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Volunteer Stories

Stories of Volunteers From Ireland

Stories of Volunteers From Ireland

Below is a selection of stories from Irish volunteers that have given their service overseas. Read about their motivations, experiences and impressions and the rewards and challenges of volunteering in international development.

The volunteers featured here came from different walks of life and different age groups to volunteer abroad. Their motivations ranged from personal responses to natural disasters or a desire to help less fortunate communities to professional development. They may have heard about opportunities from college, from their children or from local voluntary groups. They served as teachers, builders, nurses, nutrition advisers and youth workers.

Many of these and other volunteer roles are available through Irish overseas voluntary organisations. We encourage you to contact our partner Comhlámh for more information on responsible international volunteering or, indeed, if you have already volunteered abroad and you’d like your story to be featured here. If so, contact us to receive a story template and send it on with photos and/or video to ruth@comhlamh.org.

See our latest stories below from the world of volunteering:

My First Uganda Experience

Volunteering in Kenya

Volunteering in Kenya

14 September 2017

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Discovering Cambodia

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The Fight against Ebola

11 April 2018

The Fight against Ebola

My First Uganda Experience

13 December 2017

My First Uganda Experience

Volunteering in Kenya

14 September 2017

Volunteering in Kenya

One Year in Lao PDR

19 August 2017

One Year in Lao PDR

Discovering Cambodia

02 May 2017

Discovering Cambodia

Missing Zambia

26 March 2017

Missing Zambia

Neo-natal Health in Ethiopia

15 March 2017

Neo-natal Health in Ethiopia

A Mongolian Experience

22 December 2016

A Mongolian Experience

Sudan 1986-89

15 June 2016

Sudan 1986-89

Contact Comhlámh for all your information on international volunteering

 

Interested in Volunteering? Check out our Volunteering section on our website.