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VTP – VDP – SUAS – FLAC – MOVE – AMNESTY – S2S – CANCER SOC– TAP

 

AMNESTY

Dublin University Amnesty International is Trinity's branch of the world's largest grassroots human rights organisation. Amnesty International campaigns for the release of prisoners of conscience and urges authorities to respect the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Keep up to date with events and campaigns on Facebook.

 

CANCER SOC

We are a direct branch of the Irish Society and all of our funds go directly to them at the end of each year. They are massive contributors to Trinity cancer researchers so we like to think our efforts come full circle!
We, like all of the other Trinity charities, are a dedicated group of students who are working together to fight cancer. Our motto, and our belief, is that we are the generation to cure cancer. Too many of us have been affected by this disease to just sit by and let it take over.
We focus our events on both awareness and fundraising. We have our annual events such as Pink Ribbon Day, Daffodil Day, our HUGE Pink Party and the returning Naked Calendar raise vital funds for cancer research. Our combined fundraising and awareness events take off each year and have more and more participants including themselves such as Movember (of which Trinity GAA want to rival Trinitones, the reigning champs, this year), Blue September, Cervical Cancer vaccination info campaigns and our biggest event to date: Relay For Life. This is a 24 hour event. Cancer doesn't sleep so neither will we. This 24 hours allows us to Celebrate those who we have done the impossible and beaten cancer, Remember those we have lost to the disease, and Fight Back, together, against the common enemy that is cancer. We will be reaching out to all of our fellow students to take part in this event, as well as everything else we campaign for during the year. We want Trinity students to get behind the fight against cancer. Email us at cancer@csc.tcd.ie or visit our Facebook page to get involved!!

 

FLAC

We are Trinity’s branch of the Free Legal Advice Centre, a human rights charity dedicated to promoting access to justice for all. Some of the activities we are organise are CLINICS - Regular free service from our qualified solicitor and barrister. CAMPAIGNS - We run campaigns on issues of social justice and human rights. If you would like to see us run a campaign on a particular issue, feel free to contact us. KNOW YOUR RIGHTS - FLAC is open to all students. The law is for everyone, and FLAC’s ultimate goal is legal education and empowerment of the community.To this end, we run Know Your Rights seminars.
Contact us: flac@csc.tcd.ie, www.facebook.com/trinityflac, twitter.com/TrinityFlac

 

MOVE

M.O.V.E. (Medical Overseas Voluntary Electives)is a charity run by third year medical students in Trinity College Dublin under the direction of the Dean of Health Sciences and Senior Clinical Staff in St. James’s and Tallaght hospitals. The aim of M.O.V.E. is to fundraise for hospitals and clinics in developing countries and throughout the year we fundraise in many different ways. The money raised will be used to buy equipment, supplies or medications for these under-funded and under-resourced hospitals; we will also be working in these hospitals as volunteers, where M.O.V.E. members spend a month practicing medicine and caring for patients.

The financial assistance from M.O.V.E. contributes considerably to each hospital’s annual budget, helping them to care for some of the world’s poorest people. For more see Facebook.

 

SUAS

At SUAS our vision is a world where all young people have the opportunity to realise their full potential in life and the capability to create positive change in their society.  We are working towards a world where all children have access to education as a right, and have access to a high quality education that gives them the opportunity to learn so that, as literate young people, they can avoid the vicious circle of poverty that has entrapped them and their families for generations. We see education as key to social transformation, and the first and most important step in changing lives. Come find us on Facebook.

 

S2S

Student2Student train in around 600 student mentors every year and are assigned to every incoming fresher studying the same subject as themselves. They are there to help settle you into college and make your first year as enjoyable as possible.
S2S also train in 20 peer supporters every year. These are trained students and offer a service available for everyone in college. If ever someone wants to talk about anything in confidence, be it be a personal problem or just the weather, then they're always willing to help.
Apart from that we run several campaigns throughout the year to help promote personal well-being, one of our biggest weeks being Mental Health Week. If anyone would like to get involved or train to become a peer mentor or supporter then they can contact student2student@tcd.ie.

 

TAP

Our mission is to work in partnership across the education sector and with students, teachers, families, communities and businesses to widen access and participation at third-level of under-represented groups.
We offer a range of access programmes for people with the enthusiasm, motivation and ability to succeed at third-level. Come visit us on Facebook.

 

VDP

VDP is trinity's St. Vincent dePaul conference. We have over 20 different activities that take place weekly, helping a wide array of people. To say there's something for everyone is a massive understatement. Our activities range from homework, art, drama and music clubs for kids to soup runs, visiting, flat decorating and Trinity club for people with special needs. Buuut wait, that's not all we also go away on the camino de Santiago every year, our famous Insmot trip and the powerhouse that is the fundraising team. So whether your interested in volunteering with kids, adults or in helping us raise money for these valuable activities, VDP has it all, not the mention some of the best craic and friends you'll have in college, so come find us on Facebook.

 

VTP

Every year we match Trinity students, graduates and staff-members as tutors with children and teenagers studying in nearby schools.
Each pair spends usually one hour a week in one of our four centres, getting to know each other and working together on homework and other educational activities. We encourage anyone and everyone to sign up, get involved, and do some teaching. If you would like to get involved, contact us on VTP@csc.tcd.ie or at our Facebook page.

Contact: tvof@tcd.ie.
Last updated: Oct 07 2014.