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#OverseasVolunteering makes the best possible impact…prepare, know the issues and the root causes of global injustice and go only where you are needed.
Enrol on Venture 2015 – the VC Overseas Volunteering Preparation Programme and begin making your impact.
This part-time programme (one weekend per month over 4 months at VC HQ) is aimed at prospective Development Workers and Volunteers and offers an experience that will give the volunteer or development worker the confidence that he/she is fully prepared to work overseas.
90% of those who completed the programme felt that it would better help them adapt to their overseas working environment
82% of those who completed the programme felt that the training increased their understanding of the root causes of poverty and injustice in the world
As a volunteer sending organisation, we ensure that the course is facilitated by specialists who are highly skilled and experienced in their respective fields. The courses are participatory in nature and give the attendees the opportunity to connect and share ideas with both fellow participants and workers who have returned from the field. Upon completion of the Venture programme participants may apply to join the VC Volunteer Panel to be considered for overseas roles.
“The VC training has proved highly relevant and prepared me greatly for working overseas. The learning was immense” – volunteer on assignment in Africa
September – December 2015 Programme Content & Schedule
Module / Date
Global Awareness and Health – 12-13 September 2015
Community Development and Leadership – 10-11 October 2015
Cultural Adaptation and Conflict, Commitment & Challenge – 7-8 November 2015
Project Cycle Management and Monitoring & Evaluation – 5-6 December 2015
Fee €400 (less 20% for unwaged)
Enrol online here