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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.

Main Features

  • 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
  • Placements availavle from 3 to 24 weeks

Volunteer in Guatemala

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.

Main Features

Whether it is the excitement and energy of Bangkok or the beautiful beaches and islands dotted around the coast, Thailand has long held a draw for travellers to South East Asia.

Main Features

  • Orientation on arrival in Chiang Mai
  • Accommodation in a Volunteer house (shared bedroom)
  • Projects: Art, education, childcare, health and HIV/AIDS prevention, women's empowerment, refugee education and assistance, animal welfare, enviornmental

Thailand Vol House

The Republic of Peru is located in western South America and is bordered by Ecuador, Colombia, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile, and the Pacific Ocean. The capital city is Lima. Peru’s population is made up of many different ethnicities.

Main Features

  • Homestay with a local host family
  • Projects: Teaching, Welfare, Health Care, Conservation
  • From 4 to 24 weeks
  • Optional Spanish classes

Aine's Experience!!

India is at once stimulating, challenging and rewarding. The world's largest democracy is also one of the world's oldest civilisations, and its unique cultural heritage is everywhere in evidence.

No Frontiers

Volunteering in South Africa gives participants a first hand experience of a new nation working towards a vision of unity and prosperity.

Main Features

  • Orientation in Cape Town.
  • Introduction to local language, customs & culture.
  • Accommodation with a local family or on the project site.
  • Projects:  Community Development, Education, Childcare, Conservation, Enviorment.
  • From 4 to 24 weeks.

Ecuador is the smallest of the Andean countries, but contains a huge diversity of indigenous cultures, wildlife and scenery.

Main Features

  • 4 weeks intensive language classes 
  • Orientation in Quito City
  • Homestay with a local host family
  • Projects: teaching, environment and welfare
  • Placements available from 8 to 24 weeks
  • "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
Damien Equator in Ecuador

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.

Main Features

  • 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.

The children's Library of Barra de Potosi

A peaceful and welcoming country, Ghana satisfies one's appetite for both modern and traditional life. The physical features of Ghana range form its wide valleys, low-lying coastal plains.

Main Features

  • 4 day cultural orientation
  • Homestay with a local host family
  • Projects: Teaching, Welfare, Health Care
  • Optional Drumming, Dance, Language and Craft workshops
  • From 4 to 24 weeks

Volunteer in Ghana with EIL Intercultural Learning

Argentina has long held a romantic draw for travellers, with its vibrant culture, cosmopolitan cities and stunning scenery. The second largest country on the continent, it is famed for attractions such as the Iguazu Falls, glacial Patagonia and of course the renowned capital of Buenos Aires.

Main Features

  • Home stay with a local host family
  • Projects: teaching, welfare, sports, health, human rights
  • From 8 weeks to 5 months
  • Spanish not essential but needed on most projects

Escuelita de Isonza - 2006

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