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

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!!
Mexico City... I have NOT been abducted by the drug cartel, the people do not walk around with sombreros drinking only...

Volunteer Abroad News

Well it has only been a week and a half since I arrived in Guatemala, and I already feel like so much has happened. Before leaving my biggest fears were definitely; my level of Spanish (or lack of),
Nyasha won an Access Travel Award this year and spent 8 weeks volunteering in Thailand with Art Relief International (ARI). Nyasha worked with children and adults on various art projects aimed at
Finding my feet in Mexico I arrived in Mexico City on June 29th accompanied by three other young Travel Award winners, we were met by EIL Intercultural Learning representative, Zuri. We stayed for
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