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: 16 - 29 June
  2. project: 07 - 20 July
  3. project: 28 July - 10 August
  4. 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.

IVP Switzerland upcycling

Re-cycling and up-cycling art project

Switzerland, 14 - 28 July 2019

The project raises awareness of the different possibilities, purpose and the importance of up-cycling and re-cycling. Do you want to learn more about sustainable consumption and are willing to take a critical look at your own patterns of consumption? 

 

 

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Let's rebuild the old "Fort de Jouy"

France, 06 - 21 July 2019

The "Fort de Jouy sous les Côtes" is a former military castle built in 1885 in Géville, a village located in Lorraine. The association, "Friends of the Fort de Jouy" have dedicated many years to conservation and restauraion of this historic monument.

The volunteers will work to restore this castle with local French volunteers by conducting various tasks such as masonry, painting, and maintenance work.

 

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Work in the Botanical Gardens in Reykjavik

There are multiple different dates for this project

Volunteers can expect to do outdoor work in the beautiful Botanical Gardens in Reykjavik. The garden's main goal is to conserve some 5000-plant species for education, research and delight. The garden houses diverse vegetation native to the northern temperate zone. 

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Eco Farm Planting in Mongolia

Mongolia, 19 May 2019 - 01 June 2019

Interested in sustainable farming practices? This project connects volunteers to local farmers in Mongolia. Volunteers will work in the eco-vegetable farm and develop an eco-farming training centre. Vegetables from the eco-farm will be donated to local low income families. 

IVP South Africa Sports development

Sports development in South Africa

South Africa, 1 - 14 July 2019

The project will focus on community life styles. Volunteers, local youth and community members will have an opportunity to experience and exchange both work and leisure time behaviour paterns in various activities. Volunteers will also get a chance to teach the local children some Irish sports.

 

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

EU-FUNDED volunteer opportunities abroad for 18 - 30s

PVN Albania

Human 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.

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Changing the world from my neighbourhood
Workshops for school children in Croatia

Syncro is an organization active in the field of education, personal development, skills training and youth support. They're looking for a volunteer from Ireland to join their group EVS project from 27th April to 22nd June 2019.

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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