UCD Volunteers Overseas

Voluntary organisation for UCD students, staff and graduates to engage in volunteering and global citizenship education programmes.

International impact - Ireland
  • Transparency

9.7 / 10

2021 PLAN

€ 179,691

raised of €80,000 goal

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2021 PLAN

€ 179,691

raised of €80,000 goal

4013

altruists

Create fundraising page

Donations made here are eligible for a charity to reclaim in tax paid in Ireland

Cause

UCDVO’s Vision is for UCD students to graduate with an understanding of the challenges facing humanity worldwide and the determination and self belief to tackle the issues underlying poverty and inequality in the world. UCDVO’s Mission is to provide UCD students, staff and alumni with opportunities to volunteer for the benefit of disadvantaged communities overseas, in response to needs explicitly identified by those communities.

Response

UCDVO runs a 12 month volunteering and development education programme which aims to encourage reflection, discussion and action around the complex topics of global citizenship, development and international volunteering. The programme includes educational and training events in the months preceding departure; volunteers will then participate in a 4 week volunteering placement over the summer months with one of our international partner organisations. Volunteers work in partnership with local communities on education, healthcare, environment, IT, and infrastructure projects. On return from the overseas placement, volunteers are given the opportunity to continue their learning and involvement in international development, through structured workshops and events organised by UCDVO.

Projects in 2021

  1. Vocational Training, Nansana, Uganda

  2. Business and LIvelihoods, Nansana, Uganda

  3. Business and Livelihoods, Nansana, Uganda

  4. Community Based Health, Nansana, Uganda

  5. Disability Rehabilitation, Meghalaya, India

  6. Remote Education for the Girl Child, New Delhi, India

  7. Matumaini Centre for children with Disabilites, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

  8. Community Education & Development Centre, New Delhi, India

  9. Ferrando Speech and Hearing Centre, Meghalaya, India

  10. Nurture Africa - Health, Nansana, Uganda

  11. Nurture Africa - Business and Livelihoods, Nansana, Uganda

  12. Nurture Africa - Vocational Training, Nansana, Uganda