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UCD Volunteers Overseas
Volunteer Programme

 Applications for the 2017/18 Programme open the 25th September 2017

The UCDVO Programme is open to all UCD Students, Staff and Alumni, and runs over a period of 12 months. Leadership postions are open to UCD Staff members or graduates/development workers/teachers/or those with relevant experience. 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 development education, 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.

 

How to Apply

Applications for the 2017/18 Volunteering and Development Education Programme open online on the 25th September 2017 and close on the 9th October. All applicants are interviewed and places will be offered to successful applicants by the 10th November. Please review our Programme Dates before applying.  You can make your online application via our Applications Page.

Applicatons for Team Leaders remains open and Clinical Tutors closes on the 3rd of November. Make an application for a Team Leader Position via our online FORM

 

What to Expect

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.

Participating in the UCDVO Volunteering and Development Education Programme is a year-long committment with several training days taking place over the course of the year. Volunteers should ensure they are in a position to fully participate in this programme. See dates for 2017/18 Programme.

UCDVO takes the health and safety of all of our volunteers very seriously, particularly when working in a new environment overseas. That is why we ask all participants to respect our Health and Safety Statement and our Policy on Alcohol and Drugs. We encourage people to familiarise themselves with these in advance of application.

 

Leadership Roles

Click HERE to find out more and to apply as a Team Leader with the 2017/18 Volunteering & Development Education Programme.

Click HERE to find out more and to apply as a Student Leader with the 2017/18 Volunteering & Development Education Programme.

Click HERE to find out more and to apply as a Clinical Tutor with the 2017/18 Volunteering & Development Education Programme.