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Established in 1975, Comhlámh (pronounced ‘co-law-ve’, Irish for ‘solidarity’) is a member and supporter organisation open to anyone interested in social justice, human rights and global development issues.

Some of the key issues with which Comhlámh engages include:

  • Overseas volunteering
  • Trade justice
  • Development education
  • Anti-racism activities

Comhlámh's Volunteering Options programme works to promote informed decision-making among overseas volunteers,
and to encourage best practice for organisations that arrange volunteer placements in developing countries. This includes the development of a website, a Volunteer Charter, and a Code of Practice for Sending Organisations. Comhlámh also provides a wide range of services and supports for returning development workers.

Comhlámh's Volunteer Charter
Comhlámh's Code of Practice for Sending Organisations