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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.
Music

Volunteer in Ghana

Main Features

  • Personalised project selection
  • PreDeparture workshop included
  • Orientation workshop in Ghana
  • Transfer to Host community
  • 24/7 local support
  • EIL Emergency support
  • Accomodation: Host Family
  • Projects: Teaching, Welfare, Environment
  • Optional Drumming, Dance, Language and Craft workshops
  • From 4 to 24 weeks
  • Personal Debriefing
  • Group Debrieifng Workshop
  • Eligible for Global Citizen Award

Brian Hughes from Dungarvan traveled to Ghana

Katie Doyle in Ghana

Volunteer in Vietnam

Experience spectacular landscapes, 3,400 km of divine beaches, mountain regions with lush vegetation and charming lakes. Vietnam offers an opportunity to see a country of traditional charm and rapidly opening up to the outside world. 

Main Features

  • Pre-departure workshop included
  • Airport pickup & orientation on arrival
  • Placements available in Hanoi
  • Accommodation: Volunteer house (shared bedroom with intl volunteers)
  • Projects: Teaching, Welfare (working with children with disabilities)
  • Staff on site at all times
  • EIL emergency support
  • From 3 to 12 weeks
  • Personal Debriefing
  • Group Debriefing workshop
  • Eligible for Global Citizen Award

The Phuc Tue Caring Center

Children at a local welfare project in Ho Chi Minh.

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, Working with children with disabilities, HIV/AIDS awareness raising, Animal welfare, Enviornmental

Thailand Vol House

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

  • Volunteer camps and host families option
  • PreDeparture workshop included
  • Orientation workshop in Kathmandu
  • 24/7 local support
  • EIL Emergency support
  • Accomodation: Host Family or Volunteer House
  • Projects: Teaching, Welfare, Environment
  • From 4 to 24 weeks
  • Personal Debriefing
  • Group Debrieifng Workshop
  • Eligible for Global Citizen Award
Student in Kathmandu

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

IMAP: Mesoamerican Permaculture Institute (Instituto Mesoamericana de Permacultura)

Women from a Mayan community

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.

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.

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

Main Features

  • 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
  • Personal Debriefing
  • 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
Damien Equator in Ecuador

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.

Main Features

  • Pre-departure information & support
  • Pre-departure Workshop
  • Volunteer Abroad Handbook
  • Airport pick up & orientation on arrival
  • Project Placement
  • 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

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