Volunteering Offers A Unique Insight On Cultures, On Life

Volunteering: Fully Immersed in Your Role, As Well As Your Community In 2018 Melissa Scott was a long-term Volunteer in Chilanga, a small town outside of Lusaka, Zambia, in a community school for orphaned and vulnerable children. Her official title is ‘Teacher Mentor’ but this included covering classes, teaching computer lessons, providing…

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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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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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‘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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Human Trafficking in the Courtroom with HAART

VMM International Working with Human Rights and Advocacy Partner Organisations: VMM International delivers an array of international development and volunteering projects, including in human rights and advocacy, many being funded by Misean Cara, working with our partner organisations in countries in the Global South. Founded in 2010 by a passionate group of…

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Teaching ICT Skills Goes A Long Way

Education and Skills in International Development: By teaching ICT at two schools in Zambia, VMM volunteer, Melissa Scott, learned an important lesson about international development – that people education and skills to make proper use of their resources. Read her story below: When I heard that the Zambian school where…

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VMM International Resilience Building Projects in Malawi

Sustainable Living in Malawi: One of the main aims behind VMM’s mission is to strengthen resilience in communities faced by the daily challenges of living in Sub-Saharan Africa, made more difficult by the disproportionate effects of climate change, on the global south. VMM helps communities by combining their strengths to rise to these…

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Computers in Chilanga

By teaching ICT at two schools in Zambia, VMM volunteer Melissa Scott has learned an important lesson about international development – that people need education and skills to make proper use of their resources. When I heard that the Zambian school where I was going to be working had an…

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