Comhlámh’s Volunteering Overseas: Where do I start?


Who should attend?

This course is open to anyone considering volunteering or working overseas for global development (both short-term and long-term).

What is covered?

This participatory one-day workshop allows participants to explore important issues in volunteering for global development:

  • An introduction to development
  • The role of the volunteer/development worker in contributing to change
  • Motivations and expectations for volunteering
  • Types of volunteering opportunities available
  • Possibilities for getting involved in global development from Ireland

What does the course achieve?

  • An awareness of various approaches to global development
  • A consideration of critical perspectives on volunteering
  • Reflection on good practice in overseas volunteering
  • A space for people who are considering volunteering overseas to meet, explore and discuss the issues informally
  • “Valuable and interesting”

    “I found the group interaction excellent. It was great to listen to other people’s views on development issues.”
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How much does it cost?

€15 Comhlámh member

€30 non-member (waged)

(Lunch, tea and coffee included)

When and where?

Saturday, November 22nd, 9:45am to 4:30 pm at Comhlámh,12 Parliament Street, Dublin 2

How to Book

To download a booking form, please click here or for more information, call Susan on 01 4783490 or email