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

Me and Eileen made this little movie of our two weeks in Oaxaca. As you can see, I'm not great with the camera but we...
Niamh and I living it up on the coast of the Pacific Ocean.
Here is a short video blog from Mexico just giving a short account of my experience so far.
Zoolgist student, Niamh Kinnarney won the Mature Student Travel Award this year. She is a mature student at NUIG and is...
Siobhan Hughes, who was awarded the Global Awareness Programme and travelled to South Africa last year, has been...

Volunteer Abroad News

Evenings here offer sickness, socializing and solace. Evenings here also happen to be my favourite time of the day. After indulging in the usual meal of dal bhat and dubious small talk*, we are
Last weekend, I travelled with 34 other volunteers who were also volunteering with my host organisation SYTO (Student Youth and Travel Organisation) to the Mole National Park in the Northern Region
Winners of our Active Retirement Travel Award are remarkable people - retired and usually very much involved in their local community, they are always eager to 'give back'. The Active Retirement
Photos by Nuala McHale In the sleepy little town on El Novillero high in the northern highlands of Guatemala is the environmental NGO and environmental park, Corazon del Bosque. It is here that
Article 25 of the Universal Declaration on Human Rights states that “Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and his family, including food,