1m volunteers hailed
INTEL has helped hail more than one million volunteers in Ireland at the launch of the 2011 European Year of Volunteering.
Hundreds of big-hearted Irish people gathered with President Mary McAleese and more than 300 individual volunteers and non- profit organisations from all over Ireland for the launch last weekend. More than one million commit their time every week through an array of causes, said sponsors Intel.
Volunteering Ireland will be overseeing more than 40,000 volunteer-driven programmes. EYV2011, launched a website EYV2011.ie calling on volunteer organisations to register.