The Himalayan kingdom of Nepal is renowned for its breathtaking scenery, its rich cultural heritage and its friendly people. A small country wedged between India and China, it contains 8 of the world’s 10 highest peaks, including Mount Everest.
Guatemala is a country steeped in history and traditions. Once the centre of the great Maya civilisation, it contains a wealth of archaeological treasures including the impressive pyramids dotted around the countryside.
Orientation in Antigua City
Up to 4 weeks intensive language classes (depending on the length of your placement)
Homestay with a local host family
Projects: teaching, health, welfare, environmental, building and community development projects
Mexico is a land of contrasts comprised of almost two million square miles of coastline, white sandy beaches, desert, rain forest, mountains, fertile plains and one of the world largest cities.
Orientation on arrival in Mexico City
Optional language classes in Oaxaca City
Homestay with a local host family or in residential projects
Projects: teaching, welfare, animals and environment
From 4 to 12 weeks
"Volunteering abraod was a huge gift to me. It helped me realise my potential as someone who is able to do anything if given the chance. I learned and gained a lot from the experience, including a huge new family over in Mexico! I learned a lot about working together as a community and the importance of being able to rely on one another!" Ciara, Co. Cork.
Ecuador is the smallest of the Andean countries, but contains a huge diversity of indigenous cultures, wildlife and scenery.
Personalised project selection
Pre-departure workshop included
4 weeks intensive language classes on arrival
Orientation in Quito City
24/7 local support
EIL Emergency support
Accommodation: Host family
Projects: Teaching, Environment and Welfare
From 8 to 24 weeks
Group Debriefing workshop
Eligible for Global Citizen Award
"I felt that I had the best support behind me when volunteering with EIL. I feel like they were always there if anything went wrong and to help me through the hard times before, during and after my placement. I couldn't recommend them enough!" Damien, Dublin
Applying for the Volunteer Abroad programme is a straight forward process: after receiving your application and CV we will contact you to find out more about your interests and motivation for wanting to be a volunteer.
Pre-departure information & support
Volunteer Abroad Handbook
Airport pick up & orientation on arrival
Meals & Accommodation
In-country local coordinator support
24/7 Emergency contact support
One-to-one debriefing on return
Group debriefing workshop
Option to apply for the International Volunteer Award
Option for ongoing membership of our Network of active global citizens