Intern Position Filled
TVP are delighted to announce that the position of Intern has been filled by Ciara Byrne.
Ciara has a Masters in Development from UCD and recently returned from Tanzania having spent 3 months there as our Volunteer Co-Ordinator.
We are delighted that Ciara will continue to work with us from our offices in Dublin.
Welcome Home Event
Our Welcome Home Event will be held in Dublin city centre in November. We will confirm the date, time and venue later this month by email and on our
Volunteers can claim their Certificates Of Achievement and we will discuss future roles in TVP and Development.
2 Month Orphanage Placement
by Julie Comwyn
"In our two months we noticed an environment was developing where there was laughter and joking, fun and kindness and it wasnít something we made but rather something we became a part of. We were invited into this weirdly wonderful family and we became the ďAuntiesĒ that the kids had been calling us from the beginning."
"We quickly learnt that we werenít volunteering in an orphanage but rather we were being welcomed into a home and itís no easy feat, opening your doors to complete strangers and on top of that allowing these strangers work with your children."
"Two months can be the shortest forever...I know that probably doesnít make much sense but sometimes you think youíve been gone for ages and other times it feels like youíve just arrived!"
"It has been an unforgettable few weeks and this isnít a goodbye to Africa but rather a see you later."
These are just a few extracts from Julie's heartwarming story about her time Tanzania. Her wonderful writing and the rest of her tale can be read
It was very strange getting home to all the paved roads, the cold and my mumís cooking (she doesnít have quite the same range as mSafiri!!). I miss the kids from the orphanages and nurseryís too, especially my favourites. It took some used to not being treated like a celebrity when Iím walking around and frankly the Sugarloaf doesnít quite have the same impact as Kili!
Iím working in the TVP office now, which is great because Iíd have hated to come back and not stay involved.
Iíd like to say a massive thank you to all the volunteers and the F2A staff (especially Johnson) for making my time in Tanzania such a fantastic experience. Also, a gigantic thank you to Wes and Ciara, for giving me the opportunity to work with everyone.
Do you want to fight poverty in the Developing World?
If you are interested in supporting our work and staying involved in International Development there are many ways to do this.
- volunteer on one of our partner Projects
- help us to recruit volunteers
- make regular donations
- sponsor specific Projects
- hold fundraisers in your college, workplace or community.
TVP Volunteer Fundraiser
A TVP volunteer, Roberta Vanini, is running a fundraiser in aid of Children Of Destiny Orphanage this month.
The 'Charity Happy Hour' will be held in Pacinos on Suffolk Street in Dublin and will run from 6.30 PM until 9.30 PM.
Tickets are Ä10 and entitle you to a drink and finger food.
Volunteer Co-Ordinator 2012
We are now recruiting for a Tanzanian Volunteer Co-Ordinator in 2012. The VC will spend at least 3 months from May living and working in Moshi.
The role will include managing volunteers, visiting Projects and assisting the in-country team.
Food, accommodation and training is provided but the VC will have to cover the cost of flights and vaccinations.
Interested parties should post or email a C.V. with a Cover Letter to us!
New Media Available - Radio Interview
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Our Phoenix FM live radio interview is now available!
In the interview TVP founders Wes O'Brien and Ciara Whelan discuss the origins of the charity, partner Projects and plas for Development.
Use the media player below or visit our
to listen to it!
New Media Available - TVP Video
We have also produced our first video which describes our Volunteer Placements and Development Work.
It features many of our volunteers from the last few years...perhaps you will spot yourself!
Domestic News Volunteer Fairs
We would like to thank the staff and students of NUI Galway for making a huge success of their recent Volunteer Fair.
We were very impressed with the turnout and the organisation of the event.
We would also like to thank the staff and exhibitors at the Irish Aid Volunteer Fair on Saturday 1st October.
And a big thank you to all the would-be volunteers who braved the torrential rain to drop by for a chat!
Upcoming Volunteer Fairs
TVP will be attending the following Volunteer Fairs in October:
-GMIT: Tuesday 11th October
-DCU: Thursday 13th October
-IT Tallaght: Tuesday 18th October
-Trinity College: Thursday 20th October
Tanzanian News Workers Encouraged to Partake in Sport
A leading bank in Tanzania has encouraged it's staff to become more active and get involved in sport.
The benefits of sport include improved health and an appreciation of good governance and teamwork which the bank see as important life skills.
TVP also encourages sport participation through our partner Project (KITOYCE) in Moshi.
Cambodian News Language School Creates Opportunities
A young Cambodian has established a school in the Siem Reap area that provides free language lessons to impovershed children and orphans.
The school has grown steadily in recent years and now provides a valuable service to local communities.