Besides monetary donations, we rely heavily on companies contributing their services to support our work or on individuals donating their time. We have had amazing support so far with people donating their services in a variety of areas ranging from print to product to web design, from marketing to accountancy, from advertising space donations with 200 bus stops nationwide to trade magazines. If you would like to join this team of helping hands,contact us. We greatly appreciate and acknowledge the contribution of each of our donors.
The work of VAA is greatly enhanced through the pro-bono contributions received in a number of specialist areas:
Brand Led Growth offer assistance with VAA’s brand development and marketing.
Emmet Cullen provides email services.
Dollard Printing for assisting with our Packaging Design Programme.
McDowell Purcell for legal services & donations.
Trade Facilitate offer the companies in VAA’s Marketing Programme free use of its paperless customs clearance facilities.
TACK Training has trained VAA staff and given pro-bono consultancy in sales methods.
Riverdance kindly give VAA free office space in central Dublin.
The Embassies in Ireland of Kenya, Ethiopia and Lesotho provide practical assistance in communication with authorities and producers in their respective countries.
VAA is active in the Irish & UK NGO communities and partners with a number of organisations via memberships, shared codes, and working groups.
Through Dochas, The Irish Association of Non-Governmental Development Organisations, we are a signatory of the below Codes of Conduct:
- Irish Development NGOs Code of Corporate Governance
- NGDO Charter: Basic Principles of Development and Humanitarian Aid NGOs in the European Union
- Dochas Code of Conduct on Images & Messages
VAA participates in collaborative Working Groups with other NGOs. We currently sit on the Dochas Food and Livelihoods Security Working Group and IDEA's Formal Education Working Group.
As a member of IDEA: Irish Development Education Association, VAA contributes to the nurturing and growth of development education in Ireland.