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Who is UCDVO?


UCDVO was established in 2003 by the former UCD Chaplain Fr Tony Coote in response to an expressed desire among students to engage in voluntary work abroad. Since its inception and launch as a registered charitable organisation in 2004, UCDVO has extended its activities to projects in India, Haiti, Nicaragua,Tanzania and Uganda and employs two full-time staff to co-ordinate its activities. To date, approx 1,500 volunteers have engaged in environmental, educational, healthcare, construction and computer training projects in disadvantaged communities overseas. 

 

UCDVO’s Vision is for UCD students to graduate with an understanding of the challenges facing humanity worldwide and the determination and self belief to tackle the issues underlying poverty and inequality in the world.

 

UCDVO’s Mission is to provide UCD students, staff and alumni with opportunities to volunteer for the benefit of disadvantaged communities overseas, in response to needs explicitly identified by those communities.

 

Click here to view photos of UCDVO's projects

 

 

Recent News & Opportunities

Apply for Be the Change applications open 17th September.

 

Applications open for UCDVO Volunteering and Development Education Programme 2018/19 open 24th September

 

 

Attend the UCDVO Information Evening  24th September 6pm on the UCDVO Programme 2018/19

 

Read the UCDVO June Newsletter with lots of updates and events.