Volunteer Abroad

EIL Intercultural Learning is an Irish not for profit organisation facilitating learning mobility programmes for over 2,000 people every year. Our Volunteer Abroad Programme offers flexible and varied opportunities all year round. Projects are available in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Our programmes involve supporting local community projects while learning about a new culture and gaining a new perspective on global issues. They are designed to foster intercultural learning, personal development and global citizenship. While our volunteering programmes are challenging by nature, our participants are supported by our staff in Ireland, as well as by local staff based overseas; both have years of experience 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

Throwback to Chiang Mai, Thailand where myself and other EIL volunteers went to Elephant Nature Park. After spending...
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...

Volunteer Abroad News

Hi, today is International Volunteer Day so it seems like the perfect time to share with you my amazing journey working in the tent school project in Yadthady (Karnataka, India). Jorge documented the
We are delighted here in the office to have won Best website in Cork for a Company with 10 - 20 employees. A Huge congratulations to Tim - well done! Check out the photo of him making the acceptance
After leaving Oaxaca de Juarez at 11pm for a 10 hour bus journey and a quick taxi, I arrived in La Ventanilla where I would be working as part of a conservation project in order to strengthen the
As I hoped off the bus after a genuinely thrilling 6 hour bus journey (this was due to a large rain and thunder storm while high in the Oaxacan Mountains!) I was met by Maria whose house I would be
Our mission is to provide intercultural learning experiences which enrich lives, promote understanding of other cultures and challenge individuals to be more globally aware and responsible. Over the