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

From humble beginnings come great things. In 1964, John McNichols led a group of American students to Ireland, marking...
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...
Thank you to #EILTravelAward winner Catherine Ryan for nominating the staff at EIL for the MND Ice Bucket Challenge ...
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

I had contemplated volunteering abroad long before I dared to apply. As cliché as it sounds, it’s been one of the best decisions I´ve ever made. I studied development and global injustices issues
Just into my 6th week here in Santo Tomas Guatemala, and while it has had it's challenges it has been the most amazing and exciting few weeks of my life. My host family are absolutely brilliant and
The EIL Reporter caught up with Ben Henry from CIT to find out about his Volunteer Experience in Guatemala I went volunteering in Guatemala for six weeks, in the summer of 2014. I knew I wanted to
Today I had the wonderful opportunity of visiting a centre named Huiz Horizon. Huiz Horizon is a residential and day centre for adults with learning disabilities. The centre is part funded by the
We have been Nominated for a WebAward not just 1 but 5! The WebAwards celebrate Ireland's best and brightest web stars. We are delighted to say we have been nominated in Relax Web Awards this