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Celebrate the European Solidarity Corps on International Volunteer Day

Thu, Oct 24th, 2019

Thursday 5 December is International Volunteer Day, a unique chance to honour the contribution of volunteers to their communities. It’s also the perfect day to celebrate the organisations all over Ireland that work with international volunteers through the European Solidarity Corps!

Whether your organisation hosts or sends European Solidarity Corps volunteers, we want to help you mark this important day with fun events that bring together volunteers, staff and the wider community. We will send you a free ESC International Volunteer Day pack with conversation cards, flags and promotional items to share. If you want to host something bigger, we will offer you €300 to help with your event!

You could host a coffee morning highlighting volunteers’ contribution to your organisation; bring together partners to discuss the impact on the community; make a video capturing the impact of having international volunteers in your organisation; or dream up your own ideas to celebrate how international volunteers contribute to your work.

To receive an ESC International Volunteer Day pack, email Suzanne Kavanagh with your organisation details by 13 November.

To apply for the €300 grant, complete the ESC International Volunteer Day Event Application Form form and email it to Suzanne by 13 November.

Please note that organisations must hold a European Solidarity Corps Quality Label to apply.