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

Congratulations to all the winners of the WebAwards 2014 Unfortunately we didn’t win in our category of Best Practice (we were pipped to the post by 48Months.ie ) however we delighted to get to
Water, water, everywhere… Well, in Ireland at least! With the recent national debate on water charges, I thought I would take a slightly different approach to the matter and attempt to help us all
The excitement in the office is building we have made it to the Finals of the Cork Digital Marketing Awards 2014! We are delighted to have made it to the finals in two categories The Best use of
Hey so it's been almost a month since I arrived in Guatemala and already it seems like home - the people so friendly, the lifestyle so simple, the culture interesting and the Spanish, well it's
Una Deasy recently joined the EIL team as the new manager of the Global Volunteers Team. Having spent the last few years of her career working with Trocaire and supporting volunteers in the SVP Una