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) Brighter Communities Worldwide seeks Volunteers (Kenya)

Brighter Communities Worldwide are looking for volunteers to join them in 2019 to take part in our volunteer project in Kenya from 2 - 23 November. 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: 30 April.

(2) 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

(3) 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.