Volunteer Abroad


From September 10th 2017 EIL Volunteer Placements will only be available through the EIL Explore Programme http://www.eilexplore.ie/ 

The EIL Explore Programme options and destinations for 2018 will be available at start of November. You can follow EIL on Facebook or Twitter to see the various announcements. If you wish to look at other possibilities we recommend you visit this Directory https://www.comhlamh.org/volops-directory/ of Volunteer Sending Agencies who have signed up to the Comhlamh Code of Good Practice.





EIL Intercultural Learning is an Irish not for profit organisation facilitating learning mobility programmes for over 2,000 people every year. Our Volunteer Abroad Programme offers flexible and varied opportunities all year round. Projects are available in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Our programmes involve supporting local community projects while learning about a new culture and gaining a new perspective on global issues. They are designed to foster intercultural learning, personal development, civic engagement and global citizenship. While our volunteering programmes are challenging by nature, our participants are supported by our staff in Ireland, as well as by local staff based overseas; both have years of experience 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

In 2014, AFS celebrates the centennial of the American Field Service, the organization that gave rise to the AFS...
Throwback to Chiang Mai, Thailand where myself and other EIL volunteers went to Elephant Nature Park. After spending...
In March 2015 EIL Network Members had the opportunity to interview applicants to win Travel Awards to Mexico, India,...
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...

Volunteer Abroad News

What a way to start the week. EIL Ireland has made it to the Semi-Finals of the Cork Digital Marketing Awards! Not only that but EIL Explore has also made it to the Semi-finals too! The Cork Digital
EIL Ireland is excited to announce that is has become the 61st national member of The AFS Intercultural Programs global network. AFS Intercultural Programs is a non-profit international education
Amy May is a CIT student who is currently volunteering in Nepal. Here is a picture of the article she wrote for her local newspaper.
Lisa Mitchell won a Volunteer Arbaod scolarship from Cork Institute of Technology and went for an 4 weeks volunteering programme in Mexico The journey began in CIT, where I applied for a volunteer
Hallie Morisson is an American artist-scholar that earned a Master of Arts in Creative Process from a new Irish institution called Uversity. Hallie has volunteered in Thailand for 7 weeks. Following