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UCD Volunteers Overseas
Volunteer Programme

Applications for general volunteer roles for 2016/17 are now closed. Applications open for 2 weeks in September/October each year.

The UCDVO Programme is open to all UCD Students, Staff and Alumni, and runs over a period of 12 months. Applications open in September each year and following an interview process, places are offered to successful candidates by mid-November. Volunteers take part in a series of mandatory training and team-building events while also carrying out their own individual fundraising activities throughout the year. Each volunteer has a fundraising target of €2,600 which must be raised before departure in June. Overseas placements are for four weeks and normally take place from mid/end of June to mid/end of July. On return from overseas, volunteers take part in a debriefing course and engage in awareness raising activities to share their experiences working in developing countries.

Volunteering with UCDVO is an excellent opportunity to learn about key development issues, to contribute time and energy to projects which are carefully planned in partnership with local communities, and to work within intercultural and diverse teams of enthusiastic and motivated young people.

You can join the UCDVO Student Society and get involved in activities on campus. Drop by our Volunteer Office beside Reader's Cafe in the Library Building for more information.

Click HERE to find out more and to apply as a Team Leader with the 2016/17 Volunteering & Development Education Programme.

Click HERE to find out more and to apply as a Physiotherapy Clinical Tutor with the 2016/17 Volunteering & Development Education Programme.