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Read some of the UL Student Volunteer experiences here. If you have or are volunteering we would love to hear from you, email pva@ul.ie with your experience. 

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Volunteering Safely During COVID-19
30/03/2020 - Volunteering Safely During COVID-19

Student Opportunities Festival 29th June - 5th July
16/06/2020 - A free, online conference for the people in student media, fundraising, volunteering, societies and sport.

Student Volunteering Working Group statement of commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion in all areas of work
12/06/2020 - The Student Volunteering Working Group would like to publicly reaffirm our commitment in elevating equality and inclusion for all student volunteers.

Your Parish Church Needs YOU!
11/06/2020 - Great volunteering opportunity to get involved with local community

Community Partner Survey
10/06/2020 - 4 Minutes - Short Survey

Student Volunteering During COVID-19
05/06/2020 - Student Volunteering During COVID-19

The Wheel Virtual Summit Series
05/06/2020 - Series of distinguished guests offered insights into the past, the present, and the future of the charity sector

Tips and Templates from Volunteer Ireland on Volunteering
27/05/2020 - Now is a great time to get ready and make sure you have everything in place for your volunteers when you restart!

COVID-19 2020 PRESIDENT’S VOLUNTEER AWARD
23/05/2020 - A new once-off COVID-19 2020 PVA is available to all student volunteering on COVID19 volunteer initiatives

UL Student Volunteer Emilio Burke
20/05/2020 - 'I heard about the PVA through a friend in UL and thought it was a beneficial initiative. The PVA pushed me to get more involved in my community and further afield.'

UL Buddy Programme 20/21
19/05/2020 - Are you interested in becoming an UL buddy volunteer for the Autumn 2020 semester?

UL Student Volunteer Emer Kelly
19/05/2020 - 'I would encourage everyone and anyone to volunteer for something they are passionate about as it is such a rewarding feeling to help people in need!' 

UL Student Volunteer Jerome Gibson
18/05/2020 - 'St John Ambulance is an organisation that offers a wide range of opportunities in an environment where I can gain skills and experience in an area that I am passionate about.'

UL Student Aoife Noonan
15/05/2020 - 'This goes to show that you can volunteer or fundraise from anywhere at anytime even during a pandemic when the help is especially needed.'

UL Student Conor Walsh
14/05/2020 - 'I found my volunteering opportunity very rewarding as I felt that I had an almost direct impact helping with the students’ education.'

UL Student Volunteer Aisling Scanlon
12/05/2020 - 'It is important to help each other out during these times and a helping hand can make a big difference to many organisations and services.'

New COVID-19 Support Scheme for Community & Voluntary Organisations, Charities and Social Enterprises announced
10/05/2020 - Covid19 Scheme will help alleviate funding challenges faced by organisations most in need.

UL Student Volunteer Jane Doohan
01/05/2020 - 'I followed in the tradition of all the great women in my family and offered my services to The North Louth Hospice'

7 Tips for Assignment Success
29/04/2020 - Student Engagement & Success Unit at UL have compiled a number of tips for students

UL Student Volunteer Sarah Talty
29/04/2020 - 'We all have a bit more free time on our hands and it will be great to look back and realise we used this time to help make a difference.'

Community Call
17/04/2020 - A National Volunteer Initiative during COVID-19

Covid-19 Community related Funding
14/04/2020 - COVID-19 Community Based Funding Opportunities

Gaisce At Home
01/04/2020 - Extraordinary Times Call For Extraordinary Measures

Club Together - Calling University of Limerick Students
31/03/2020 - National Volunteer Initiative during COVID-19

Student Volunteering Report 2019
30/03/2020 - Student Volunteering Report 2019

COVID-19 quarantine information
24/03/2020 - Have a look at the COVID-19 quarantine information published by St. Charles County!

Courtyard Sleep Out
11/03/2020 - Protest with UL Student Life!

COVID - 19 Washing your hands correctly
10/03/2020 - Follow these steps to prevent the horrible corona virus from spreading!

How Volunteering is a Great Career Move for Students
06/03/2020 - 5 ways in which becoming a volunteer can help your career

Universities and IOTs Celebrate the Achievements of their Student Volunteers on World Volunteer Day 2019
05/12/2019 - Limerick students recognised for volunteering efforts

How university students are ‘giving back’ to their communities
05/12/2019 - University volunteer programmes can help students connect with the wider community — but an on-campus volunteering culture must be created to inspire young people to get involved

WATCH: UL students talking about their volunteering experience
05/11/2019 - UL students volunteer in the community

WATCH: Dr Vicky Phelan’s inspiring speech at this years PVA Ceremony
05/11/2019 - 9th Annual PVA Ceremony

UL students contribute 30,000 voluntary hours to more than 80 charities and organisations
15/10/2019 - 9th Annual PVA Ceremony

Quick Step by Step Guide on setting up your volunteering opportunities
02/09/2019 - Design your volunteering role in line with best practice!

Explore your interests through volunteering at the University of Limerick
02/09/2019 - Become a volunteer and apply for a President's Volunteer Award

Community Partners Briefing
27/08/2019 - The first briefing with community partners n UL

Congratulations to all 2019 UL Graduates
26/08/2019 - From everyone in the PVA Team, congratulations to each and every UL Student who is receiving their graduation this year.

Congratulations on CAO Results from UL PVA Office
15/08/2019 - Congratulations to everyone receiving their CAO offers this evening, from the PVA Team.

Novas Annual Toy Appeal 2018
30/10/2018 - Novas Toy Appeal

Introductory video to the 8th Annual President’s Volunteer Award Ceremony
09/10/2018 - Introductory video to the 8th Annual PVA Ceremony

8th Annual PVA Ceremony Wednesday 19th of September
03/10/2018 - 8th Annual PVA Ceremony

UL is calling all students to join the United Nations Academic Impact Initiative.
26/06/2018 - Apply here: https://bit.ly/2tEcoup

President’s Volunteer Award Deadline.
31/05/2018 - Midnight tonight May 31st 2018

Looking back on Student Volunteering during the EU Year of Volunteering 2011
28/05/2018 - Did you know that students across Ireland in 2011 helped to celebrate the EU Year of Volunteering?

IUA launches new scholarship for university students to travel to China
24/04/2018 - New scholarship for university students to have the opportunity to partake in an 8 week summer program including both study and internship experiences in China.

Date Set For UL PVA Ceremony 2018!
19/04/2018 - Excitement at University Limerick as date announced for PVA Ceremony 2018

Digital Class Certificate Presentation
11/04/2018 - The certificate ceremony was held for the learners of the digital classes

Lovely Response from a Volunteer taught tech class Participant!
03/04/2018 - Learner from our tech classes gives word of thanks

Alan Peters, volunteered with ULFM!
22/03/2018 - UL Student volunteers as ULFM Station Manager.

Sarah Harnett- UL Student Nurse, volunteered with Nurture Africa!
15/03/2018 - UL Student volunteered in Uganda, with Nurture Africa

Students take part in the PVA Ceremony video!
09/03/2018 - Filming for the 8th Annual PVA Ceremony Video commenced.

ULSU Charity Week Competition Winners!
23/02/2018 - Banter Band Winners announced

Savannah Cressman- an international one semester student
19/02/2018 - Savannah volunteered with both the Gateway to Education homework club and UL Aquatic Club Disability Program!

ULSU Charity Week Competition!
16/02/2018 - Two Banter Bands up for grabs!

Stephanie Anderson- an international student, who volunteered with the UL international society!
08/02/2018 - Stephanie Anderson, one semester international student and her experience volunteering in UL!

Keep Kate Walking
05/02/2018 - The 'Keep Kate Walking' launch night Friday Feb 9th and Bucket Collecting Feb 10th.

Alison is an international one semester student who volunteered with the Milford Run/Walk
02/02/2018 - Read about Alison's first volunteering role!

Katelyn Piepmeier, Business and dance student will receive a Bronze PVA.
26/01/2018 - Have a read of Katelyn's volunteering experience!

Jordan, a third year study abroad student from Kentucky shares her experience of volunteering!
18/01/2018 - Jordan will be awarded a Plassey PVA!

Jeffrey, USA volunteered with Boru3Peaks and 121Digital
12/01/2018 - University of Limerick student receives a Plassey PVA for his volunteering!

University of Limerick Student volunteered at Teach Failte!
04/01/2018 - Originally form Minnesota, USA Amy volunteered to get to know the Irish culture and will be awarded a Plassey PVA.

University of Limerick Student reflects on his learning and contribution to volunteering.
18/12/2017 - Chandan Ganguly, Science and Engineering Course: MSc Software Engineering Organisations Volunteered with: UL Arts Office, UL Community Liaison Office and St Gabriel's School

Westport/ University of Limerick student shining a light on homelessness this weekend 17 December
15/12/2017 - @ 1pm at the Spire, Dublin City

University of Limerick Student needs your help to ‘Shine a Light’ this Christmas!! All Welcome
11/12/2017 - Open to all, meeting at 1pm in Dublin City Centre, The Spire

University of Limerick Student, Sarah Harnett, 3rd Year, General Nursing, Education & Health Science
11/12/2017 - Read Sarah's inspirational voluntary work with Nurture Africa. Sarah will receive an Overseas President's Volunteer Award (PVA)

Volunteering in India Vs. the University of Limerick
01/12/2017 - University of Limerick Student shares his reasons why he volunteers and how his home country India is his influence for volunteering!

Learning Hub Limerick - Check them out!
24/11/2017 - Learning Hub Limerick need volunteers for their after schools club located in Limerick City!

UCD VO Annual conference- Sign up now!
10/11/2017 - UCDVO is delighted to invite you to their 4th Annual Conference in UCD Belfield on Friday 1st December, kindly supported by Concern Worldwide and Comhlámh.

Opportunity to be part of UL’s Volunteer Fair Committee
03/11/2017 - UL Students have the opportunity to to be on the first Volunteer Fair Committee!!

UL Graduate Entry Medical School trainee doctor receives a Gold PVA
10/10/2017 - 'I have volunteered in many capacities before'

Week 6: Civic Engagement & Volunteering Awareness in UL
09/10/2017 - UL Student recipient of Gold & Overseas PVA

UL Student Volunteering at the Careers Fair
04/10/2017 - Pop down and meet the team

7th Annual PVA ceremony Thursday 28th September
26/09/2017 - University of Limerick Concert Hall

Irish Water Safety volunteer student receives a President’s Volunteer Award
12/09/2017 - Darren, 2nd Year, Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences, UL

UL Student Volunteer clocks up over 100 volunteer hours
11/09/2017 - Aislinn, 2nd year science & engineering student

UL Student Liam, Overseas President’s Volunteer Award
26/07/2017 - International Volunteer HQ - Sports Developer

We want your volunteer stories!
18/04/2017 - Share and inspire student volunteers!

New Technology to Scale-up Student Volunteering – National Launch of StudentVolunteer.ie
07/12/2016 - Every year in Ireland thousands of students from our universities and institutes of technology carry out over 100,000 hours of volunteering. Ten third level colleges have now joined forces to develop

Jose Dan, GOLD PVA 2016
24/11/2016 - UL Masters Student

UCDVO Conference is happening Nov 26th!
16/11/2016 - Find out about the annual UCDVO Conference taking place Saturday November 26th in UCD and how you can register to head along!

Apply now to the Washington Ireland Program Class of 2017!
14/11/2016 - Caoimhe from DCU outlines how her experience of volunteering helped her to be chosen for the Washington Ireland Program class of 2016 where she lived, worked & volunteered in Washington DC for 8 weeks

Malachy Sheeran - PVA Recipient 2016
27/10/2016 - GOLD PVA

Paul Campbell - Guest Speaker 2016 PVA Ceremony
30/09/2016 - PVA Doing Speech – September 2016

New site links students and volunteer opportunities - University of Limerick
22/09/2016 - During this past academic year UL students contributed over 17,000 hours to volunteering work

My Volunteering Experience, Liam Gleeson
30/07/2016 - UL Student Volunteer GOLD PVA

USI Training In StudentVolunteer.ie
20/07/2016 - StudentVolunteer.ie convenor meets with USI to train them in on how students can find their perfect volunteering opportunity.

Leanne Lynch, Limerick’s Gateway To Education
17/07/2016 - Below is a Testimonial from one of our 2015 PVA Recipients

Volunteer Ireland and Studentvolunteer.ie Offer Workshop on Quality Volunteer Roles
15/07/2016 - Volunteer Ireland visit the recent studentvolunteer.ie meeting at ILAS, NUI Galway to co-deliver a workshop on “Quality Volunteer Roles”.

StudentVolunteer.ie First Organistion to be awarded Comhlamh Supporter Category
11/07/2016 - In a pioneering ceremony hosted alongside NUI Galway's Volunteering Symposium, StudentVolunteer.ie signs up to become the first awardee of Comhlamh's Supporter Category

Symposium on Student Volunteering
08/07/2016 - Volunteer coordinators from across Ireland attended NUI Galway Institute for the first ever Research Symposium on Student Volunteering.

Global Citizenship in Higher Education Conference
09/02/2016 - Register to attend: Suas, Campus Engage, Kimmage DSC and Comhlámh bring together students, societies, academics, civic engagement staff, student unions and NGOs to conference on Global Citizenship

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