This Life: Time to join the volunteer army

One of the few silver linings of the recession is that more people are volunteering for various causes in an effort to give something back, writes Alex Meehan.

18th May, 2013
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Got some free time on your hands and wondering how to put it to good use? If so, you're in the best of company, as a growing number of people have reacted to the recession by putting their spare time and skills to use as volunteers.

In the last two and a half years, Volunteer Ireland and other similar groups in Ireland have registered 34,107 helpers, who have contributed more than one million hours of...

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