Fancy doing an ESC volunteer placement in VSI!? You can!

7 Sep 2021

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Did you know that you can do an ESC in the country you are living? Imagine experiencing an ESC project with a dynamic international organisation, all from Ireland! 

VSI is now welcoming applications for the following ESC roles: Programmes Officer and Marketing and Communications OfficerWe are looking for two volunteers (aged 18 to 30) and resident in Ireland to join our team from October/November 2021 for a period of 12 months



About VSI

Voluntary Service International (VSI) is the Irish branch of Service Civil International (SCI), a worldwide peace movement founded after the First World War. We are a volunteer-based movement, founded in 1965 and headquartered in Dublin.

For over 55 years we have promoted peace, social justice and sustainable development at home and abroad through volunteering. By bringing together people from across the globe to participate in values-based volunteering, we aim to increase awareness and understanding of the people, the societies and the environment around us.  This deeper understanding will contribute to a global and local society which is more open-minded, aware and responsible for its own behaviour and actions. We are able to do this with the help of our network partner organisations at home and abroad, enabling volunteering experiences that promote peace, social justice and sustainable development. 

For more information about our organisation, please see:

2021 - 2025 VSI Strategic Plan

2020 VSI Annual Report 2020


The ESC volunteers will work in supportive roles with the VSI staff team. 

For more information on the role responsibilities for the Marketing and Communications Officer, please see here

For more information on the role responsibilities for the Programmes Officer, please see here. 



Training will be provided where appropriate, this may include international training opportunities and seminars.  



Both ESC volunteers will report to VSI’s Programmes Coordinator (PC) with whom they will work closely and meet regularly. The ESC volunteers will write regular reports as agreed with the PC and VSI CEO.    


Hours and Leave:  

35 hours per week.  

Office hours are from 9.00am – 5.00pm. It is possible that some activities that the volunteer will attend will take place in the evenings and at weekends, time in lieu will be allocated to cover this.  

Annual leave equivalent to 2 days per month of the ESC project (24 days annually) plus national Irish holidays.  



 The office volunteers and staff normally work from the VSI office in Dublin city centre. During lockdown the team are working remotely. Arrangements for the future are currently being reviewed by VSI and will be discussed with the placed volunteer.  


 Additional Info:   

An initiative of the European Union, the European Solidarity Corps funds and supports young people aged between 18 and 30 living in EU member states, to volunteer on projects that benefit communities. These two ESC projects in VSI are ‘in-country’ projects and the participants must be resident in Ireland.

An allowance for living expenses will be provided plus insurance and mentoring support for the volunteer’s personal and professional development. If required, financial Inclusion Support’ to enable young people with fewer opportunities to take part will also be provided – if you would like to speak with someone privately for more info or about any aspect of this please contact Helen in VSI:


For further info on the ESC volunteer programme from Leargas, the Irish National Agency, please see: 


To Apply:

Please complete our VSI ESC Google Application Form here: 

Application deadline: 20th September 

Shortlisting will apply. Interviews will be held on 22nd September

Start date is: End of October/ November 

Enquiries to