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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, 1294 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



News & Upcoming Events

Applications open online for the 2017/18 Volunteering and Development Education Programme on 25th September. Attend our Information Evening 25th September, 6pm, in B004 Health Sciences Centre, Belfield.


Applications open for Be the Change on Monday the 18th of September. Places are limited, so get your application in early!


UCDVO is looking to recruit Team Leaders for our 2017/18 Programme. Come to our Team Leader Info Evening, 2nd October, 6pm Global Lounge, Belfield.


A great opportunity for those with experience and an interest in development education as Co-Facilitators with Comhlámh for the UCDVO Development Education Programme. Applications open now.


View our 2016 Conference Video 'International Volunteering: Where Can it take You?' The 2017 UCDVO Conference will take place on December 1st. Follow us on facebook to receive updates


UCDVO claimed the top prize in its category at the Better Together Awards for UCDVO’s video Developing Communities, Developing Students