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
Check out the programme for the UCDVO Development Film Series starting in January and reserve your seat for the screening of 'Atlantic' with guest speaker and Director of the film, Risteard Ó Domhnaill
View our 2016 Conference Video 'International Volunteering: Where Can it take You?'
Read our Autumn Newletter with lots of updates from 2016 projects and opportunites for 2016/17.
Apply for a Leadership or Clinical Tutor position.
Find out about UCDVO Courses for 2016/17.
UCDVO claimed the top prize in its category at the Better Together Awards for UCDVO’s video Developing Communities, Developing Students