UCD midwifery student Martha Baker-Kenny with children at Kisiizi Hospital, Uganda.

Since 1985, the United Nations has set aside December 5th as a day to honour volunteering, from the local to the global. Research published thi(...)

A worker at a Paris salon’s presentation on ethical fashion, featuring environmentally-friendly T-shirts made of organic cotton and toxic-free dyes, each conveying a political or artistic message. Photograph: Stephane de Sakutin/AFP/Getty Images

Slow food is now an accepted part of the foodie lexicon but “slow fashion” has yet to catch on to the same extent. Perhaps the concept of “fast fashio(...)

Catherine from Nurture Africa, bricklaying as part of a volunteer team building a house in Uganda.

Irish Aid is to launch an initiative to encourage a more diverse range of people to volunteer for development projects abroad.The scheme will be targe(...)

Sara McMurray with  pupils in southeast Rajasthan, India. Students constituted 40 per cent of all volunteers from Ireland last year, while employed people made up 44 per cent, a new report reveals

The Irish have a long history of working in the developing world, but the typical overseas volunteer in 2013 is much more likely to be a student(...)

Food aid arriving in Somalia. An estimated 4,500 people participated in voluntary programmes in 2012, according to a survey to be published today by Comhlámh, an organisation for development workers.

Ireland’s philanthropic spirit is continuing to thrive despite its economic difficulties, with the majority of Irish volunteer sending agencies report(...)