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

From humble beginnings come great things. In 1964, John McNichols led a group of American students to Ireland, marking...
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...
Thank you to #EILTravelAward winner Catherine Ryan for nominating the staff at EIL for the MND Ice Bucket Challenge ...
Here is just a taster of my Tuesday and Friday mornings in the beautiful Mexico City. The children are amazing and so...

Volunteer Abroad News

We are still in shock here, but so proud and excited to have won the “Best Use of Facebook award” at the first ever Cork Digital Marketing Awards! Almost 300 applications for the Digital
Well…where to start with India….from the minute you exit the airport every sense is overloaded. There is just so many people, so much noise, lots of colour and smells. There are just so many new
After visiting the District 6 museum to learn the origins of the Cape Town townships I was lucky enough to spend time in a few of them and meet some industrious residents there. The first township I
Having settled into Cape Town I have been thinking about what a rich tapestry of culture there is here. There are layers upon layers in this place. Everyone seems to be well turned into their origins
Where did I stay, who did I meet? My time in Cape Town feels like a whirlwind. I saw some wonderful projects, met some inspiring people and stayed in some wonderfully welcoming homes. A few