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Oxfam is committed to ending poverty and suffering in developing countries. Oxfam promotes understanding of the causes of these injustices, and campaign for a world where every man, woman, and child can live free from hunger, poverty, and oppression.
Voluntary Service International (VSI) is the Irish branch of Service Civil International, a worldwide movement working for peace, social justice, sustainable development and intercultural understanding through volunteering abroad and in Ireland. There are over 750 International Volunteering Projects from our branches and partners in 50 countries worldwide on our Project Search Engine.
Volunteer Centres Ireland and Volunteering Ireland have now merged to create Volunteer Ireland, a single national volunteering organisation for Ireland. Volunteer IrelandÕs mission is to support the development of a national volunteering infrastructure with a network of local Volunteer Centres at its heart. Volunteer IrelandÕs vision is for an Irish society in which everyone who wants to has access to volunteering opportunities that are fulfilling and engaging, contribute to the development of community and the betterment of society, and where volunteers are respected for the time and effort they contribute.
Young Reporters for the Environment (YRE) is a European-wide environmental education programme developed for secondary schools by the Foundation for Environmental Education. The programme is run through An Taisce. Students can work as an entire class or as a small team to undertake a project on the environment. The projects must relate to one of the following themes: _Waste_Bio-diversity_Energy_Water. YRE is a vibrant and dynamic programme that couples digital technologies with active participation and environmental citizenship.
Young Social Innovators encourages, motivates and creates new opportunities for young people to actively participate in the world around them. It seeks to engage young people wherever they are Ð in schools, communities, youth organizations, in families, in or out of work Ð and prepare them to fully take part in civic action whether through volunteerism, community service, service-learning, citizenship education, social entrepreneurship and innovation. The Young Social Innovators of the Year competition was established by Social Innovations Ireland to provide a framework within which young people can examine and respond to social need.