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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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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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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