2020 – 2021 Volunteer Programme Vacancies

VC receives requests for volunteers from our project partners in who identify needs for particular skills in their projects that cannot be fulfilled locally. We then recruit, train, and place suitable candidates for these roles. Together with the partner we endeavour to source funding for the specific project into which the volunteer will be employed.

Supporting our partners during the Covid-19 global pandemic

Due to the Covid-19 global pandemic, we have been unable to deploy international volunteers during 2020.  Together with our partners we have instead worked to support and mentor locally recruited volunteers and nominated staff who are taking on the roles which would have been filled by a specialist volunteer.

We review the situation regarding international deployment on an ongoing basis, while adhering to current public health advice in Ireland and in our partner countries.

Some of the roles provisionally available for 2021 are listed below – these are subject to change and deployment will only happen when the public health situation allows such.

Funded Overseas Volunteer Roles

Viatores Christi is seeking suitably qualified volunteer development workers for the roles below.  These roles are not salaried but are funded from the Overseas Aid Budget and have Volunteer Development Worker (VDW) status.

VDWs will be in receipt of a monthly local living allowance and will receive allowances to cover flights or internal travel.

Accommodation will be provided free of charge. Insurance will be covered by VC group policy.  Start dates will depend on applicant experience and VC training process.

Senior Social Worker – Uganda

Our partner organisation in Masaka, Uganda requires a social work specialist to share their knowledge, international skills, and experience with local staff in areas of social work and general management of social and health programmes delivered by the organisation in a bid to build the local capacity for the future. The engagement of an experienced social worker as part of a capacity building programme will assist local staff increase knowledge, techniques and support them to deliver existing programmes (in an area devastated by the HIV/AIDS pandemic)

Physiotherapist – Uganda

An experienced physiotherapist is required to support and mentor existing team in a special needs school setting which covers a varied range of conditions – both physical and intellectual. The volunteer physiotherapist will offer his/her expertise to build capacity, introduce best practice techniques and training (in client assessment, treatment programmes, use of equipment and aids, etc.) help design and deliver awareness programmes for the students families and caregivers as well as create local and international links to help the school strive to reach it’s strategic objectives in terms of services and capacity.

Physiotherapist – Haiti

Speech and Language Therapist – Haiti

Our partner Special Needs Programme in Haiti provides residential, educational and therapeutic services to children and adults with physical and neurological disabilities and their families. It does so with the stated aim of achieving participation, equality and full human rights for individuals with disability in Haiti, where poverty, prejudice and a lack of state services can often lead to the neglect and abandonment of this vulnerable population. In addition to its core activities, the NPFS Special Needs Programme uses training, advocacy and partnership arrangements with like-minded organisations to work towards this aim. The project currently seeks a qualified physiotherapist, speech and language therapist and PE teacher in order to continue to provide and further develop these essential services.

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