We specialise in the recruitment, training and placement of skilled volunteers. We need your skills in Africa, Asia and the Americas to help fight poverty, inequality, exploitation and injustice. Help us to improve the lives of those in need.
Become a volunteer – How to apply
Once you’ve found a role you’re interested in applying for, please read the job description attached to the post. Then apply online here (don’t forget to attach an up-to-date CV in Word format detailing your motivation). Please note that applicants who do not have sufficient overseas experience will be required to complete the Venture Programme which is run twice a year. If you have any questions about any of our roles, please email firstname.lastname@example.org clearly marking the role for which you are interested in.
Once you’ve submitted your application, you’ll receive a confirmation email containing further information about the next steps. Your application will be considered by our team and you’ll be informed if you’ve been shortlisted. VC also welcomes applications from England and Wales as part of its commitment to its membership of the Catholic Missionary Union.
Learn more about VC’s recruitment process here.
Join our Volunteer Panel
Prospective volunteers may also be considered for overseas roles by completing the VC Venture Programme. Participants who complete all modules of the programme and wish to be considered for overseas placement are eligible to join our Volunteer Panel. When we receive a new request for a volunteer, we firstly look to those on our Volunteer Panel. Those on the Panel will be updated on all vacancies in a regular newsletter.
Volunteer Allowances and Payments
Most of our roles allow for skilled volunteers/development workers to receive a monthly living allowance, return airfares from Dublin to their country of assignment, as well as contributions towards vaccinations and insurance. Please note that most of roles are for a 12 month duration with options for renewal.
All volunteers who have been successful in finding an overseas placement are asked to contribute a minimum of €600 to VC towards the cost of their placement. Fundraising this amount can be as easy as holding one or two coffee mornings in your local community, holding a table quiz or speaking in your local parish or just asking family, friends and colleagues to fundraise for you! The fundraising requirement forms part of the pre-departure process.