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UCD Volunteers Overseas

Programme for the Year 2016/17:

  • 9th September: Debriefing Day (mandatory event)
  • 6th October: Volunteer Recognition Evening (mandatory event)
  • 1st December: UCDVO Annual Conference


Programme for the Year 2017/18:

  • 5th - 9th September: Orientation Week Events
  • 18th - 22nd September: Information Stand in Freshers' Tent
  • 25th September: Applications Open online
  • 25th September: Information Evening, 6pm
  • 9th October: Volunteer Applications for 2017/18 close
  • 16th October: Interviews begin
  • 18th November: Volunteer Induction Day (mandatory event)
  • 1st December: UCDVO Annual Conference
  • 1st December: Volunteer Deposits due (€350)
  • 19th January: Team Building  (mandatory event)
  • 20th January: Introduction to Development (mandatory event)
  • 26th January: Second payment due (€750)
  • 29th January - 26th February: UCDVO Development Film Series (Monday evenings 6pm)
  • 24th February (provisional date): UCDVO Annual Charity Ball
  • 1st - 28th February: Language / culture workshops (mandatory events)
  • 23rd February: Third payment due (€500)
  • 3rd  & 4th February: Leadership Training Weekend [for Student Leaders & Team Leaders only] Provisional date.
  • 1st March: UCDVO Day including street collections, pancake sale, Global Awareness Evening and lots more!
  • 10th March: Skills Building Day (mandatory event)
  • 30th March: Fourth payment due (€600)
  • 28th March: First Vaccination Clinic with the TMB on campus, St. Stephen's Chaplaincy
  • 4th April: Second Vaccination Clinic with the TMB on campus, St. Stephen's Chaplaincy
  • 25th April: Final Vaccination Clinic
  • 24th May (Thursday): Pre-departure Training Day - Health & Safety (mandatory event) 
  • 26th May: Pre-departure Training Day - Ethical Volunteering & Intercultural Learning (mandatory event)
  • 31st May: Final payment due (€400)
  • 9th June -9th July: South India, Northeast India and Tanzania (Ruaha) teams overseas [provisional dates]
  • 16th June - 16th July: Tanzania (Morogoro) and Nicaragua teams overseas [provisional dates]
  • 23rd June-23rd July: Uganda (Nansana) team overseas [provisional dates]
  • 9th July- 6th August: Uganda (Kisiizi) team overseas [provisional dates]
  • 8th September: Debriefing Day (mandatory event)
  • 5th October: Volunteer Recognition Evening (mandatory event)


*Please note these dates are provisional and are subject to change. In addition to the events above, volunteers are expected to attend regular team meetings with their Leaders. The UCDVO Student Society will also run a number of development education events on campus throughout the year including a film series, photo exhibitions, debates and information stands. The dates for these events will be posted on the UCDVO Facebook page