Internships and Volunteer Posts

The Internships and Volunteer Posts section is part of Dóchas Wednesday News, which also includes job openings, volunteer posts and sector courses, seminars and events. Please use the menu links on the right, or below if on a mobile device, to navigate through the different sections.

(1) CBM Ireland seeks Programme and Advocacy Intern

We are looking for a motivated intern with relevant interest and academic background to join our small, dynamic team in Dublin. The intern will be offered a wide range of interesting tasks primarily in the areas of project management and advocacy. The internship is unpaid, but we offer a daily allowance of €10 towards lunch and transport costs. Candidates are invited to send a short cover letter and CV to CBM is an inclusive employer and encourage all interested to apply. The intern will be required to sign CBM’s code of conduct and follow CBM’s safeguarding policy. Closing date: 5 December. 

(2) EIL Explore 2020 Applications Now Open for Funded Overseas Learning Adventures

The EIL Explore programme offers overseas programmes that are tried and tested yet bring new adventures for each individual. People in Ireland have the opportunity to learn from local farmers in Mexico, get tips on sustainable development in Ecuador and hear from influential activists in Vermont. The EIL Explore programme launched their 2020 application process on Friday, 18 October. The Explore programme, which is organised and funded by EIL Intercultural Learning, provides 40 awards to Irish residents of all ages who are interested in volunteering, cultural immersion, or language education abroad. Could you be exploring Mexico, Japan, Vietnam or Guatemala next summer? Find out more. Closing date: 6 December.

(3) Become a ONE Youth Ambassador

The ONE Youth Ambassador programme is looking for 30 passionate activists from across Ireland to join us for 2020. Next year presents a great opportunity to engage with political representatives to talk about the importance of vaccines in the fight against preventable diseases, overseas aid funding, the Global Goals, and more. This one-year volunteer programme will take a few hours of your time a week and you’ll carry out a variety of creative and innovative actions in support of our campaigning and advocacy work. We will ask you to raise awareness in your community alone, meet with your TDs and lobby MEPs, all in the fight to end extreme poverty. As well as national trainings in Dublin there will be opportunities to engage with our work in Brussels. Find out more. Closing date: 13 December.

(4) Trócaire seeks Volunteers

Are you passionate about global justice and human rights? Trócaire is dedicated to improving the lives of people living in poverty and injustice around the world. Our outreach and awareness-raising in Ireland is a vital part of that work. Volunteers support our work by raising awareness in schools, parishes and communities as well as campaigning on issues that matter. Volunteering with Trócaire gives people an opportunity to contribute to an organisation that is committed to dignity and justice by bringing your valuable skills, experience and energy to our work in Ireland. Get in touch for more information about volunteering by emailing

(5) Funded Overseas Volunteer Roles at Viatores Christi

Viatores Christi (VC) is seeking suitably qualified volunteer development workers (VDWs) for the following Volunteer Development Worker roles: Accountant / Physiotherapist / Speech & Language Therapist / Psychosocial Programme Manager / Sports Teacher. 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.To find out more email

(6) 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.