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

In March 2015 EIL Network Members had the opportunity to interview applicants to win Travel Awards to Mexico, India,...
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!!

Volunteer Abroad News

I can’t believe in only a few hours, I’ll be saying Goodbye to Thailand. These eight weeks have gone by so fast (Time really does fly when you’re having fun). My experience here has been nothing but
The banners are up, the kettles are on and lots of families eagerly await homeward bound returnees! And what better way to spend a first evening home than with sharing stories of their experiences
Ola is one of EIL's 2015 Travel Award winners. Here he reflects on the impact his project is having on his outlook on life. "So it's been two weeks since I've been volunteering in Cottolengo.
Fear of animals = No more!!! Everyone and anyone who has met or knows me is aware of my extreme phobia of any creature that moves and isn’t human (animals). My adventure in Chaing mai has forced me
Travel Award winner, Ola Bademosi, is settling in well at his project in Mexico. Ola is a worthy receipient of one of the 2015 Travel Awards, and he chose to go to Mexico to volunteer for 8 weeks for