VLM The Vincentian Lay Missionaries, based at St Peter’s Church, Phibsboro will take part in the Irish Aid Volunteering Fair 2018, Thinking of volunteering abroad, or just curious about Ireland’s role in international development? Every[...]
The Vincentian Lay Missionaries, based at St Peter’s Church, Phibsboro will take part in the
Irish Aid Volunteering Fair 2018,
Thinking of volunteering abroad, or just curious about Ireland’s role in international
development? Every year, the Irish Aid Volunteering Fair gives you a
unique opportunity to meet and chat face-to-face with the main organisations in
Ireland that offer overseas volunteering placements. It’s a chance to discover
the many opportunities out there and pick up advice and tips from experienced
overseas volunteers. It can be the start of a hugely rewarding journey.
About two thousand Irish people travel abroad annually to volunteer on development projects, mainly in Africa, Asia and Latin America. These placements can be one month or longer, and are tailored to all different skill sets.
Thirty five organisations will exhibit at the Fair, including Concern, VSO, Goal, EU Aid Volunteers and many others. The organisations attending have signed up to a set of volunteering standards, ensuring that the contributions of volunteers have a positive impact for the local project and community, the volunteer and the sending organisation. These organisations offer many opportunities: find one that interests you!
“It was a great day showing the passionate work of so many organisations who work in solidarity with many communities worldwide”. Jane Mellet, Savio
“We had an amazing day at the fair, looking forward to next year, thanks for a great day”. Duane Holden, DINIT
“The IA Fair is a great opportunity to meet with past volunteers, VSAs and get informed about potential volunteer placements”. Áine Lynch, EUAVI/Comhlámh
“CNCF was glad to be a part of this great opportunity to meet with a variety of potential qualified volunteers. Also it was exciting to see the wonderful work being carried by other non-profits. We are looking forward to next year”. Hélène Bassinet, Christina Noble Children’s Foundation
“It’s a great chance to get to know all sending organisations in Ireland and see what overseas volunteering opportunity fits best for you”. Pia Kersten, AIESEC
“The volunteer fair was a great opportunity to tell interested people about our overseas volunteer opportunities for 2018, and the people I met were on a mission to find the right placement to fit their skills and the place in the world they want to go to and the time they have available”. Rose Hennesy, Brighter Communities Worldwide.