The Irish Aid Volunteering and Information Centre
At the Irish Aid Volunteering and Information Centre, on Dublin’s O’Connell Street, you can find out how Irish Aid makes a difference in the lives of poor people in developing countries. We can give you information and advice if you are interested in volunteering overseas. The Centre is open Monday to Friday, 10am to 5pm. Contact us on 01-8546920.
Video of "Celebrate our She-roes" exhibition taken by Nahid Dabiri. Exhibition organised by Emily Price.
Learn about Irish Aid
At the Centre, you can talk to staff about our work, and find out:
- how Ireland is playing a lead role in the fight against hunger
- how we work to improve healthcare and education for poor people and poor communities
- who we work with and
- why Irish Aid, Ireland’s overseas aid programme, is recognised as one of the best in the world.
Learn about development
Primary and secondary teachers can bring their classes to free schools workshops on global development issues that include a guided exhibition tour. These 90 minute workshops are for Civic, Social and Political Education (CSPE), Transition Year and Senior Cycle Geography second-level, and for third to sixth class primary level. Special summer workshops in May and June include global music workshops for primary classes.
Development workshops for third level students
We offer workshops to groups of third level students on development and the role of aid. These workshops help students explore issues of poverty and aid from different perspectives. Special methodology-focused workshops are available for B.Ed groups to help them to integrate global issues into their primary teaching.
Teachers can bring their classes to free schools’ workshops on global development issues.
Visit our multimedia exhibition
Explore life in Khulungira, a village in Malawi, through our multimedia exhibition featuring video and artefacts. See the everyday realities of this farming community where families are increasing their food production with the help of new scientific techniques. Families who tell their stories work hard to give their children a better future, asking not for gifts but for tools and information.
Free guided exhibition tours: Monday to Friday from 10am to 5pm.
Events at the Irish Aid Centre
The Centre provides a free space for talks, seminars, films, training courses and launches, as well as temporary photographic exhibitions with a development focus.
Are you interested in volunteering overseas? Our Irish Aid Centre guides can answer your questions or provide you with information on opportunities for volunteering overseas.
Contact the Irish Aid Volunteering and Information CentreIrish Aid Volunteering and Information Centre27-31 Upper O’Connell StDublin 1Tel. 01 8546920
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