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UCD Volunteers Overseas

Codes of Conduct

UCDVO is committed to the highest level of international standards and recognises its responsibiltiy to partner organisations, volunteers, donors and host communities.  UCDVO implements best practice guidelines for participating volunteers, including child protection, health and safety and capacity building.  

UCDVO is a registered charity -  CHY 15856 and is governed by a Board of Trustees

UCDVO is registered with the Charities Regulatory Authority - number 20055776.

UCDVO is a signatory to the Dóchas Code of Conduct on Images and Messages.

UCDVO is a signatory of the Comhlámh Code of Good Practice (CoGP) for Volunteer Sending Agencies. The Code is a set of standards for organisations involved in facilitating international volunteer placements in the global south.

UCDVO has been assessed by Comhlámh as having all core indicators and at least 85% of all indictors in place for our international volunteer programmes. (Comprehensive Compliance status). Comprehensive Compliance status is the highest award for quality responsible volunteering programmes available to Irish international volunteer sending agencies.

If you feel we are not adhering to the Code please contact us on ucdvo@ucd.ie or info@comhlamh.org