Comhlámh Signatory

Vincentian Lay Missionaries (VLM) is a signatory of the Comhlámh Code of Good Practice for Volunteer Sending Agencies and has achieved the highest standard of compliance, Comprehensive, since 2013.
The code is a set of standards for organisations involved in facilitating international volunteer placements in the global south. The main principles of the code are below.

Dóchas Code Signatory

Dóchas is the Irish Association of Non-Governmental Development Organisations. VLM is a signatory to the Dóchas Code of Conduct on the use of imagery and messaging. This code informs organisations on how they can ethically communicate their work and fundraise. The core principles that signatories ascribe to are as follows:

• Respect for the dignity of the people concerned;
• Belief in the equality of all people;
• Acceptance of the need to promote fairness, solidarity and justice.

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If you have any queries or complaints on the manner in which EDP (a branch of VLM) presents images and messaging please feel free to express your thoughts to