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
Apply to the UCDVO Volunteering and Development Education Programme 2016/17. Attend our Info Evening on the 26th of September. Applications open same date.
Follow our facebook page for updates on the UCDVO Conference taking place November 26th.
Find out about UCDVO Courses for 2016/17.
UCDVO with Camara Education will be holding a Computer Drop Off Day in Belfield on Tuesday 15th November.
Are you interested in being a Tutor in our Skills Exchange project taking place in November? Get in touch!
UCDVO claimed the top prize in its category at the Better Together Awards for UCDVO’s video Developing Communities, Developing Students