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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

 Applications open online on the 4th December for Skills in Development Education. Make an application HERE.

 

Check out the UCDVO Annual Conference Programme. Register your attendance HERE.

 

Catch up on project updates, upcoming events and opportunities in UCDVO's Autumn Newsletter 2017.

 

UCDVO is looking to recruit Team Leaders for our 2017/18 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