2018 Symposium on Student Volunteering

When? Monday 12th March 2018, 10.30 am to 1.30 pm

Where? Institute for Lifecourse and Society, NUI Galway

Why Student Volunteering Research?

The recent expansion of Irish HEI community engagement initiatives supporting student volunteering raises important questions and the Symposium will be a critical, safe place to build a scholarly layer of enquiry.  

Want to read more about Student Volunteering and its academic value? We have started a reading list in the FAQs. Send us any additions to alive@nuigalway.ie and we can help build a list of scholarly references. 

Keynote Speaker

Matt Baillie Smith, Professor of International Development at Northumbria University
Baillie Smith’s research interests are centred on international development, citizenship and civil society, with particular interests in volunteering and development, development education and NGOs in the Global North and South. He also has interests in qualitative research methodologies in development and in processes of co-production between scholars and practitioners.

Abstracts 2018

Speakers from across Ireland came to share their research from across higher education, civil society organisations and national bodies-  read their abstracts here.

Stuart Garland, Volunteer Ireland
Measuring and Evaluating the Impact of Volunteer Programmes Using the Volunteer Impact Assessment

First up we have @StuartGarland from @voluntireland about volunteer impact assessment! pic.twitter.com/aAHs5XUa2m

— studentvolunteer.ie (@StudentVol_IE) March 12, 2018


Rhonda Wynne, UCD in the Community
Community, Volunteering and Leadership: An Evolving Module

We now have Rhonda Wynne from @UCDCommunity to talk about a Volunteering module that she recently established in @ucddublin, "Volunteering and Leadership". pic.twitter.com/kqZ2GkyoHj

— studentvolunteer.ie (@StudentVol_IE) March 12, 2018

Áine Lynch, Comhlámh
Striving for Standards in Volunteering

Up next we have Aine Lynch from @Comhlamh- "Striving for Standards in Volunteering."

We are proud to support and endorse the @Comhlamh's Code of Good Practice for Sending Volunteering for ALL international opportunities student engage with on our platform. pic.twitter.com/UmDA9OYdVN

— studentvolunteer.ie (@StudentVol_IE) March 12, 2018

Dr Maura Farrell, School of Geography and Archaeology, NUI Galway
Project-Based Learning: Rural Volunteerism

Up next is @MFNUIG from @GeogNUIG to talk to us about her work on a project based initiative on Rural Volunteerism in collaboration with @voluntireland @volunteergalway and @etownz_ie. pic.twitter.com/Rg9LsoIyw6

— studentvolunteer.ie (@StudentVol_IE) March 12, 2018

Lorraine Tansey, ALIVE Student Volunteering Programme, NUI Galway  
Critical Reflections on Student Volunteering: A Practice Based Inquiry 

Last up we had two talks from our very own WG members!@lorrainetansey from @ALIVEnuigalway speaking about her practice based inquiry on critical reflection for student volunteering.@hollydignam from @UCDCommunity closed us out with a presentation about @StudentVol_IE! pic.twitter.com/QWXoWA4dJu

— studentvolunteer.ie (@StudentVol_IE) March 12, 2018

Holly Dignam, StudentVolunteer.ie 

Thanks so much to all of the participants today. Great chance to share and develop our research skills. We are so impressed with the interactive and committed participants #engaged #studentvolunteer18 https://t.co/WkXPTAl3IW

— NUI Galway ALIVE (@ALIVEnuigalway) March 12, 2018

Happy to be here with @ALIVEnuigalway and @Comhlamh and #VolOps at the Symposium on student volunteering @StudentVol_IE pic.twitter.com/yvTVLcHJuP

— Ruth Powell (@ruthepow) March 12, 2018

Contact alive@nuigalway.ie for more information.  

Event Date: 

10 - 12