Internships and Volunteer Posts

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(1) UNHCR Ireland seeks External Relations Intern

Based in Dublin. 6 month role. The intern will work with UNHCR Ireland’s External Relations Unit. Graduates with a background in communications, human rights, international relations, development studies or other relevant disciplines are encouraged to apply. Find out more. Closing date: 18 August.

(2) Concern seeks Monitoring and Evaluation EU Aid Volunteer

This role will support the Concern Liberia team in further refining and reinforcing its monitoring and evaluation tools and strengthening the analysis of data of the current work being implemented, identifying and promoting best practises as well as innovative ways to deliver lasting change in communities. Find out more. Closing date: 18 August.

(3) Plan International Ireland seeks Programme Support Intern

The Intern will work with the Development Programme Manager in fulfilling donor requirements for the programme management of Irish Aid, EU, and UN funded programmes. Find out more. Closing date: 19 August, 5pm.

(4) Suas seeks Maths Buddy & Reading Buddy volunteers

Suas is seeking motivated volunteers to work with children who are struggling with basic maths and reading in disadvantaged primary schools in cities nationwide. Suas provides projects to schools in Dublin, Cork, Waterford, Limerick and Galway. The tried and tested Maths Buddy and Reading Buddy programmes boost children’s abilities through fun number games and activities and one to one reading. Volunteers spend only 1 hour twice a week at the school for 8 weeks, working with the children most in need of a little extra support with basic maths or literacy. Through one-to-one sessions they make tangible, real-world progress right in front of your eyes. Find out more. Closing date: Friday 30th August.

(5) Funded Overseas Volunteer Roles at Viatores Christi (VC)

Viatores Christi (VC) is an Irish-based organisation supporting and working within the faith-based international development sector. VC aims to support people most in need. Our global programme and partnerships have evolved over time and we have long-term commitments to communities where we have a history of making change. Viatores Christi is seeking suitably qualified volunteer development workers for a number of Volunteer Development Worker roles.  VDWs will be in receipt of a monthly local living allowance and will receive allowances to help cover flights, vaccinations, etc. Accommodation will be provided free of charge. These assignments are initially for 12 months in duration but may be extended. Find out more or email

(6) CBM Ireland seeks Trustees/Board Members

CBM Ireland is currently seeking trustees to join its board. Experience in Finance, Board Governance, Disability Programming, International Development, Communications or Fundraising would be an advantage. Persons living with a disability or with lived experience of disability are encouraged to apply. For further information, please contact

(7) Concern Debates 2019-20 seeks Volunteer Adjudicators

Concern Debates give GCSE and A Level pupils the skills to formulate an argument, deliver a speech, stand up for their point of view and challenge their opponents’ opinions. Concern is looking for volunteers to join our panel of adjudicators to hear the insightful views of today’s youth on global issues. A brief training session will take place, to help the volunteers to understand the marking scheme for the debates. Each debate takes place in the schools in the evening between October 2019 and May 2020. If you would like to volunteer as an adjudicator, then please see here. For more information, please call: before 13 September.

(8) VSO Ireland - Various Roles

VSO Ireland has a range of volunteer opportunities for experienced professionals of any age looking to share their time and expertise. Volunteers can take part in a range of programmes of various lengths in countries across Africa and Asia. Find out more.