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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Urgent call for EVS volunteer in Portugal!

 history of Madeira EVS in Portugal

The University of Madeira Students’ Union (AAUMa) in Portugal, is looking for an Irish volunteer starting as soon as possible 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.

The volunteer will collaborate in Students’ Union attractions by performing guided tours or assisting the visitors in the service points, research scientific articles, chapters and excerpts of technical and scientific publications in the field of social sciences.

Find out more and apply here


International Volunteer Projects


 Eat healthy Be healthy

Working with children in Bedekovcina
Croatia, 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 e.g. songs which are typical for specific country volunteers are coming from or making simple traditional dish, activities for improving communication and social skills. 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, 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. We will continue building what we call Great Wall of Chříč using traditional materials. We will also work on setting up the festival Kricfest and much more!


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

This 2-week residential project takes place four times in summer (June to August). Together with the park ranger, a team of 12 national and international volunteers and 2 project coordinators 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.

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 Implementing permaculture in Bozevce

Kosovo, 30 Jun - 13 Jul 2018

The main idea of the project is to implement permaculture in a small village in Eastern Kosovo. Volunteers will be working on several small projects and supporting long-term volunteers in everyday activities. General tasks will be related to construction of facilities, food production and land art. Participants will learn about sustainable living, permaculture, medicinal and edible plants and nature related topics.


Leisure activities in an Asylum Seekers Centre

Belgium, 02 Jul - 14 Jul 2018

The Red-Cross centre of Natoye hosts around 200 asylum-seekers from various origins. The residents of the centre are mostly families but there are also some single men, women and a few unaccompanied minors. Volunteers will organise and lead different activities for the residents (adults and children): sport, handicraft and art workshops, cooking, etc. depending on the skills and interests of volunteers.


Supporting young people with drug dependence

Poland, 14 Jul - 28 Jul 2018

This project is aimed at supporting young Polish people who use drugs. Volunteers will work and socialise with the young people at the centre in north-eastern Poland.


European Voluntary Service (EVS)

EU-FUNDED volunteer opportunities abroad for 18 - 30s


Teaching English (Cambodia)

Khmer Youth and Social Development (KYSD) is a Cambodian non-for-profit organisation working for social development. 

They are looking for an Irish volunteer to teach English to students of different ages and be involved in the information centre in the village. The project dates are: 1st June - 31st August 2018.

Plymouth Hope

Working towards social equality (UK)

Plymouth Hope is a charitable organisation working for social equality. They are looking for an Irish volunteer starting in July/August2018 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!