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15 May 2015 in ,

Wizard of Words Volunteers Sought

We are currently seeking volunteers for Wizard of Words (WoW) Literary Programme in Finglas and the wider Dublin area. WoW is a paired literary improvement programme for children in first and second class in primary school, involving older volunteers. ...

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15 May 2015 in ,

Video: Barnardos Volunteer Reading Tutors Rita and Denis

Volunteers Rita and Denis talk about their work as reading tutors with Wizards of Words, Barnardos' innovative programme that pairs older volunteers with children to help them improve their literacy, and develop a lifelong love of books....

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14 May 2015 in ,

National Volunteer Week: Huge thanks to all our Volunteers

It's National Volunteering Week and the perfect opportunity to thank all our amazing volunteers who've helped us out over the last year. Without the generosity of volunteers we would not be able to reach the children who need our support....

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13 May 2015 in , ,

EU Urges Government to Invest in Childcare to Protect Children from Poverty

13 May 2015 – Barnardos today welcomed the European Commission’s Country Specific Recommendations for Ireland which urge the Irish Government to provide better access to affordable full-time childcare. In its list of policy recommendations for 2015 the Commission highlighted that access to full-time childcare in Ireland is limited and expensive. It commented that poor availability of affordabl...

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11 May 2015 in , , ,

Press Release: Immediate Action on Housing Needed to Protect Low Income Families

Urgent action is required to safeguard families who are at risk of losing their home, Barnardos warned today. The call comes in response to new figures released from showing the number of rental properties available at their lowest level nationwide since 2006....

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