The GCA is about:

  • Promoting The United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
  • Global Justice
  • Highlighting the interdependence of the Global North and the Global South
  • Critically reflecting on global social justice issues
  • Global Solidarity
  • Change Making
  • Advocacy and awareness raising

All returned volunteers (18+) in Ireland with a minimum of 3 weeks overseas volunteer experience. Your 3 weeks can be built up cumulatively, allowing your award to be reflective, without restriction, on when you went volunteering.

There are 3 achievable Award options; Bronze, Silver or Gold with various actions tailored to suit you!

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The Global Citizen Award (GCA) is a programme that encourages international volunteers to use their overseas experience to take action and raise awareness of global justice on their return to Ireland. There are 3 levels of the GCA, each with various requirements.

Supported by Irish Aid the Global Citizen Award is an initiative of EIL Intercultural Learning and is offered by OUR partner Volunteer Sending Agencies.

Volunteers (18+) with a minimum of 3 weeks overseas volunteer experience.