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UCD Volunteers Overseas (UCDVO) is a registered charity and run a volunteering and development education programme for students, staff and alumni of UCD. Since 2003 approximately 1,500 volunteers have participated in our Programme. The UCDVO programme runs over the course of an academic year – volunteers apply in September and the programme of training, development education, project preparation and fundraising takes place between November and June. Overseas placements are for four weeks  between June and August and current locations include India, Tanzania and Uganda.  

Volunteers have an individual fundraising target of €2,650 which covers their participation costs and a contribution to the project implementation costs, i.e. school refurbishments, purchase of physiotherapy equipment, computer labs etc. On return from placements, volunteers engage in awareness raising and campaigning activities and are encouraged to remain involved in UCDVO as well as the wider development sector.

Volunteers work on a variety of activities which include literacy support, construction of housing and schools, physiotherapy assistance, computer training, health education, and environmental projects. UCDVO works in partnership with organisations in each of the host communities where volunteers are based, and it is through these collaborations that programmes are designed, implemented and evaluated. Partners organisations include NGO’s, health care institutions, universities etc.

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Pictured: UCDVO volunteer and children, Nansana, Uganda 2018. Photo Credit: Matthew Rose-Nel

For more information see the UCDVO website or find us on Facebook.

For photos of UCDVO's projects view the UCDVO Photo Gallery

Speak to past volunteers at the UCDVO Student Office beside Readers’ Café. 

 

 

Contact Us

Zoe Liston

 

UCDVO Programme Coordinator 
UCD International
Gerard Manley Hopkins Centre
University College Dublin
Belfield, Dublin 4
Tel:+353 1 716 8588
Email:zoe.liston@ucd.ie

 

Darragh Power

 

UCDVO Programme Assistant
UCD International
Gerard Manley Hopkins Centre
University College Dublin
Belfield, Dublin 4
Tel:+353 1 716 8537
Email: darragh.power@ucd.ie