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 

SHORT-TERM VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES for the summer

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Theatre and music for refugee children 

Switzerland, 30 September - 14 October 2018

SCI organizes a theatre week for kids from refugee centers around Lucerne together with children living in Lucerne. The aim of this integrative project is to give the possibility to kids from refugee centers to have a rich exchange of experiences with local kids and to improve their German language skills in a creative context. This will be accomplished with a mix of theatre playing, music and games. 

 PVN AlbaniaWork on inclusion through art in Albania

Albania, 20 September - 29 September 2018

Use your creativity to increase interpersonal skills of young people and and children with fewer opportunities, such as social and economical obstacles, unemployment, early school leaving, risk of working in the street etc. The the Social Multidisciplinary Centre provides daily activities for those children, to provide education, entertainment and learning through different activities. The volunteers will be involved in such activities and bring their ideas and suggestions.

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Hilly, Green and Happy - environmental project in Tübingen

Germany, 8 September - 23 September

This ecology volunteer project is a cooperation with the regional office for nature and landscape protection in Tuebingen and the regional organisation for the preservation of the cultural heritage. Two hills of a former wine-growing area near the famous old university town of Tuebingen in Hirschau are well-known as a habitat for rare and endangered species and have been declared nature reserves. These areas have to be maintained regularly. Bushes and trees should not overrun vegetation, therefore shelters have to be built for protection. 

  

 

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! 

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