Lorraine Tansey, The Student Volunteer Organiser
The highly respected and energetic Lorraine Tansey is the Student Volunteer Coordinator of the Community Knowledge Initiative (CKI) at the National University of Ireland, Galway which enables students to volunteer in community and campus programmes through a dedicated programme known as ALIVE. As the ALIVE manager for over fifteen years, Lorraine has enjoyed evolving and growing the programme to responses from community needs. Lorraine teaches the theories, policies and practices of volunteering and her current area of interest is ‘development education’. She is a Board member for the Galway Volunteer Centre, a GAISCE award Leader and an Advisory Council member of the Global Citizen Award, all of which seek to acknowledge the power of volunteering.
Lorraine’s postgraduate research focused on environmental and outdoor education with communities.