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

Did I ever think about living abroad? The short answer – no! But life has a funny way of surprising you and I have found myself leading a life I never even dreamed of! A series of fortunate events
World AIDS Day is commemorated across the globe every December 1 in a bid to highlight awareness of the disease, show support for those living with it and remember those who have died from the
My introduction to Kayamandi Township left quite the impression on me and also left me asking myself if I had made the right decision to make the place my home for 6 weeks. Large flames ripping
AIDS was discovered in 1981. HIV the virus that causes it was discovered in 1983. It affects about 1% of the world’s population. Southern Africa (South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia and
It is clear from my time in Kayamandi that the Xhosa people are very proud of their customs and traditions which are well recognised by the community. One such tradition that was topical during my