16 Ways to Support VSI

GET INVOLVED IN ONE OF THE ACTIVE WORKING GROUPS WHICH HELP TO RUN THE VARIOUS VSI PROGRAMMES


1. INTERNATIONAL VOLUNTEER PROJECTS GROUP: HELPS T0 COORDINATE THE IVP PROJECTS IN IRELAND; SENDS VOLUNTEERS TO EUROPE, JAPAN, AUSTRALIA AND NORTH AMERICA; ORGANISES PREPARATION AND EVALUATION WORKSHOPS FOR VOLUNTEERS

  • YOU COULD HELP WITH THE PREPARATION AND EVALUATION WORKSHOPS FOR THE VOLUNTEERS
  • VISIT PROJECTS AROUND IRELAND TO WELCOME AND MEET VOLUNTEERS AND EVALUATE THE PROJECTS
  • FIND NEW PROJECTS FOR VSI


2. TEENAGE WORKING GROUP HELPS TO COORDINATE THE INVOLVEMENT OF 50-60 SOCIALLY EXCLUDED YOUNG PEOPLE IN LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL PROJECTS.

  • BECOME AN ADULT LEADER AND HELP OUT WITH WEEKEND PROJECTS, IRISH BASED PROJECTS AND INTERNATIONAL YOUTH EXCHANGES;
  • JOIN THE WORKING GROUP AND HELP ORGANISE FUNDRAISERS, LOGISTICS AND PROMOTION OF THE PROGRAMME


3. DEVELOPMENT EDUCATION GROUP -HELPS TO COORDINATE THE VSI PROGRAMMES TO AFRICA, ASIA AND LATIN AMERICA -ORGANISES PREPARATION AND EVALUATION WORKSHOPS FOR VOLUNTEERS

  • YOU COULD HELP WITH THE PREPARATION PROGRAMME FOR OUTGOING VOLUNTEERS
  • YOU COULD HELP WITH HOSTING PROGRAMME FOR INCOMING VOLUNTEERS FROM AFRICA, ASIA AND LATIN AMERICA


4. DUBLIN LOCAL GROUP HELPS WITH A PAINTING AND DECORATING PROGRAMME FOR PEOPLE LIVING IN POOR HOUSING CONDITIONS IN DUBLIN CITY

  • BECOME A VOLUNTEER WITH THE DUBLIN LOCAL GROUP

 

5. SET UP A VSI GROUP IN YOUR AREA

6. MARKETING GROUP - LOOKS AT DIFFERENT WAYS OF PROMOTING VSI - YOU COULD HELP BY -

  • PUTTING UP POSTERS IN YOUR WORKPLACE/COLLEGE
  • LINKING YOUR FACEBOOK PAGE TO THE VSI ONE
  • GIVING A TALK ON YOUR VOLUNTEERING EXPERIENCE TO STUDENTS/COLLEAGUES
  • HELPING WITH VSI STANDS AT VOLUNTEER FAIS, COLLEGES, FESTIVALS etc
  • SEND US IN SOME GOOD PHOTOS FROM YOUR VOLUNTEER PROJECT FOR OUR WEBPAGE + FACEBOOK
  • WRITE A SHORT ARTICLE FOR THE VSI WEBSITE +A LOCAL NEWSLETTER/MAGAZINE ON YOUR VOLUNTEERING EXPERIENCES
  • HELP WITH DESIGN OF NEXT YEARS BOOK OF PROJECTS
  • DESIGN A COLOURFUL T SHIRT FOR VSI

7. FUNDRAISING EVENTS -

  • SUPPORT VSI EVENTS
  • HELP TO ORGANISE EVENTS IN YOUR AREA