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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What are you doing this summer?

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We have launched our 2018 programme, scroll down to see some of our exiciting opportunities or go straight to our search engine with more than 500 projects available!

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

 

International Volunteer Projects 

SHORT-TERM VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES for the summer

  
  
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Mission: Wolf- Caring for Wolves and Wolf-Dogs (Colorado)

USA, 20 August – 10 September 2018

Mission: Wolf (M:W) is a peaceful sanctuary for 32 captive wolves and wolf-dogs. The animals living there were all born in a cage. Most captive wolves do not survive to see their 1st birthday- they are often neglected. M:W works with the wolves to educate people about the value of wild wolves and drawbacks of trying to keep a wild animal as a pet.

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Working with children in Bedekovcina

Croatia, 17 August - 26 August 2018

Activities will be based on group work principles. Interactive workshops including interactive games for getting to know each other, learning to work together as a team, learning about other cultures. Creative workshops, music workshops, DIY and recycling, art workshops, sports activities and outdoor games.

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Work with people with disabilities at Brewery Chříč

Czech Republic, 19 August - 25 August 2018

Summer 2018 is here and Tamjdem is coming back to Chříč Brewery, situated on the border of Central Bohemia and run by Propolis, z.s. Beautiful countryside, visit of the museum, delicious home-made meals, talks with locals and a lot of interesting work is what you can expect. Volunteers will continue building the Great Wall of Chric using traditional materials, and also work on setting up the festival Kricfest and much more!

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Killarney National Park Woodland Conservation Project
Co. Kerry - Ireland, July, August 2018

These 2-week residential projects are taking place four times this summer (June to August). Together with the park ranger, a team of 12 national and international volunteers and 2 project coordinators will work on woodland conservation in wild areas of the park. Free time focus is on intercultural exchange.

Eco Eye filmed a short piece on Killarney National Park and our volunteers there.

 

European Voluntary Service (EVS)

EU-FUNDED volunteer opportunities abroad for 18 - 30s

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History of Madeira (Portugal)

The University of Madeira Students’ Union (AAUMa) in Portugal, is looking for an Irish volunteer starting on 2nd of July for a period of 7 months.

A walk through the History of Madeira is a project that intends to present the culture, history and heritage of Madeira through guided tours and other cultural activities such as exhibitions or fado concerts.


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 July/August 2018 for a period of 12 months.

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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!