We take a look at the times Irish volunteers made a difference around the world over the last 50 years.
News and stories
One look at the news these days shows that our world needs informed, insightful, rational debate more than ever. Become a Concern Debates adjudicator to support the next generation to bring it on!
2016 was a fraught year. Dramatic international events – from ongoing crisis in Syria, terrorist attacks and climate change to unprecedented political upheaval in the USA and UK – left many of us at a loss. We felt powerless and small in the face of hate speech, conflict, fake news and division. As individuals, we can’t solve geopolitical crises, but we can carve out spaces of peace and positivity – in ourselves, our homes and our communities. Here are just a few tips for nourishing ourselves and our world in 2017.
Some of our most dedicated volunteers from around Ireland gathered in Concern's Dublin offices for the recent Concern Volunteer Awards ceremony. We took the opportunity to speak to them about why they give so much of themselves to volunteering.