Internships and Volunteer Posts

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(1) Dóchas seeks Volunteers for Dóchas Awards 2019

The Dóchas Awards are an annual celebration of the inspiring humanitarian and development work of individuals and organisations in the Dóchas network. We are seeking volunteers for the Awards ceremony, which is taking place on the morning of 23 October. Do you want to support us in honouring the commitment and work of inspirational individuals and organisations in the sector? Email to find out more!

(2) Suas seeks Coordinator roles for the Suas Volunteer Programme 2020

Suas seeks Team Coordinators, Development Coordinators and Education Coordinators to lead and support teams of volunteers in India and Zambia in summer 2020. 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 6 or 10 week placement. This is a voluntary role - training, overseas expenses and a stipend are provided. Find out more here or email: Closing date: 30 October.

(3) SERVE seeks volunteers for 2020 Overseas Volunteer Programme

Join SERVE during Summer 2020 and work alongside our partners in India, Mozambique, the Philippines, Vietnam or Zambia.  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. To find out more contact Closing Date: 8 November.

(4) The Irish Global Health Network seeks Interns

The Irish Global Health Network is looking for Internship applications from graduates looking for a start in the area of global health or the international development sector. You will get the opportunity to gain excellent hands-on experience in the field of global health: organising events and conferences; contributing to web, social media and print editorial; coordinating grant applications; generating evaluation and progress reports, inputting to M&E frameworks and a range of other duties. Find out more. Starts October 2019.

(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. To find out more email

(6) 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

(7) 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.