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UCD Volunteers Overseas

Programme for the Year 2016/17:

  • 5th - 9th September: Orientation Week Events
  • 19th - 23rd September: Information Stand in Freshers' Tent
  • 26th September: Applications Open online
  • 26th September: Information Evening, 6pm
  • 10th October: Volunteer Applications for 2016/17 close
  • 17th October: Interviews begin
  • 19th November: Volunteer Induction Day (mandatory event)
  • 26th November: UCDVO Conference
  • 2nd December: Volunteer Deposits due (€350)
  • 20th January: Team Building  (mandatory event)
  • 21st January: Introduction to Development (mandatory event)
  • 27th January: Second payment due (€750)
  • 30th January - 27th February: UCDVO Development Film Series (Monday evenings 6pm)
  • 25th February (provisional date): UCDVO Annual Charity Ball
  • 1st - 28th February: Language / culture workshops (mandatory events)
  • 25th February: Third payment due (€500)
  • 4th & 5th February: Leadership Training Weekend [for Student Leaders & Team Leaders only]
  • 2nd March: UCDVO Day including street collections, pancake sale, Global Awareness Evening and lots more!
  • 11th March: Skills Building Day (mandatory event)
  • 31st March: Fourth payment due (€600)
  • 29th March: First Vaccination Clinic with the TMB on campus, St. Stephen's Chaplaincy
  • 5th April: Second Vaccination Clinic with the TMB on campus, St. Stephen's Chaplaincy
  • 26th April: Final Vaccination Clinic
  • 26th May: Pre-departure Training Day - Pre-departure Training Day - Health & Safety (mandatory event) 
  • 27th 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]
  • 9th September: Debriefing Day (mandatory event)
  • 6th October: Volunteer Recognition Evening (mandatory event)
  • November 2017: UCDVO Annual Conference (Date to be confirmed)

 

*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