Volunteer Abroad

EIL Intercultural Learning is an Irish not for profit organisation supporting local projects across the world. Our Volunteer Abroad programme involves living, working and making a difference in a local community while learning about a new culture and gaining a new perspective on global and development issues. We offer flexible and varied voluntary work opportunities all year round. Our volunteers are supported by highly qualified in-country staff with years of experience in intercultural exchanges and in supporting international volunteers.

Find out more about our approach to short term international volunteering.

EIL Volunteers are all over the world right now! Read some of their stories like Vicky McMahon in India or Suzanne O'Mahony in Ecuador

Volunteer Abroad Videos

In March 2015 EIL Network Members had the opportunity to interview applicants to win Travel Awards to Mexico, India,...
Brian Hughes , a Cork School of Music student from Dungarvan Co.Waterford, traveled to Ghana with EIL in June 2014 for...
2014 EIL Travel Award winner, Tadhg Moore, describes his experience winning an EIL Travel Award and the 8 weeks he...
Here is just a taster of my Tuesday and Friday mornings in the beautiful Mexico City. The children are amazing and so...
I visited the BEAUTIFUL pyramids in Teotihuacán and then visited the fabulous city of Real Del Monte. VISIT!!

Volunteer Abroad News

Goodbye: The term goodbye is often used at the end of a conversation or when someone is departing. Used to express an acknowledgment of parting. Only four more days to go, Only four more days of
你好!I’m Jacqui and I’m currently in Shanghai on week 3 of 10. What brought me here? The EIL Travel awards and my deep love, or to be completely honest, my obsession with the Chinese language, culture
THAILAND!!! Has it sunk in yet? I managed to keep my cool till the day before departure when the goodbyes began. It was approximately 9pm when the suitcase was finally zipped and padlocked. I drove
June 4th the day I started my new journey! Early flight from Dublin to Frankfurt then to Mexico. Saying goodbye was one of the hardest things I've had to do, leaving my family and friends for two
Here it is, the first blog from Thailand! I had every intention to write about my pre-departure experience in the weeks coming up to the trip but between visas, vaccinations, workshops and assuring