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 Marketing Awards are organised by Cork Chamber Skillnet to recognise the remarkable achievements of companies using digital to enhance consumer experience in Cork. The 2018 winners will be announced on the 28th September. EIL Explore Small Website (Small Business) Best use of Twitter (Small Business) Best Use of Facebook (Small Business) EIL Ireland Best use of Facebook (Medium Business) Best...
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 organization that helps people develop the knowledge, skills and understanding needed to create a more just and peaceful world. Each year around 12,000 young people take part in the AFS Programs that are supported by over 43,500 volunteers and staff in 60+ countries worldwide. www.afs.org This heralds a new era of AFS and EIL working as one in Ireland. AFS Intercultural Programs have confirmed the...
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 scholarship, I had already made my mind up that I wanted to go to Mexico. I wanted to experience Mexican culture and see some of this vast country if possible. Also the program they ran there was therapeutic riding for children with disabilities, I love horse and was also very interested in how animals seriously impact childrens lives with disabilities. I had watched many documentaries on this...
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 this experience, Hallie has recently become the new Art Director of the host organisation in Thailand. I first went to Thailand via a scholarship from CIT and a desire to volunteer abroad in an art therapy or alternative art related education setting. When I was applying for the scholarship I was inspired by my own ability to adapt and learn in a new country on my Uversity experience in Ireland,...
We are delighted to annunc that we have have made it to the Finals for of this years Cork Digital Marketing awards for Best Digital Marketing by an SME/Corporate/Sole-Trader The competition this year was looks to be really tough ad it just goes to show the amazing talent that can be found in the Business here in Cork
We have just received some fantastic news that we have been nominated for two WebsAwards this year! The event will be in Dublin on September 28th. There will be two rounds of judging to get us to the Finalists list. A huge congratulations to all those who were nominated You can find a list of all those nominated here. The hashtag for this event is #RealexWebs16 so make sure to keep an eye out for it Best Education and Third Level apc.ucc.ie cnag.ie COGG.ie comhartaighde.com/ e-dublin.com.br eilireland.org focloir.ie globalcitizenaward.ie hewittcollege.ie e-dublin.com.br msu.ie network.riam.ie...
Last month, Steve Ebben, Instructor in ‘Computer Support and System Administration’ returned to Ireland with another group of students from Fox Valley Technical College. This Faculty Led programme was once again held in Dublin, Europe’s principal tech and data hub. For many of the students involved, it was their first venture outside of the US, and while the focus of this particular programme is to offer the IT students from Wisconsin a deeper insight into the tech world on this side of the Atlantic, there was still an emphasis on embracing Irish culture and learning more...
Comhlámh is the Irish word for Solidarity and is described as ‘a member and supporter organization open to anyone interested in social justice, human rights, and global development issues.’ As a volunteer with EIL, my first encounter with this organization was in reading and signing the comhlámh volunteer’s charter, which outlines a code of best practice for volunteering abroad, and I think that charter represents a good example of one of the aims Comhlámh strives to achieve, that is the bringing together of different Irish Volunteering organizations to understand from different perspectives...
We are over the moon to announce that we have made the finals for this years SME Awards for Community Minded Company It is a huge honour and we are delighted to be in such great company IrishStartUp.TV Fernhill House Hotel & Gardens axis Ballymun Cycle Inishowen iDonateConnect The Experiment In International Living Global Citizen Award Firefly Foot & Ankle Clinics Fitness Freak See you all on April 16th in the Radisson Hotel, Cork!
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