Internships and Volunteer Posts

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(1) VSO Ireland - Multiple Vacancies

VSO are currently recruiting community development specialists for our new Irish Aid funded inclusive education programme in Uganda. The programme aims to address the barriers that prevent girls from finishing school and improve girls' access to education. 

Other current vacancies include:

(2) Camara Education - Multiple Vacancies

  • Business Development/Marketing Intern

Reporting to the Business Development Manager, this is a great opportunity for an intern to gain valuable experience in a dynamic charity that is run on business principles and delivers real social impact. Key tasks include communicating on the phone with prospects and customers - mainly businesses; pitching Camara’s data erasure, reuse, recycling and IT equipment collection services while emphasising the unique selling point of the impact of reuse of technology on the education of disadvantaged communities; closing sales and negotiating fees to providing service package. For more information, please click here. Please email your application to Closing date: 5 January.

  • Education and Technology Intern

We are seeking an enthusiastic and reliable individual to work as an Education and Technology Intern for Camara Education Ireland. The role will be supervised by the Schools and Community Programme Coordinator. You will work together to ensure the programme deliverables are achieved. These will include CPD training of teachers and school leaders, technology and staff  audits, and hardware deployment. For more information, please click here. Please email your application to Closing date: 12 January.

  • Executive Assistant to CEO

We are looking for a dynamic individual to join the Camara team to provide support to our CEO and also to offer finance admin support to our finance department. This will include managing external communications, providing administrative support and event management. For more information, please click here. Please email your application to Closing date: 12 January.

(3) EIL Global Awareness Programme

The EIL Global Awareness Programme is an exciting training, volunteering, and awareness raising project focusing on the new UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Overseas Volunteer placement available in Mexico, South Africa and Vietnam. 

What is involved?

Implement an awareness raising campaign in Ireland around your SDG; Complete a GOLD Global Citizen Award raise awareness about global social justice issues

What's included?

Return flights; Accommodation and meals during volunteer project; Pre-departure information and support & Insurance; 2 training days; In-country airport transfers, orientation & support from experienced staff

Travel Dates: June - August 2018          Duration: Eight weeks

Click here to explore more and apply.

(4) Brighter Communities Worldwide are recruiting volunteers for our Harambee projects in 2018 with our local community partners in Kenya.

You can find full details and an application form to download here. Please email for more information.

(5) Short Term Volunteer Opportunities with VMM International

VMM International's short term volunteer programme offers an extensive range of volunteer opportunites in Uganda, Kenya and Malawi from four weeks to six months. 

We have placements available in IT, human rights and advocacy, research, teachers and teaching assistants, healthcare, environmental and agriculture, gender based projects, community projects and more. 

The programmes run all year round and VMM match your skills and expertise to the needs of the host organisation so your participation is of real value to the community. Our programmes are open to students, graduates, professionals, retirees and everyone who wants to help those who need it the most.

For further information, please contact Fiona at

(6) ECO-UNESCO seeks participants and volunteers for Youth for Sustainable Development Programmes

The Youth for Sustainable Development (YSD) programme is a free youth leadership and peer education programme for young people (aged 15-18) interested in learning more about sustainable development related issues and how to take action! The programme is run by ECO-UNESCO, Ireland’s environmental education and youth organisation, who are experts in developing knowledge, skills, attitudes and values in young people related to the environment and Sustainable Development.

They are seeking participants (15-18 years) and volunteers (18+ years).

The programme involves:

  • Activity-based workshops: Using Education for Sustainable Development and Development Education methodologies including debating, drama, art, music, etc.

  • Action project: Young people learn about effective team work and undertake their own environmental action project

  • Enter the ECO-UNESCO Young Environmentalist Awards and win cool prizes

  • Gaisce Award: Young people can count time towards their community component

  • Facilitation skills: Training to become peer educators

For more information or to register your interest, please contact; (01) 662 5491/086 171 1992;

(7) Viatores Christi - International Vacancies

  • Montessori Teacher  - Dominican Republic

A Montessori Teacher is required to help develop and design programmes for pre-school children of sugar cane workers who currently have no access to early childhood education or early intervention programmes locally. The Volunteer Development Worker Montessori Teacher will work with existing and newly hired local pre-school teachers to help build their capacity, set up training and mentoring programmes and identify and train local counterparts to take over the role. The Volunteer Development Worker Montessori Teacher ideally should have some speak Spanish or be willing to undertake Spanish classes.

  • Physiotherapist - Uganda

An experienced physiotherapist is required to support and mentor existing team in a special needs school setting which covers a varied range of conditions - both physical and intellectual. The volunteer physiotherapist will offer his/her expertise to build capacity, introduce best practice techniques and training (in client assessment, treatment programmes, use of equipment and aids, etc.) help design and deliver awareness programmes for the students families and caregivers as well as create local and international links to help the school strive to reach it's strategic objectives in terms of services and capacity.

  • HR and Training Specialist - Rwanda

Our partner organisation in Rwanda is a vocational training centre for youth - providing skills and qualifications in a wide range of trades. The centre now requires a volunteer development worker (VDW) with experience in HR, recruitment and selection, training and development to further develop the capacity of the centre. The volunteer development worker will assist the local team in the vocational training centre with all relevant aspects pertaining to supporting graduates in their search for employment. The VDW will need a background or experience in human resources, recruitment, training, placement, public relations and will build capacity in the centre by assisting the newly appointed local HR - job placement staff and other members of the department in all relevant aspects pertaining to supporting graduates in their search for employment. 

  • TEFL and Sports Teacher Trainer – Cambodia

This role, in an education project in the North West of Cambodia, aims to improve the quality of education in the area through an integrated and mutli-faceted education program for the many marginalised children and youth.

  • Special Needs Education (SEN) Teacher Trainer – South Africa

An experienced SEN teacher or SNA is required for a special education centre in Port Alfred, South Africa. The centre caters for students aged 8-18 years with intellectual disabilities who have been assessed as unable to attend mainstream schools. The volunteer will work with existing teachers to introduce an international perspective to their teaching methodologies.

For more information on the roles and the application process, please contact Various closing dates apply.