Immersion – Two Short Term Volunteers’ Reflections in Anecdotes | Culture Shock, Volunteering & International Development

The Volunteer Missionary Movement (VMM) matches the best opportunities between our overseas partner organisations’ needs and those of our volunteers through our Long Term (1 year+) Volunteer Programme and Short Term (4 weeks to 6 months) Volunteer Programme. We have been placing volunteers to serve, learn and share with marginalised…

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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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A Volunteer’s Reflection on Volunteering and an Unequal World

A Volunteer’s Thanks to Those of You Who Donate to Facilitate Life-Affirming Exchanges and Volunteering Experiences VMM International short-term volunteer, Phoebe Pennington, reflects on her experience in Uganda, the excitement of volunteering, the insights and how important it is to connect with, and convey this to, others. This is especially…

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A Father-Daughter Team in Kenya!

Jerry and Liz, a father and daughter team, went on a VMM Short Term Volunteer placment in July 2017 for 4 weeks. They volunteered in teaching and organic farming with VMM partner organisation Justice and Mercy, a community based organisation working to support the vulnerable people in Homa Bay country,…

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