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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



News & Upcoming Events

UCDVO will be holding a Computer Drop-Off Day in partnership with Camara Education on the 22nd May in Belfield.


UCDVO along with Comhlámh will be hosting a World Café event The Age of Activism as part of the UCD Festival on June 9th. All welcome to participate! email:


Read the UCDVO February 2018 Newsletter with lots of updates and events.


Check out the UCDVO Annual Conference Programme.


View our 2016 Conference Video 'International Volunteering: Where Can it take You?' The 2017 UCDVO Conference will take place on December 1st. Follow us on facebook to receive updates