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VSI March Bulletin 2015
Volunteer Now! There are over 500 projects in over 40 countries currently available in the International Project DatabaseThere will be 700-800 projects available in mid March. 
This year you could assist with an archaeological dig on the island of Majorca; carry out environmental work on an eco farm in Slovakia; Assisting with the Just Festival in Edinburgh which seeks to awaken the heart of Peace and solidarity through intercultural performances and displays of theatre, music and dance; Maintenance work at a former Nazi training centre now a Red Cross museum + study on international human rights in Germany.

Info Event on Volunteering
with VSI Thursday 19th March Dublin 6.30-8pm (more details on Facebook)
Come along to VSI's Volunteering Info Event on 
Thursday 19th March at 6.30pm in Dublin (more details of venue etc on Facebook) to find out about the wide range of International Volunteer Projects in over 50 countries worldwide. All the volunteer projects enable people from Ireland to assist with a wide variety of projects of benefit to local communities and voluntary organisations. If you would like to attend or get more details - just email VSI
VSI seeks Project Coordinators for Irish projects 2015

We need Volunteer Project Coordinators for a number of our projects from June to August, including environmental projects in Killarney National Park, Callan Co. Kilkenny and Glebe House in Co. Down. The role involves volunteering with the group, helping the volunteers settle in, helping to organise the group on a daily basis, developing and supporting good group dynamics, promoting intercultural exchange and helping to organise free-time activities. You will get to know the international volunteers and the host organisation and develop your leadership skills. A free training seminar is planned for May and support is provided by VSI throughout the projects.  More details

VSI Volunteer & Members’ Weekend in Wicklow - 21-22 March 2015 places available

VSI is hosting a weekend for our members, volunteers, activists and others who are interested in our work and in getting involved in VSI. The weekend will take place in Knockree near the village of Enniskerry in CountyWicklow. We have a full programme of events over the weekend including a hill walk in the beautiful hills, have speakers and debates on topical issues, make a visit to the Glencree Centre for Reconciliation or Knocksink Woods nearby (both hosted VSI projects in the past) and of course a social for the Saturday night. Costs: €40.00 includes accommodation, evening meal, breakfast and bed linen).
More details 

VHI Women’s Mini Marathon Monday 1st June VSI runners needed
Get your training shoes ready and join the VSI team at the Women’s Mini Marathon in June. We are hoping to have 25 runners (at least) running on behalf of VSI and raising much needed funds to support our projects and programme during 2015. If you would like to join the VSI team, then contact Tom at the VSI office for sponsorship cards etc. 
You will need to register soon as the closing date is 187h April!  
Get in touch with Hilary at for more details

Glebe House 40th Anniversary Workcamp 1-11 June 2015

VSI has been working with Glebe House in Strangford, Co. Down since they opened in 1975. They are celebrating 40 years this year. They are hosting 2 workcamps including a special 40th Anniversary project in June. Later on in August they will host a seminar on the themes of Community Relations, Conflict Resolution and Northern Ireland & World Politics. More details later.


VSI Archives Action Day Sat 7 March 2015 11am -3.30pm – 6-8 volunteers needed

We have set up an Archives Action Day to get the VSI archives (reports; press cuttings; photos; newsletters etc) into shape for our 50 years celebration. This will greatly assist us in the VSI Digital History Project – Contact Tom at VSI for more details.

Join VSI – become a member again!
We would be happy if you could renew your VSI membership. This will enable you to keep up to date with VSI events, projects and news.
You may also be interested in our new Life Membership for a fee of €300.00 which will enable you to be kept up to date with VSI events and projects for the next 50 years!  More details
Would you like to learn more about peace?

– Try the Free VSI/SCI online 'Peace Messenger' course 4 March – 4 April
Share thoughts about peace with like-minded people from different countries/backgrounds, start facilitating sessions about peace yourself for example with VSI volunteers or online.  The course is held through weekly skype-meetings on Wednesdays at 1pm CET (12pm mid-day in Ireland) starting on 4 March, with small assignments in between. If you are interested please contact Masha in VS:I ivp @vsi.

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