Internships and Volunteer Posts

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

Coordinator roles 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. Closing date: midnight tonight, 16 January. 

(2) ONE Campaign - Applications Open for 2019 Youth Ambassador Programme

ONE is looking for passionate campaigners to join our one-year Youth Ambassador volunteer programme, now in its fifth year in Ireland. ONE Youth Ambassadors are dedicated volunteers who campaign with us to end extreme poverty and preventable diseases. As a ONE Youth Ambassador you will be supported to hold events in your community, lobby TDs and Ministers in Ireland, as well as MEPs in Brussels and be part of a network of 300 campaigners across Europe. This role is a great opportunity for anyone wanting to become more engaged in international development or who wants to develop their skills in creating change. Apply online now via our websiteClosing date: 16 January, 12 midnight.

(3) STAND seeks News Editor 

'STAND, a not-for-profit initiative working to engage third-level students on a range of global justice issues, is looking for STAND News Editor to take the lead in the running of STAND News - our online magazine. The successful candidate will be passionate about global justice, highly organised and have experience working in a newsroom environment. The goal is to provide exceptional, informative and engaging content for a student audience. The internship will be for a period of 4-6 months. Find out more. Closing date: 18 January, 12 noon.

(4) Amnesty International Ireland - Activist Leadership Group

We want to work with a group of volunteer activists to lead innovative and engaging activism for human rights. We know there are so many motivated leaders who can bring passion and creativity to human rights work around Ireland. Our aim is to form a group of activists who pledge to lead human rights change in their communities. Is this opportunity for you? Are you aged 18 years or older? Do you have experience, knowledge or skills from previous activism or volunteering work (with Amnesty or with another group)? This is also for new activists or volunteers! Do you want to grow and develop as a leader? Are you available to give approximately 3 hours a month, with some additional time required around events? Are you interested in gaining training and up-skilling in human rights campaigning and community action? How to apply: Complete this 10-minute online application. Closing date: 8 February, 5pm.

(5) Become a volunteer for Trócaire in Galway and Limerick

Are you passionate about global justice and human rights? Trócaire is inviting you to join our vibrant teams of volunteers in the Galway and Limerick areas. Our volunteers raise awareness on global justice by supporting our outreach, campaigning and fundraising work across Ireland. Training and support is provided throughout. Find out more and apply. More information is available at Closing date: 8 February.

(6) Brighter Communities Worldwide - Volunteer Opportunity in Kenya

Brighter Communities Worldwide are looking for volunteers to join them in 2019 to take part in our volunteer project in Kenya from 15 June to 6 July. Volunteers will be working in Kericho County a rural area 220km northwest of Nairobi. They will work closely with local communities and our staff on projects supporting community development programmes -  for example: community based courses such as lifeskills, business training, remote emergency care; healthy schools workshops; installing household smokeless stoves or development of the sustainable trekking route. This is a great opportunity to use your skills and experience to support people who are creating better futures for themselves and to deepen your understanding of global development issues. Find out more here or phone our office on 021 4621748. Closing date: Mid-February.

(7) 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

(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.

(9) UCDVO Team Coordinators

UCDVO is seeking applications for the role of Team Coordinator on the UCDVO 2018/19 Volunteering and Development Education Programme. The Programme is a one-year commitment which includes evening and weekend workshops and four weeks overseas. Project countries currently include India, Haiti, Nicaragua, Tanzania and Uganda. Team Coordinators form a crucial part of the UCDVO Programme as they are responsible for supporting volunteers, communicating with local partner organisations and assisting with project planning, implementation and evaluation. Applications can be made online.

(10) Viatores Christi - Volunteer Opportunity

Viatores Christi is seeking a suitably qualified volunteer development worker for the role below. This role is not salaried but is funded from the Overseas Aid Budget and has Volunteer Development Worker (VDW) status (PRSI contributions paid by the Irish Government). Occupational Therapist - Haiti: Our partner in Port au Prince, Haiti seeks a qualified Occupational Therapist for its Special Needs Programme. The Programme provides residential, educational and therapeutic services to children and adults with physical and neurological disabilities and their families. It does so with the stated aim of achieving participation, equality and full human rights for individuals with disability in Haiti, where poverty, prejudice and a lack of state services can often lead to the neglect and abandonment of this vulnerable population. In addition to its core activities, the Special Needs Programme uses training, advocacy and partnership arrangements with like-minded organisations to work towards this aim. For more information on this role and the application process, please contact or click here.