Opportunities Overseas

UCD Volunteers Overseas

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Become a UCD Volunteer Overseas!

UCD Volunteers Overseas (UCDVO) is registered with the Charities Regulator, Registered Charity Number 20055776. It was founded in 2003 by the late Fr Tony Coote.

Participants in the UCDVO Volunteer Programme take part in training days, global citizenship education activities and approximately four weeks volunteering with a local partner in India, Tanzania or Uganda.

Volunteering activities are largely in the area of healthcare, education and community development. Applications open in October each year.

UCDVO also offers a number of additional global citizenship opportunities for the wider UCD community - these include evening courses, the UCDVO Film Series and the UCDVO Annual Forum. 

UCDVO is governed by a Board of Trustees and has three full-time members of staff who are based within UCD Global.

Louise Gannon

I am so happy to have been a part of UCDVO. Such an experience forges strong bonds of friendship and I have made lifelong friends. I’ve learned that VO is not solely about making a difference on the overseas projects, it’s more about being the difference, being the change, and taking action going forward.

Louise Gannon, UCD Volunteer Overseas, Actuarial and Financial Studies

UCD Volunteer Overseas Pearse Bourassa

Pearse talks about her experience at UCD, and as a UCDVO