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UCD Volunteers Overseas

Volunteer Applications

Applications for UCDVO's 2016/17 Volunteering & Development Education Programme are open between 26th September and 10th October 2016. Please note, applicants do not submit an application form for a particular country or project; preferences will be discussed at the interview stage. Best of luck to everyone applying! 

General Volunteer Roles - Click here to APPLY

If this is your first time volunteering with UCDVO and you do not meet any of the criteria for a leadership position or a Clinical Tutor role, you should submit an application via this form. If you previously volunteered with UCDVO, but do not wish to apply for a leadership position and would like to return as a general volunteer, you should also apply via this form.

Applications closed.


Leadership Roles - Click here to APPLY

If you are interested in a Student Leader role or Team Leader role, you should submit an application via this form. Student Leaders must have previous experience volunteering with UCDVO. Team Leaders must be aged 24 or above and have some prior leadership experience. For detailed role descriptions, click here.

Applications open.


Physiotherapy Clinical Tutor Roles - Click here to APPLY

If you are a qualified Physiotherapist with a minimum of 3 years clinical experience and would like to apply for a Clinical Tutor role with UCDVO, you should submit an application via this form. For a detailed role description, click here.

Applications open until the 14th October.


UCDVO seeks applications from students, staff, graduates or external candidates with relevant experience who:

  • Want to engage in a one-year programme which includes pre-project training, development education, a one month overseas placement, debriefing and awareness raising
  • Can commit to the Programme for the Year and all mandatory events
  • Are flexible with regards where they go and what kind of work they do overseas - preferences and skills will be taken into account at the interview stage, however applications are not sought for specific project locations or tasks, UCDVO requires a high level of flexibility from volunteers
  • Are motivated by working with communities in developing countries and gaining an understanding of different cultures and lifestyles
  • Have an open mind and are adaptable to new environments, i.e. not distressed by change in climate, food, language, living conditions
  • Can commit to raising €2,600 between December and May 
  • Can work in a team and also use own initiative
  • Are creative and have a positive attitude
  • Are willing to share their experiences on return and engage in awareness raising activities with the UCDVO Student Society or networks of returned volunteers

If you would like to get involved in UCDVO activities on campus please email and sign up to our Facebook page to keep updated on events.

For information on similar overseas volunteering opportunities please see our News & Resources section.