Internships and Volunteer Posts

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(1) STAND seeks Programme Assistant (Intern)

The purpose of the Programme Assistant intern role is to provide support to the STAND team to effectively engage students as STAND participants, plan and implement successful activities for students, and help evaluate and demonstrate the success of our work. The successful candidate will be passionate about global justice, highly organised, a self-starter and have experience in leadership, event planning and working with university students. For more information email and apply here. Closing date: 13 September, 12 noon.

(2) Concern Debates 2019-20 seeks Volunteer Adjudicators

Concern Debates give GCSE and A Level pupils the skills to formulate an argument, deliver a speech, stand up for their point of view and challenge their opponents’ opinions. Concern is looking for volunteers to join our panel of adjudicators to hear the insightful views of today’s youth on global issues. A brief training session will take place, to help the volunteers to understand the marking scheme for the debates. Each debate takes place in the schools in the evening between October 2019 and May 2020. If you would like to volunteer as an adjudicator, then please see here. For more information, please call: before 13 September.

(3) CBM Ireland seeks Volunteers for Concert in the Dark

CBM Ireland is seeking a number of volunteers to assist at its inaugural Concert in the Dark, taking place on Friday 11 October 2019 at Christchurch Cathedral, Dublin. Ideally you will have previous event experience and an interest in CBMs work and international development. To apply, email Closing date: 20 September.

(4) Funded Overseas Volunteer Roles at Viatores Christi (VC)

Viatores Christi (VC) is an Irish-based organisation supporting and working within the faith-based international development sector. VC aims to support people most in need. Our global programme and partnerships have evolved over time and we have long-term commitments to communities where we have a history of making change. Viatores Christi is seeking suitably qualified volunteer development workers for a number of Volunteer Development Worker roles.  VDWs will be in receipt of a monthly local living allowance and will receive allowances to help cover flights, vaccinations, etc. Accommodation will be provided free of charge. These assignments are initially for 12 months in duration but may be extended. Find out more or email

(5) Amnesty International Ireland seeks Volunteer School Speakers

Amnesty International Ireland is looking to recruit volunteer school speakers nationwide as part of our Amnesty Ambassador programme with post-primary schools. Volunteers will gain valuable experience in public speaking, facilitating interactive workshops with secondary school students, and knowledge about human rights and the work of Amnesty International. Comprehensive training and classroom materials will be provided, as well as support from staff on the first school visit. Volunteers undergo Garda Vetting through Amnesty International in line with best practice in child protection. Candidates must be available for training in Dublin on 9th October. Expenses will be reimbursed. Find out more and apply here.

(6) Trócaire seeks Volunteers

Are you passionate about global justice and human rights? Trócaire is dedicated to improving the lives of people living in poverty and injustice around the world. Our outreach and awareness-raising in Ireland is a vital part of that work. Volunteers support our work by raising awareness in schools, parishes and communities as well as campaigning on issues that matter. Volunteering with Trócaire gives people an opportunity to contribute to an organisation that is committed to dignity and justice by bringing your valuable skills, experience and energy to our work in Ireland. Get in touch for more information about volunteering by emailing

(7) VSO Ireland - Various Roles

VSO Ireland has a range of volunteer opportunities for experienced professionals of any age looking to share their time and expertise. Volunteers can take part in a range of programmes of various lengths in countries across Africa and Asia. Find out more.