Volunteer in Ireland
The work of volunteers is central to everything we do. Learn about the various ways you can help as a volunteer in Ireland.
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We’re often in need of skilled volunteers to help support our work overseas. These positions generally require some previous work experience or relevant qualifications and, of course, a shared commitment to our goal of eliminating extreme poverty.
The EU Aid Volunteer Initiative is a great opportunity for junior and senior professionals looking to work in humanitarian response and development. Successful applicants benefit from a Head Office-based apprenticeship in our Dublin office, followed typically by a 12-month deployment in one of Concern's country offices.
In this video, several of our previous EU Aid Volunteers discuss their favourite parts of the experience, as well as skills they have gained.
Are interested in being an EU Aid Volunteer with Concern?
Programme Support Officers (PSOs) provide general programme support in many of our overseas countries. Generally, the assignments are one to two years in duration.
The role provides an exciting opportunity to gain overseas experience for somebody starting our their career in international development. Many former PSOs have progressed on to overseas management positions.
Specific requirements vary from country to country but we generally seek a third level qualification, experience in proposal writing, research and documentation and strong communication skills.
Are you interested in becoming a Programme Support Officer with Concern?
Where possible, we employ people from the countries in which we work. We believe in working directly with local people to develop their potential. At present, 87% of our personnel working overseas are local people, living and working in their own country.