Internships and Volunteer Posts

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(1) VSO Ireland is currently advertising volunteer vacancies in a variety of sectors (e.g. health, education, business, marketing, communications, advocacy, development) across 26 countries in Africa, Asia and the Pacific.

Current VSO Ireland vacancies include:

  • Community Development Specialists, Uganda

VSO Ireland needs Community Development Specialists for a new inclusive education programme, to be placed in both Kotido and Moroto districts. These volunteers will collaborate with the Community Development Office to ensure that local communities have a voice on education services and more marginalised children are able to go to school.

Job description can be downloaded here.

  • Teacher Educators, Uganda

Working with the Kotido and Moroto District Education Offices, VSO Ireland’s Teacher Educators will build the capacity of the local government and schools, and help more marginalised children, especially girls, receive quality education. Part of the focus of this role will be on addressing the challenges and barriers affecting girls’ education, such as social norms and community attitudes. 

Job description can be downloaded here.

Other roles include:

(2) Volunteer Opportunities with VMM International:

(3) The Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine & Israel (EAPPI) seeks Ecumenical Accompaniers (working as Human Rights Monitors)

Expenses covered and living allowance + benefits offered. Based in the West Bank and Israel in 2018 for 3 months’ service.

For more information and to download an application pack please visit: date: Friday 28 April 2017.

(4) Overseas Development Roles at VC

Viatores Christi (VC ) works in the faith-based international development sector and specialises in the recruitment, training and placement of skilled volunteer development workers.  VC is now currently seeking candidates for the following overseas development roles: 

  • Executive Director - South Africa (salaried)

  • Educational Professional - Uganda (funded role)

  • Senior Development Programme Manager - Kenya (funded role)

  • Visual Impairment Teacher (Spanish reqd) - Bolivia 

  • English Language Teachers - Cambodia/Latin America

  • Medical Therapists (all disciplines) - Latin America

  • Teacher Trainer - Ghana (funded role)

For more information on roles, closing dates, etc., please call 01-8689986 or email

(5) Plan International Ireland seeks Business Development Intern

Plan International Ireland is looking for a dynamic individual who is interested in child rights and international development. You will support our business development, looking to identify new grant opportunities, support proposal development and ensure strong tracking of our grant portfolio.

You will have excellent written skills in order to support the development of high-quality project proposals and reports. The role will primarily support our development programmes.

To apply for this role, please send a CV and cover letter explaining your motivation for this role to before Monday 8 May at 5pm.

Visit to learn more.

(6) Africa Day seeks volunteers 

Join Africa Day 2017 team! Africa Day's 2017 Dublin flagship event is taking place in Farmleigh Estate, the Phoenix Park on Sunday, 21st May and they’re looking for volunteers. 

For further information, and to apply please click here. Contact if you have any questions. Closing date:  24 April.

(7) Habitat for Humanity Ireland seeks Admin Intern for its International Programme

Based in Dublin, duration 6 months. The Intern is a valuable member of the Habitat for Humanity Ireland team. The successful candidate will work closely with the International Programme Manager and Programme Support Officer to implement the International Programme’s Global Village Volunteering strategy and will have access to relevant in-house training opportunities. Full details available at To apply, please send CV and cover letter to Mary McGarry, E: Candidates will be interviewed as they are shortlisted. 

Closing date: Wednesday 26 April

(8) ZAMDA Ireland is seeking a Director / Project Manager for its Sables Nua Centre in Kabwe 

Sables Nua is a school for orphaned and vulnerable children in Kabwe, Zambia. It is supported and managed by ZAMDA. Sables Nua is in the government system and currently has 200 + children attending. There is also a shelter on the site that accommodates 20+ children. Are you up for a challenge? 

This is a volunteer post for a fixed term - small living allowance, project vehicle and accommodation provided. Garda clearance in relation to Child Protection is necessary and a background in teaching/education is an advantage. For more information on ZAMDA please see our website

Please send your C.V., with the contact details of two referees to before 6 pm on 31 May.