Internships and Volunteer Posts

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(1) Christian Aid Ireland seeks Board Members/Trustees

Christian Aid Ireland is seeking Expressions of Interest from people who are willing to contribute their knowledge and skills to our work in international development and the eradication of poverty worldwide. For a comprehensive role profile and further details, please contact Closing date: 14 June.

(2) Trócaire seeks new Board Members

Trócaire is seeking Expressions of Interest from people who are willing to contribute their knowledge and skills to sit on our International Programme Advisory Committee (IPAC) to advise on the development of Trócaire’s international programme work and to monitor the impact of this work. This Committee fulfils an advisory and governance role through providing guidance on policy and strategy decisions affecting the fulfilment of Trócaire’s mandate overseas and overseeing the implementation of Trócaire’s programme work in line with the organisational Strategic Plan. Candidates should have experience in one or more of the four core programmes areas of Trócaire’s Strategic Plan; (Human Rights & Democratic Space, Equitable Access to & use of Resources, Women’s Empowerment, Protection of Human Dignity in Humanitarian Crisis). Experience or knowledge of key areas of development and humanitarian programming, evidence measurement and / or Institutional Funding would be an advantage. Trócaire seeks diversity among its committee members. In particular, Trócaire is seeking candidates whose background and/or ethnicity reflects some of the countries where Trócaire works. For a comprehensive profile of the duties of the IPAC, please contact Joanne Slyman in Trócaire at joanne.slyman@trocaire.orgClosing date: 28 June.

(3) 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

(4) 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. We will be running a brief training session 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: or call: 02890 261524 before 13 September.

(5) 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.

(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