How to Apply

General applications to the UCDVO Volunteering and Global Citizenship Programme 2021-22 closed on the 18th October 2021. The extended deadline for Physio and Nutrition Elective Placements, Team Coordinators and Clinical Tutors is the 26th of October 2021. Following an interview process, places will be offered to successful candidates by early November 2021. Participants will 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. 

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General Volunteers & Student Leaders

Volunteers participating in the UCDVO programme come from all disciplines across the University Campus at very different stages of their university experience. General volunteer roles are open to UCD students, staff and alumni. Returning volunteers are eligible to apply for a leadership role as Student Leader. Applications for General Volunteer and Student Leader are now closed. 

Elective Placements

In collaboration with the School of Public Health, Physiotherapy and Sports Science, and the School of Agriculture and Food Science, we also offer a number of elective placements. Stage 3 BSc Physiotherapy, Stage 2 Professional Masters in Physiotherapy or Stage 2 MSc Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics students are eligible to apply for the UCDVO Programme and to carry out part of their elective placements with UCDVO. The deadline for Elective placements is Tuesday 26th October. Please apply HERE

Leadership Roles - Team Coordinator 

Team Coordinator positions are open to UCD staff members or graduates/development workers/teachers/or those with relevant experience. Check out the Team Coordinator Role Description 2021-22. You can make your application to our 2021/22 programme as Team Coordinator HERE. Applications close 26th October. 

Clinical Tutor Roles - Physiotherapy & Nutrition

The UCD School of Public Health, Physiotherapy and Sports Science in partnership with UCDVO, recruit qualified physiotherapists with a minimum of 3 years of clinical experience for Clinical Tutor roles on UCDVO projects in India, Tanzania and Uganda. UCDVO is also seeking applications from qualified Nutrition or Dietetics graduates for the role of Nutrition Tutor Role Description 2021-22 on the UCDVO 2021/22 Volunteering and Global Citizenship Programme, in association with the UCD School of Agriculture and Food Science. Apply HERE by the 26th October. 

Please contact UCDVO Manager Hilary Minch if you would like to find out more at

Applications for Elective Placements, Team Coordinators and Clinical Tutors close on 26th October.