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 


austrialia ivp goulbourn agricultural promotion

Help Showcase the Best of the Goulbourn Agricultural, Pastoral and Horticultural Society

Australia, 23 Febuary - 07 March 2019

For the volunteers it will be fun and rewarding to work with local community minded people. Help work behind the scenes of the Goulburn Show--one of the largest community events in the region! 

IVP Circus and street art festival in Switzerland

Circus and street art festival "PlusQ'lîle"

Switzerland, 08 - 17 June 2019

PlusQ‘île“ is a street art and street circus festival that has taken place on the lakeshore of the city of Biel. The festival has a warm atmosphere, with a programme that offers something for everyone. 
Volunteers will help set up the festival and assist the organisaing team during the festival.

IVP France rebuilding castle

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.


Environmentally Aware and Music Festival

Iceland, 22 April 2019 - 29 April 2019

Volunteers will be able to learn about and discuss environmental issues that mainly revolve around sustainable development. Participants wil also have the opportunity to improve the local environment in Iceland in preparation for the Sonar Music Festival. 




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. 


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. 


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.

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!