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UCDVO Annual Conference


The UCDVO Annual Conference now in its 4th year, is funded by the Concern Worldwide Development Education Grants Scheme. Themes from previous years include (i) Perspectives on International Volunteering in Education (ii) Volunteering for Sustainable Development and (iii) International Volunteering, Where Can it Take You?

This year’s conference will take place on Friday the 1st of December 2017, 10:00 – 4:30, UCD, Global Lounge. Registration will open in November. Please follow us on facebook to receive relevant updates.


UCDVO Annual Conference 2016

International Volunteering: Where Can it Take You?

UCDVO's Annual Conference was held on Saturday 26th November 10.00 - 17.00 in the UCD Global Lounge, Belfield. The title of this year's conference International Volunteering: Where Can it Take You? focused on the impact of international volunteering on personal and professional lives, as well as highlighting tangible opportunities for students, graduates and returned volunteers to pursue further studies and career paths in the development sector. The conference featured guest-speakers, workshops, an "opportunity market-place", and a story-telling session with returned volunteers who are now working in international development.

A photographic exhibition titled "Our Goals are Global Goals" was also showcased at the event to highlight the role of volunteering in implementing the Sustainable Development Goals.

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Read our UCDVO Conference Booklet for information on speakers and details on our Opportunity Marketplace.


View our 2016 Conference Video