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UCDVO is a registered charity and was founded in 2002 by the late Fr. Tony Coote. Participants in the UCDVO Volunteering and Development Education Programme take part in training days, development education activities and 4 weeks volunteering overseas with a local partner in India, Tanzania or Uganda. Overseas activities are largely in the area of healthcare, education and community development. UCDVO is governed by a Board of Trustees and has three full-time members of staff. 



UCDVO’s Vision and Mission 

UCDVO’s Vision is for the UCD Community to have an in-depth understanding of the challenges facing humanity worldwide, and the determination and commitment to tackling issues underlying global poverty and inequality.

UCDVO’s Mission is to provide the UCD Community with opportunities to engage in international volunteering and development education activities, which are designed in partnership with local communities and in line with international development frameworks.


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