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

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...
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...
Me and Eileen made this little movie of our two weeks in Oaxaca. As you can see, I'm not great with the camera but we...

Volunteer Abroad News

During our time in Kayamandi we have been fortunate enough to meet many people who are working to improve the lives of others. One such person is Gladys Bakubaku. In 2007, she set up a trauma room
Maeve from Cork has created a really colourful Photo-Blog about her time volunteering in Ghana this summer.
This week I had the opportunity of working with learners from Grades 8 to 12 in Makupula High School, one of the two high-schools in the township of Kayamandi. The average age of a learner in Grade 8
To conclude my series of blogs on life in Nepal, I think it’s only just to present an (honest) evaluation. Five weeks marauding the slopes and bypassing rabid beasts have afforded me the necessary
Hi there Well I’m back to fill you in on my first full week here in Chiang Mai which has been jam packed and literally flew by in a heart beat.... The last time we caught up I was on day one at