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 2018 programme is still running, scroll down to see some of our exiciting 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 



Help Prepare the Fire Artist's Competition

Estonia, 02 February - 11 February

The Fire Artist's Association was founded to expose people to Fire Art and to showcase it as something beyond just primative street art. Volunteers can expect to be helping out with some practical tasks for the Kadriorg Park as well as help preparation to the competitions. Volunteers need to be create, quick on their feet, interested in culture and art, and good at communication. 

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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! 


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)

EU-FUNDED volunteer opportunities abroad for 18 - 30s



Disability centre in Catalonia, Spain

ADEAM- Els Avets de Moia Foundation is a non-profit organization whose main mission is the attention and care of adult persons with intellectual disabilities. They are looking for a volunteer starting in 4 different dates in 2019 for a period of 6 -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!