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

My name is Suzanne Mahony and I’m from Terenure, Dublin. I was lucky to get a leave of absence from my job as a tax consultant to go to Ecuador for two months to live with an Ecuadorian family, learn
An exciting and unusal volunteer opportunity is available for the right person in Hanoi What is it? This project is based in Hanoi city in northern Vietnam. It is a community based centre for young
By Anna Udby Mortensdatter, Danish Volunteer, volunteering in a primary school project in Hanoi, Vietnam I'm walking to school. It takes me around fifteen minutes. I live on quite a busy, wide street
Once I retired I made the decision to volunteer abroad, I wanted to challenge myself and have an adventure of my own. It was important to me to have the experience of really living as part of a
Anne Doran, retired nurse from Co. Clare who volunteered in Rural Nepal Education and Social Care Projects in Nepal In the rural location I was based in during my volunteer programme in Nepal I