys of so many years ago. The audience was spell bound when Edwina began her presentation and took us back…

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Lessons Learned from Mission Sunday

Reflecting on the celebration of World Mission Sunday, VMM is reminded of the value and joy that mission brings to the world. Without you, our kind, caring and extremely generous donors and volunteers, God’s overwhelming love could not reach those in need! Here are a few of the lessons and…

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