January, February & September
9 – 11 months
Ireland is beloved worldwide as an enchanting land where legend and reality mingle. The island of Ireland is divided into two, the Republic of Eire (or Ireland) and Northern Ireland (part of the UK). From the haunting beauty of the pure, unspoiled landscapes and the drama of the coastline, to the urban buzz of the country’s dynamic cities mixed with the magic of thousands of years’ worth of culture and history, Ireland is a country that never fails to surprise. Wild and beautiful, inspiring and exciting, Ireland’s energy and romance will win you over in an instant. And with some of the friendliest people in the world, this perfectly-sized and surprisingly-diverse island keeps visitors coming back for more. Placement roles in Ireland can be an equally rewarding part of your gap year as a trip overseas.
Ireland Placement Roles
Community Activity Assistant
Residential placements may be in respite centres for people with disabilities, residential homes or residences for the homeless. Most volunteering placements have adult residents. Volunteers may be expected to provide companionship, help with outings and activities, help with feeding and may deal with personal care. All necessary training will be provided.
What To Expect
Accommodation, food and allowance
Accommodation varies from placement to placement. At caring placements accommodation could be on-site as part of a ‘community’ of other young volunteers and staff or in shared housing organised by the placement.
Food or an allowance to include food and weekly living expenses is provided by all placements.
Free Time & Travel
Lattitude volunteers love to travel and explore. You will have time off each week, agreed holidays and flexibility at the end of your placement to travel. Getting around Ireland by public transport is easy and travel links to visit UK and countries across Europe is straightforward.
The Irish are renowned for being one of the most hospitable peoples in the world. Dublin (the capital) is a curious, lively and colourful city of fine Georgian buildings, tangible literary history and extremely welcoming pubs and people. With such a varied landscape, there is plenty to keep you entertained on your working gap year in Ireland.
Lattitude Global Volunteering fee: £1,500 for EU nationals (contact us for fees for different nationalities)
As part of the placement the following is provided:
- In depth matching process to align your skills and interests with a placement that really suits you
- Assigned Volunteer Coordinator to help with all your pre-departure information, advice and guidance
- Links with returned volunteers
- Relevant DBS/police check fees
- Pre-departure briefing
- Airport pickup on arrival and In-country orientation
- Part of country programme network of international Lattitude volunteers
- Day to day support from your placement host and a member of staff as your mentor
- Accommodation and food (provided by your placement)
- Weekly allowance (provided by your placement)
- 24/7 support from Lattitude, including in-country support from the Lattitude Country Manager
- Focus on your personal volunteer learning and development
- Returned Volunteer follow up and Debrief Event
- Opportunity to join the Lattitude Alumni
- £30 application fee
- International Flights
- Onward travel to placement (if applicable)
- Travel insurance
- Inoculations (if applicable)
- Pocket Money for weekends/holidays/post-placement travel
As a charity we always recommend our volunteers fundraise to help meet the costs involved in volunteering overseas. In many ways it is part of the whole experience. For more information and fundraising ideas please click here.
Planning your trip
We always recommend applying as early as possible in order to secure your place.
Please note that the application deadline is the last possible time allowed to get an application form in that allows us enough time to match volunteers and begin sorting out visas.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org regarding availability for departure dates within the next 3 months to avoid disappointment
“Great placement! I actually applied for a school placement but I'm so glad that I got a caring community one.”Meg at Casa Break, Ireland