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, 776 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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UCDVO's Spring Newsletter provides updates on 2013 projects plans and some of the highlights of our anniversary year. Enjoy catching up on all VO related news!
Check out the article on page 6 of the ISCP Newsletter March 2013 which features UCDVO's Uganda team
UCDVO Anniversary Yearbooks are now available. The Yearbook captures some of the highlights of the past ten years of volunteering overseas. They are on sale for €5 from the reception of UCD International (ground floor main restaurant building).