A case study of a HEI-Community Partnership: The Aisling Project

This presentation gives an overview of a working community partnership approach between DCU and the Ballymun community. The Aisling Project aim is to:

“To relieve poverty, benefit the community and advance education by running an after school intervention project in the Ballymun area for children at risk which will provide purposeful activity in a caring and secure environment in an attempt to meet their physical, emotional and spiritual needs.”

Building Community Networks: The Wheel

This presentation delivered by the Wheel to Campus Engage gives a review of the community, NGO sector in Ireland, in terms of numbers; what works when building a network with community partners; the challenges to the sector at present and the benefits to working in paernerships.

Garda Vetting and Volunteering within the Higher Education Sector

This presentation, delivered by Sgt. Jim Gould to Campus Engage, is an excellent information reasource for all senior management, volunteer officers, and students. It provides crucial information and updates on vetting procedures and policy. A must read for anyone working in the field in Ireland.

An Overview of UCD Overseas Volunteering Programme

This presentation gives you an overview of the who, what, when, where and why of the UCD programme. If you have any further queries conatct Caroline at UCD. Her details are given at the end of the presentation.

Coordinating a public awareness volunteer recruitment campaign

This is a powerpoint presentation delivered by Stephanie McDermott from Special Olympics Ireland on their expereince and succes of recruiting volunteers from within HEIs and off campus. It was delivered to attendees of the Campus Engage Collaborative Learning Day, 5 December 2013, to mark international volunteers day.

Youth Academy Galway

In 2012, NUI Galway piloted the Youth Academy following an award of funding from the Bright Ideas Innovation Fund by the Vice President for Innovation and Performance. The Youth Academy is loosely based on the Johns Hopkins Centre for Talented Youth, based in Baltimore USA.

Building Engagement and Asspirations through Mentoring in Schools

The Building Engagement and Aspirations through Mentoring in Schools (BEAMS) program was designed to address the identified needs of students from low socio- economic status backgrounds in Austrailia. The Program places university students mentors as role models into schools to help young students build aspirations in students while informing them of the opportunities and support that is available to them in Australia to overcome their economic and social boundaries


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