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 (Delhi and Andhra Pradesh), Haiti, Nicaragua,Tanzania and Uganda and employs a full-time Manager to co-ordinate its activities. To date, over 900 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.
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Read all about the 2013 Projects: UCDVO Newsletter September 2013
General volunteer applications for the 2013/14 Volunteer Programme are now closed. Thank you to everyone who applied. Team Leader roles are still available.
Come along to our Team Leader Information Evening on Tuesday 15th October at 6pm in the UCD Global Lounge