Internships and Volunteer Posts

This information section is part of Dóchas Wednesday News, which also includes job openingsvolunteer posts and sector coursesseminars and events. Please use the menu links on the right to navigate through the different sections.

(1) Plan International Ireland seeks Public Engagement Volunteer

Working with the Public Engagement Team, you will be supporting the Donor Relations Officer to co-ordinate communications between children and their sponsors. In addition to this, the volunteer will have the opportunity to conduct research, support event co-ordination and to provide assistance to the team across various areas including Marketing, Fundraising and Digital Media. This role would suit someone with an interest in, and an understanding of, international development and human rights. In particular, the ideal candidate will be enthusiastic about communicating Plan’s overseas development work with supporters and the general public. Someone with excellent attention to detail and an interest in learning about the internal workings of a leading International Development Organisation will thoroughly benefit from this role. Find out more.

(2) AkiDwA seeks Interns

AkiDwA is an ethnic minority-led national network of migrant women living in Ireland. The Organisation promotes the equality of migrant women in Irish society, free of gender and racial stereotyping and applies a holistic approach to integration, promoting a migrant and gender-specific approach to public services as well as encouraging migrant women’s access to mainstream services and initiatives. Find out more.

  • Communication Intern: The Communication Intern will assist with managing AkiDwA internal and external communication by updating the organisation’s website, social media, writing and distributing E-Bulletin, press releases, emails to public officials, members and organisations. The internship is for 6 months, at least 21 hours per week and is unpaid but will get local public transport reimbursement and lunch allowances.

  • Policy Officer Intern: The Policy Officer will support the organisation work in contributing to national and European policy on issue that relate to migrant women. The internship is for 6 months and at least 21 hours per week and is unpaid but will get local public transport reimbursement and lunch allowances.

For full descriptions of either of these roles, please email Interested applicants should submit a letter of application together with CV via email: info@akidwa.ieClosing date: 19 October, 5pm.

(3) Trócaire seeks Volunteers

Volunteer with Trócaire in Ireland and join the fight for justice! Trócaire is looking for volunteers to join our volunteer networks. Volunteers support our outreach work in schools and parishes across Ireland through awareness raising, campaigning and fundraising. For more details and to download an application form, please visit For further information, please email or contact us at the below locations: Dublin: 01-8743875/ Cork: 021-4275622/ Galway: 091-781 231/ Belfast: +44 28 9080 8030. Closing date: 26 October.

(4) Suas seeks Coordinators for the Suas Volunteer Programme 2019

Suas seeks Team Coordinators, Development Coordinators and Education Coordinators to lead and support teams of volunteers in India and Zambia in summer 2019. In challenging environments in the global south, coordinators play a vital role by supporting volunteers, exploring international development issues and developing their teaching skills. Coordinators will be involved in the design and delivery of the programme from January through to June before going overseas for a 9 week placement. This is a voluntary role - training, overseas expenses and a stipend are provided. To apply, please send a CV and cover letter to For further information on each role, please download the information pack here. Closing date: 31 October, midnight.

(5) SERVE seeks volunteers for 2019 Overseas Volunteer Programme

Join SERVE during Summer 2019 and work alongside our partners in India, Mozambique, the Philippines or Vietnam. The programme will run over 4 weeks and includes working on education and community development projects as well as youth work programmes, and health and social care projects. The SERVE volunteer programme is open to everyone over 18. For more information about the specific projects and to apply, please visit our website or contact Closing date: 30 November.

(6) Oxfam Ireland seeks Communications and Events Volunteer  

Oxfam is a global movement of people who won’t live with the injustice of poverty. Together we save lives and rebuild communities when disaster strikes. We help people build better lives for themselves. We speak out on the big issues that keep people poor, like inequality and discrimination against women. Oxfam are currently recruiting for an exciting role in our Dublin Office. Please contact for a detailed job description and details of how to apply. We are looking for an enthusiastic Communications and Events Volunteer to support the delivery of 3 upcoming fashion fundraiser events in Spring 2019. The ideal candidate would be available for 25-30 hours a week for six months.  

(7) Solèy Haiti seeks Volunteers

Solèy Haiti’s short-term volunteer programme offers volunteering opportunities in Gros-Morne, Haiti. The programme will run over four weeks in July 2019 and includes projects such as sports and literacy camps for children aged 6-12 years, and the construction of houses for families. Our programme is open to students, graduates, professionals and everyone who wants to help some of those most in need in Haiti. For further information, please contact Caoimhín at

(8) Short-term Volunteer Opportunities with VMM International

VMM International's short term volunteer programme offers an extensive range of volunteer opportunities 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

(9) 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.