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New Irish Aid initiative aims to attract more skilled and experienced people, especially retired civil servants, to volunteer overseas

Recent graduate Kate Doyle volunteered with Suas at the Betberia School in Kolkata, India

Sat, Oct 12, 2013, 11:00

   

A new initiative to assist Irish people to volunteer in the developing world will be unveiled by Minister for Trade and Development Joe Costello today at an information event in Dublin. The plan aims to attract more skilled and experienced people, especially retired civil servants, to volunteer overseas. An online register to match potential volunteers to the most suitable placements is being set up, while greater support will be provided to volunteers working in developing countries.

In today’s Weekend Review, we asked three Irish people who have recently volunteered abroad about their experiences.

The volunteering fair is taking place at the Irish Aid information centre on O’Connell Street in Dublin today, from 11am to 4pm; See www.irishaid.ie for more information.

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