Online Volunteering Opportunities

In view of the Covid-19 pandemic, VSI are not currently sending any volunteers on International Volunteer Projects (IVPs) abroad or in Ireland. However, we do offer opportunities to volunteer on short-term online projects with our SCI network. Online IVPs are an amazing way to meet and connect with people from all around the world and to continue working towards peace and social justice, all from the comfort of your own home! If you want to participate in one of our online projects but you are unable to pay the VSI membership fee, please let VSI know in confidence by emailing aine@vsi.ie so we can help you to take part in the project. 

"Friends of Ireland" Vietnam

Friends of Ireland

Project dates:

2021-2022 (Flexible, ASAP)

Are you interested in Vietnamese culture and teaching English? “Friends of Ireland” in Vietnam are currently requesting volunteers to provide one-to one classes to develop the spoken English skills of their members. find out more here

Environmentally Aware 

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Project dates: 

14 December - 23 December 2021

28 December 2021 - 06 January 2022

SEEDS is back! Volunteers can share their love for (and learn more about) global & local environmental topics such as: climate change, waste management, sustainable solutions & other environmental topics.

Find out more here.

 

Past Projects

Environmentally Aware 

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Project dates: 

21 - 30 September 2021 

19 October - 28 October 2021

02 November 2021 - 16 November 2021

16 November - 25 November 2021

Volunteers can share their love for (and learn more about) global & local environmental topics such as: climate change, waste management, sustainable solutions & other environmental topics.

Find out more here.

"Creative Art Workshop" - Online Project with SCI Switzerland 

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Project Dates: 09 Aug - 21 August 2021 

Participants from different countries will work on creating intercultural textual images, which will then accessible to a wide audience during a local exhibition in Switzerland. Together, the young people will create small-format wedge frames and write their own short texts, poems, word collages and more. 

Find out more here. 

 

'I remember' - Dachau

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Project Dates: 31 July - 07 August 2021

Volunteers will learn about the history of National Socialism through communication with concentration camp survivors and through active participation in workshops.

Find out more here

“Let’s make sound in the silence” – Ravensbrück goes Digital

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Project dates: 02 August - 15 August 2021 

Project dates: 02 November - 05 November 2021

Volunteers will learn more about prisoners and forced labour in the concentration camp of Ravensbruck. They can join workshops on Creative Writing and delve into transcribing of source material.  

Find out more here

WWII Remembrance Goes Digital

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Project Dates: 04 August - 24 August 2021

Volunteers will have the opportunity to learn a lot about the history of the Neuengamme Concentration Camp as well as the controversial history of the creation of today's memorial site.

Find out more here. 

‘Youth for Climate Justice’ Project 

Youth for Climate Justice

Project Dates: 26 July - 30 July  

Participants will meet on Zoom in the morning for interactive and informal workshops on climate justice. Participants will use this learning to create a social media campaign on climate justice which will be shared by VSI. Participants will also be supported by VSI to organise and facilitate their own climate justice workshop for VSI volunteers in August/September.

Find out more here

Searching for Traces of Forced Labour: a Digital Photography Project 

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Project Dates: 12 to 23 July 2021

Participants will prepare a digital photo exhibition on the topic of forced labour. Participants will learn about forced labour during the Second World War period and discuss modern forms of forced and unfree labour. Participants will be invited to search for traces of forced labour in their home country and to document the results with a camera. 

Find out more here.

Social Action For Environmental Refugees (SAFER) - Online Project with SCI Greece

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*POSTPONED*

Project Dates: 14 to 20 June 2021

The participants can learn about and share their personal approaches about forced migration, environmental activism, social injustice and community participation. They will work both in groups and individually to organize a performance or presentation of their group work on the final day of the workshop. This project is based on non formal education methods.

Find out more here. 

 

Lead the Scene and Keep it Green: Online Project 

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*This project is now full* 

Project dates: 15th, 16th, 22nd and 23rd April 2021

Participants will learn more about the topics of sustainability, environmental justice, fast and slow sustainable fashion, cosmetics, impact on local communities and sustainable living options. 

Find out more here. 

Wikipedia for Peace: Writing about SCI History

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Project dates: 1 April - 7 April 2021

Volunteers will get the chance to learn about Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects and through working together with the Service Civil Intarnational archives. Volunteers will also get to know the history of the SCI peace movement better.

Find out more here

Kind Mind Online Project 

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*This project is now full* 

Project Dates: 

23 March - 26 March 

Volunteers can look forward to interactive workshops that cover topics such as emotional and mental wellbeing, healthy habits and self-care tips as well as meeting people from all over the world. 

Find out more here

Wikipedia for Peace: Climate Justice 

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Project Dates: 9 to 15 November 2020

In collaborative zoom sessions, volunteers will learn about and share their thoughts on climate justice issues, and learn how to become a climate justice activist! Volunteers will also create and contribute to Wikipedia articles online about climate justice and activists.

Read about our volunteers' experience of this project here

Wikipedia for Peace: Women‘s Suffrage

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*This project is now full*

Project dates: 1 to 7 February 2021

Working together on Zoom, volunteers will learn more about the women’s suffrage and feminist movement and the inspiring activists within it! Volunteers will also learn about Wikipedia and create and contribute to Wikipedia articles online about women‘s suffrage and feminism.

Find out more here.

Environmentally Aware 

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Project dates:  

02 February - 11 February 2021

16 February - 25 Febrary 2021 

02 February - 11 March 2021

16 March - 25 March 2021

30 March - 08 April 2021

13 April - 22 April 2021

27 April - 06 May 2021

Volunteers can share their love for (and learn more about) global & local environmental topics such as: climate change, waste management, sustainable solutions & other environmental topics.

Find out more here.