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Saturday October 20 2012
Comhlamh's Coming Home Weekend for Returned Volunteers 20th-21st Oct 2012
Wednesday September 19, 2012 16:17 by Comhlámh - Comhlámh, Irish Association of Development Workers and Volunteers susan at comhlamh dot org Comhlámh, 2nd Floor, Ballast House, Aston Quay, Dublin 2 01-4783490
This weekend workshop is open to anyone who has worked or volunteered overseas for 3 months or more in a development/humanitarian/aid or human rights capacity.
When: Sat 20th & Sunday 21st October (inclusive) 2012
Venue: All Hallows College , Grace Park Road, Drumcondra, Dublin
Accommodation: Residential (Overnight; single en-suite rooms)
Cost: €50 - accommodation and all meals included - (No charge for VSO returnees, Rapid Response Deployees or UNVs)
Book: Book online at http://bit.ly/RPGcvO or for more information please contact Susan, email: email@example.com, tel: 01 4783490.
This informal weekend provides a fantastic opportunity to meet with other returned development workers and volunteers, hear each other's experiences, share tips for settling back and look at how use the experiences gained overseas while home in Ireland.
What will it involve?
Facilitated by Comhlámh staff and returned development workers, attendees will have a chance to explore together some of the important issues of the return/reintegration process:
• Putting the overseas experience into context
• Dealing with the challenges and opportunities of being home
• Applying the vast skills gained overseas for development issues from Ireland
• Understanding Reverse Culture Shock
• Looking at networking and career possibilities
What does the weekend provide?
• An informal and relaxed space to meet likeminded people, socialise and share experiences openly and safely
• A reflection on the overseas experience
• Strategies for being “home”
• A consideration of critical perspectives on volunteering
• An opportunity to consider future activities and career options
How much does it cost?
€50 - single ensuite accommodation & meals included
(No charge for VSO RVs, RRC deployees or UNVs)
When and where?
9-5pm, 20th & 21st October inclusive (Residential), at All Hallows College,
Gracepark Rd, Drumcondra, Dublin 9
How can I book?
Please complete the online booking form http://bit.ly/RPGcvO or contact Susan for any enquiries by email firstname.lastname@example.org, Tel: 01 4783490. For more info visit: http://bit.ly/cmhchw12
Space is limited to 16 participants, so please book early!
This course is run by Comhlámh, the Irish Association of Development Workers and Volunteers. Comhlámh campaigns, informs and educates on issues of volunteering good practice, social justice, human rights and global development.
To find out more about Comhlámh’s work or to become a member, please visit our websites: http://www.comhlamh.org or http://www.volunteeringoptions.org, or follow us on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/comhlamh) and Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/comhlamh).
Comhlámh, 2nd Floor, Ballast House, Aston Quay, Dublin 2 Tel: + 353 1 4783490 Email: email@example.com