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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

Check out the programme and reserve your seats for the UCDVO Development Film Series.

 

 Buy tickets for the UCDVO Annual Charity Ball taking place on the 1st of March.

 

Come along to our Global Awareness Evening taking place on the 7th of March.

 

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