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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 three full-time staff to co-ordinate its activities. To date, over 1,500 volunteers have engaged in environmental, educational, healthcare, construction and computer training projects in disadvantaged communities overseas. 


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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Recent News & Opportunities

Applications for UCDVO 2019/20 Programme open 23rd September. Come to our Info Evening on the 23rd. Like our facebook page to stay up to date.


Registration for the UCDVO Annual Forum will open in September. Like us on facebook to stay up to date.



Applications for Be the Change, an evening course in activism and change making will open on the 16th September. 


Get all the updates from the recent 10 year Anniversary of Rás UCD.


Check out pictures from the recent UCD Oskars


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