students

Every year VLM offers a number of places on our summer programme to individuals who will work alongside the volunteer teachers supporting them in the delivery of the annual summer schools. This is often an ideal role for an undergraduate or post-graduate student.

Preferably, students fulfilling this role will be studying teaching, early childhood education, youth work or a related discipline and should be 21 years old at the time of application. However, if an applicant can demonstrate their passion for working with children and their commitment to VLM’s ethos and mission they are most welcome to apply.

Mary Anne Stokes (VLM), Orla Cashell, Joanna Lally, Sabrina Mannion and Niamh West, Students of All Hallows College and St. Patrick's College, Drumcondra departing of VLM's 2014 summer programme in Bulbula, Ethiopia.

Mary Anne Stokes (VLM), Orla Cashell, Joanna Lally, Sabrina Mannion and Niamh West, Students of All Hallows College and St. Patrick’s College, Drumcondra departing of VLM’s 2014 summer programme in Bulbula, Ethiopia.

Within VLM’s comprehensive volunteering programme, students are offered:

  • Hands-on practical experience working with disadvantaged people in the developing world
  • A genuine overseas immersion programme in the Vincentian Ethos
  • A volunteer programme focussed on the student’s learning goals
  • Fully supported preparation, training and debriefing in Dublin
  • One-to-one mentoring pre-departure
  • Fundraising resources and advertising
  • In-country support from the Daughters of Charity or Vincentian Fathers
  • The opportunity to participate in the International Volunteer Award

For any further questions please refer to the FAQ section.