Internships and Volunteer Posts

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(1) Plan International Ireland seeks applications for its Youth Advisory Panel

Plan International Ireland have opened up applications for their Youth Advisory Panel (YAP). The YAP is a group of 10 young people aged 16-21 years old who represent the views and voices of young people all over Ireland. YAP members campaign for children and girls rights by participating in Plan International Ireland events, advocacy initiatives and developing leadership skills to work with peers.

To learn more about this fantastic opportunity for young people, please read our application, which can be found hereClosing date: 19 January.

(2) All Together in Dignity (ATD Ireland) seeks Intern

ATD Ireland is seeking a motivated person to join their small and dynamic team for a 3 month long unpaid internship. The internship is designed to give an opportunity for dedicated and talented individuals to gain experience working for the protection of human rights and the promotion of the sustainable development goals through a wide variety of grass roots community and youth projects. ATD Ireland works with people who are living in or have experience of extreme poverty. ATD Ireland supports those dealing with homelessness, addiction, poverty and mental health. This internship offers a great opportunity to gain first-hand experience of working within a local NGO while also gaining experience of how ATD International operates, with teams in over 40 countries worldwide. Interns spend three months at ATD Irelands office in Mountjoy Square, Dublin 1. This internship is unpaid however, upon successful completion, participants will be considered for an additional three month long training programme which includes an accommodation payment and a monthly stipend.

For more information about the internship, please click here. Send your CV and cover letter to Closing date: 22 January.

(3) VMM seeks Development Programme Administrator (funded volunteering role)

VMM are seeking a Development Programme Administrator for their partner organisation, a not-for-profit school for the hearing impaired in Sierra Leone. The Development Programme Administrator volunteer will be responsible for coordinating project monitoring and evaluation (both financial and narrative) and seeking new funding opportunities from international and local donors. The post-holder will ensure that deliverables are achieved by fulfilling this primary function. Reporting to the director of the school, the Development Programme Administrator volunteer will also manage the school guesthouse, coordinate the reorganisation of the school records management system. In addition, they will train a counterpart to take on the role after their departure. The successful candidate will have an extremely high level of organisational and budgeting skills and demonstrable management experience. The role will be based in Makeni, Sierra Leone, for 6 months with likely extension for an additional year dependent on securing further funding.

For more information, please click here. Closing date: 30 January.

(4) Suas seeks Coordinators for Suas Volunteer Programme 2018

Suas seeks committed leaders to join the Coordinator Team on the Suas Volunteer Programme 2018. In challenging environments in India and Zambia, coordinators play a vital role leading teams of volunteer teaching assistants, working with local partner organisations and providing logistical support. Coordinators will be involved in the design and delivery of the programme from February through to September and will lead teams overseas for a 9 week placement June-August. This is a voluntary role - training, overseas expenses and a stipend are provided.

To apply, please send a CV and cover letter to For further information on the three coordinator roles, please download the information pack here. Closing date: 31 January at 12 midnight.

(5) Brighter Communities Worldwide are recruiting volunteers for our Harambee projects in 2018 with our local community partners in Kenya.

You can find full details and an application form to download here. Please email for more information.

(6) Short Term Volunteer Opportunities with VMM International

VMM International's short term volunteer programme offers an extensive range of volunteer opportunites in Uganda, Kenya and Malawi from four weeks to six months. We have placements available in IT, human rights and advocacy, research, teachers and teaching assistants, healthcare, environmental and agriculture, gender based projects, community projects and more. The programmes run all year round and VMM match your skills and expertise to the needs of the host organisation so your participation is of real value to the community. Our programmes are open to students, graduates, professionals, retirees and everyone who wants to help those who need it the most.

For further information, please contact Fiona at

(7) VSO Ireland - Various Roles

We are currently recruiting community development specialists for our new Irish Aid funded inclusive education programme in Uganda. The programme aims to address the barriers that prevent girls from finishing school and improve girls' access to education. 

Other current vacancies include:

Various closing dates apply.