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 International Volunteer Project database is filling with exciting volunteer projects 2019, scroll down to see some of our 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 


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Killarney National Park Woodland Conservation

Ireland, 11-24 August

Volunteers have the opportunity to live within Killarney National Park itself, and work with a team of international volunteers to preserve natural Irish beauty.

This project offers volunteers an exciting opportunity to explore an extensive number of areas across the park while making a contribution to the conservation of woodland habitats.


Back to the Roots II
Germany, 17 August  to 1 September 2019

Life in this remote area is not suitable for everyone, so the volunteers must be able to adapt to simple living conditions, live an organic lifestyle and be willing to avoid waste. Spring water, compost toilet, no electricity, vegetarian food only. Challenge accepted?!

Depending on the weather conditions volunteers will be doing various manual work, for example cultivation and weeding in the fields or on the house construction - with loam and straw.

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Blair Horse Trials in Scotland
Scotland, August 21-25 2019

 Each and every year, the world’s most celebrated riders and Olympic Champions join forces with a host of amateur riders from across the world for four days of international competition in a variety of events including dressage, show jumping, and cross country. Held on the grounds of the historic Blair Castle, the event would not run if it was not for the hundreds of people who give up their time every year. This workcamp gives volunteers the possibility to participate in Scotland's leading equestrian event through a variety of roles.


Emmaus Langeweg Community

Netherlands, 25 August - 7 September 2019

Emmaus is an international solidarity-based movement, acting against poverty and exclusion.  Volunteers at Langeweg will share in community life with the residents, mostly former homeless people, those in recovery from drug-dependency and refugees. Volunteers will help with recycling, working in the second-hand shop, maintenance work and preparations for the annual market. Volunteers are urgently needed for this project! 

European Voluntary Service (EVS)/ European Solidarity Corps (ESC)

EU-FUNDED volunteer opportunities abroad for 18 - 30s

PVN AlbaniaHuman Rights Education in Albania

PVN is an Albanian non-profit organisation that promotes peace through voluntary work and exchanges volunteers all over the world. This is an ongoing project with flexible start dates for a period of 8, 10 or 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!