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
What a nerve racking few weeks! First we were nominated for not 1 but 5 WebAwards and all 5 nominations made it to the Quarter Finals (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0
I have learned that not everything you hear is true. When you want to visit a country that is not on the “normal” tourist destination list you sometimes reconsider and think “oh I don’t know, you
After some heated debate at the debreifing weekend in Dublin, Tara caught up with Ben McHenry from France, who has first hand experience being taught English, to find out why he thinks International
Introduction Recently, I volunteered for eight weeks with an NGO named Setjhaba Youth Awareness (SYA) in Kayamandi. Kayamandi is a township of Stellenbosch and is located 50 kilometres from Capetown