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The Comhlámh Code of Good Practice (CoGP) for Volunteer Sending Agencies.
Vincentian Lay Missionaries (VLM) is a signatory of the Comhlámh Code of Good Practice (CoGP) for Volunteer Sending Agencies, The Code is a set of standards for organisations involved in facilitating international volunteer placements in the global south.
VLM has been assessed by Comhlámh as having all core indicators and at least 85% of all indictors in place for our international volunteer programmes. (Comprehensive Compliance status). Comprehensive Compliance status is the highest award for quality responsible volunteering programmes available to Irish international volunteer sending agencies.
[Linking to http://www.comhlamh.org/code-of-good-practice-2/ ]
The eleven core principles of the Code of Good Practice are:
Dóchas is the Irish Association of Non-Governmental Development Organisations. VLM is a signatory to the Dóchas Code of Conduct on the use of imagery and messaging. This code informs organisations on how they can ethically communicate their work and fundraise. The core principles that signatories ascribe to are as follows:
• Respect for the dignity of the people concerned;
• Belief in the equality of all people;
• Acceptance of the need to promote fairness, solidarity and justice.
For more information please click on www.dochas.ie
If you have any queries or complaints on the manner in which VLM presents images and messaging please feel free to express your thoughts to Mary Anne at email@example.com.