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

Once I retired I made the decision to volunteer abroad, I wanted to challenge myself and have an adventure of my own. It was important to me to have the experience of really living as part of a
Anne Doran, retired nurse from Co. Clare who volunteered in Rural Nepal Education and Social Care Projects in Nepal In the rural location I was based in during my volunteer programme in Nepal I
Cork-based Manus decided to leave beautiful Kinsale behind to sign up for a 6 month volunteer placement in southern India. Here is an update of how he's getting on. "Anyhow, I am doing great. I love
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. Thomas A.Edison Dreaming of an opportunity to use your skills as an engineer to work with local communities
My name is Debra Doherty, I am from a small village called Shragraddy in county Mayo. I come from a big family with four brothers, two sisters and my mother Kathleen and father Martin. I am currently