Launch of “We Volunteer!”

Open Invitation to all staff & students


18th January 2011

An Exhibition of Irish Higher Education Student Volunteering

National Library of Ireland
Monday January 24th
5:30 – 7:30

I am delighted to invite you to the launch of “We Volunteer!” an exhibition of Student Volunteering in Ireland to mark the European Year of Volunteering 2011. Higher Education institutions from across Ireland have come together in developing this exhibition to recognise the tremendous contribution which student volunteers make to the lives of communities and to inspire their peers to take up the challenge. “We Volunteer!” is sponsored by Campus Engage, the national network for the promotion of civic engagement within Irish higher education.

Guest speakers on the evening are Marian Harkin MEP and Michael King, Founder of Suas, Senior Research Officer for International Development at the Institute of International Integration Studies, TCD.

Venue: National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street, Dublin 2
Time & Date: 5.30 to 7.30pm on the evening of Monday January 24th

The extent and persity of student volunteering in Ireland is phenomenal. This exhibition showcases the work of students from twenty Higher Education Institutions across Ireland with perse organisations ranging from the DIT SVP Society in DIT, to the Christina Noble Foundation in Vietnam, to Chrysalis Community Drug Project in Dublin, from the Galway Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, to community enterprise in Belfast, from peer mentoring programmes in Limerick and Cork, to Karate coaching in Newry. Further information on the exhibition is available online at


Ross O Neill, (vice chair of the DIT SVP Society) a 3rd Year Computing student from Ballycrogue, County Carlow, who will be representing DIT

Further information

Click here to view the programme which will be available on the night

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