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


  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.

Animal House Building

Live with Animals and Build their Home

Germany, 22 June - 6 July 2019

Do you like animals? By feeding and observing the animals, visitors should develop respect towards these living beings. The project also offers the visitors the opportunity to plant, harvest and cook their own food, thus contributing to raising awareness of sustainable agrarian and food culture, as well as, the appreciation of healthy food. Volunteers will arrange a trailer for visitors, construct an animal shelter, renew fences, care for animals, and help with organic farming.





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.





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. 

Oasis of care for disabled children from Sahrawi refugee camps 1 (Lombardia)



Oasis of care for disabled children from Sahrawi refugee camps 1 (Lombardia)

Italy, 3- 13 July 2019

Shanti Sahara was founded to support the people from Western Sahara and face the sanitary crisis affecting the Saharawi refugee camps in Algeria. The organization will grant medical care to each child, together with improving their awareness of hygienic practices and allowing them to follow a complete and balanced diet. 

The volunteers will be responsible for: looking after the children, accompanying them to the hospital (doctor’s visits, hospital stays, blood tests), take part in the lesiure time activites (playing with the children, trips to the swimming pool, to the beach, parties). Volunteers will also be responsible for the childrens’ hygiene, preparing meals for them and other volunteers, cleaning the residency (rooms, bathrooms, laundry, kitchen).

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 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!