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 

SHORT-TERM VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES 

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Killarney National Park Woodland Conservation

Ireland

  1. Project: 28 July - 10 August
  2. Project: 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.

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Grangebeg Camphill Community

Ireland, 18-26 August 2019

Grangebeg Camphill Community is a small land based Camphill community for adults who have intellectual disabilities, established in 2006. The community is responsible for the care and management of 46 acres of land, on which they run a small herd of cattle, sheep, pigs and chickens.

Volunteers will be helping carrying out the work on the Community grounds and gardens around the houses and enjoying some cultural gatherings, celebrations and outings! The work includes extending of the pathway which SCI/VSI volunteer group have started last year, along with general land based work, e.g. organic farming, gardening (such as planting, weeding, harvesting), as well as maintaining the woodlands and paths on the Community's land.

 

 

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Ballybay Camphill Community

Ireland, July 27-August 10 2019

Camphill Ballybay is one of 60 Camphill communities around the world and one of 17 in Ireland offering people with intellectual disabilities a sheltered environment in which their educational, therapeutic and social needs can be met.

The main task will be helping to care for the gardens and picking berries for use by the community throughout the year. There may also be some general manual work around the farm.

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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.

 

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September in Glebe House cross-community organization

Northern Ireland, 2-13 September 2019

This cross-community residential and day activity centre, owned by Harmony Community Trust, near to Strangford in Northern Ireland was partly set up in 1975 by Irish and British members of Service Civil International. Ever since, Harmony Community Trust has been practically and tenaciously working for a fair, inclusive society that respects and cherishes each person's humanity, dignity, aspirations, ideas and needs. 

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Camas Outdoor Activity Centre Work Week- Isle of Mull, Scotland

Scotland, 7-12 October 2019

Camas is the Iona Community’s outdoor activity centre on the Isle of Mull, Scotland. It welcomes groups and individuals to its pink granite cottages nestled in an isolated bay on the Ross of Mull, a mile and half away from the road. The aim of the centre is to provide a safe haven for individuals to enjoy the company of their group, the wonder of Scotland’s west coast environment and to offer each person opportunities for personal and spiritual development. 

Come and help us get Camas tidied away for the winter season. With a variety of jobs from chopping wood, fixing the track and mending broken stuff, there will be a task to suit everyone.


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! 

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