What happens when I return home?

Your work as an overseas volunteer does not end when you return to Ireland!

VLM facilitates a ‘Coming Home Day’ for our volunteers every autumn. It is a chance for people to meet up, reflect and share their experiences. It is also an ideal opportunity for people to explore how they might continue to stay involved with VLM and global development.

Many of our returned volunteers remain involved with VLM through fundraising, joining various management committees or assisting with the training of new volunteers.

Comhlámh also run a course entitled ‘What Next?’ for returning development workers. This course provides a network and some tools for ongoing action in the area of development. This course is highly recommended by VLM to our returned volunteers.