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Overseas Volunteer


Overseas Volunteer

Serve in Solidarity


At a Glance

  • Start Date:30/06/2024
  • End Date:31/07/2024
  • Closing date:21/11/2023
  • Post Updated:15/09/2023
  • Min Hours:01/02/2024
  • Role Type:Youth work

Requirements:requirements differ, depending on the destination of the volunteer


Volunteers will be involved in an 8-month Global Citizenship Programme, including a local volunteering placement, or a 4-week overseas placement, which will take place from early July to early August. Serve offers three different placements, to which volunteers are assigned depending on their skill sets, personalities and interests. Volunteers typically travel in groups of 8-12, led by 2 experienced leaders. In 2023, volunteers travelled to Bangalore, India; Lusaka and Mazabuka, Zambia, and Beira and Dondo, Mozambique. 

Prior to departure, volunteers engage in extensive Global Citizenship Education training, hearing from speakers and guest facilitators from the Global South. Topics include: Advocacy & Human Rights; Social Justice & Inequality; Responsible Consumption – focus on Fast Fashion; Attitudes and Languages towards Ethnic Minorities; Our Food System and Climate Change; Partnership and Locally Led Sustainable Development;

Is training provided?: Yes

Please note that Garda Vetting is required for this position which will be processed with you after you apply.

Tasks that the volunteer(s) will be expected to undertake:

Volunteers take on a variety of roles and each placement is different. Placements are always planned in response to the needs of the local partners.

Skills required for this role:

Age 18+ and must no longer be in full time second level education. All backgrounds and disciplines are welcome. You must be willing to get stuck-in, open to learning about new cultures and perspectives, and able to live and work with a diverse group of people.

Details of time commitment needed for role:
Three full Saturdays, based in Blackrock, Cork, for predeparture training, 3 Thursday evenings, as well as the 4 weeks of overseas travel.

Minimum time commitment per week:
1 hour p/week

Additional screening required for this role:
Those wishing to parttake in Serves volunteer programme must attend an interview whereby we assess your skills and suitability to our programme.


If you have any questions about this role please feel free to get in touch:

Name: Serve In Solidarity

Address: Serve in Solidarity , Scala, Blackrock


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