Voluntary Service International (VSI) is the Irish branch of Service Civil International, a worldwide peace movement that began in 1920. We work to promote peace, social justice, sustainable development and intercultural understanding through volunteering abroad and in Ireland.

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Our 2018 programme is still running, scroll down to see some of our exiciting opportunities or go straight to our search engine with more than 100 projects available!

 "It's a very fulfilling and enriching experience that everyone should do at least once" Sinéad in Portugal


International Volunteer Projects 


 Camp Photo Learn About Business and Economic Values

Spain, 22 October - 30 October

This volunteer project focuses learning about poverty and social inequality in Catalunya. The Catalonian Network of Solidarity Economy has organized this project to teach and promote new economic values that are in service of the people. Volunteers can expect to participate and do outreach at the FESC Fair, which displays a number of business projects that rely on economic values that differ from capitalism. 

Kiez am Flizteich Scheeberg PhotoRemodel a Youth Recreation Centre

Germany, 05 November - 16 November

The goal of this project is to improve the grounds of the KiEZ Am Filzteich centre, which is located on a beautiful lake in southern Germany. The KiEZ Am Filzteich centre is a recreational centre for children and teenagers. Volunteers can expect to be tasked with construction, gardening, and maintenance, as well as other environmental projects. 


Renovate a Town Hall into a Cultural Centre

Switzerland, 09 December - 22 December 2018

Volunteers can help transform the Lichtensteig town hall building into a beacon for local art and culture. This SCI project entails volunteers painting and refurbishing the centre in order to promote particpation and inclusion within the town. Volunteers can help empower the local community, and encourage younger artists to become active and engaged. 


indonesia work camp oct2018 with people

Work with Students and a Local Seaweed Farming Community 

Indonesia, 17 December - 30 December 2018

Interested in intercultural exchange and working with students? Our partners in Indonesia have organised a wonderful project that helps support the local community in Bantaeng. For 2 weeks, volunteers will be working with the local school and its students, as well as a seaweed farmer from the community.





European Voluntary Service (EVS)

EU-FUNDED volunteer opportunities abroad for 18 - 30s

Plymouth Hope


Anti-racism through football and other sport in the UK


Plymouth Hope is a charitable organisation working for social equality. They are looking for an Irish volunteer starting in October 2018 for a period of 12 months.

Ville de Nevers (4)

Irish festival and youth mobility in France


Ville de Nevers is a community in France that works towards raising awareness on international youth mobility. They are looking for a volunteer starting in September 2018 for a period of 12 months.


See all our current EVS vacancies here. If these are not the kind of projects you are looking for, contact us. We can help you find a project that's right for you!