What is this program about?
How can you get involved?
What are your working hours?
What prior knowledge do you need?
About the location
Location: Wicklow and other locations in Ireland
Availability: all year round; fixed start dates: 2021: Jan 1, Feb 1, March 1, Apr 12, May 5, June 7, July 19, Aug 2, Sept 6, Oct 4, Nov 8
Minimum Duration: 8 weeks
Maximum Duration: 6 months
Minimum age: 18 years
Required Language Skills: English, at least B1 level
Accommodation: Single room at the residential home. Details in the tab "Accommodation" below
Supervision possible: Yes
Qualification supervisor: Nursing professionals
Minimum qualification of intern: None
Volunteering possible: Yes
Required qualification of interns: none
It is expected:
The "right" attitude
The program costs are:
4-7 weeks: 800 EUR
8-12 weeks: 900 EUR
13 or more weeks: 950 EUR
The accommodation costs are:
100 EUR per week
- Individual Consultation and Preparation prior to your arrival
- Access to the World Unite! Online Resource Centre which has Preparation Materials
- Pick-up from Cork Airport
- Hostel Accommodation (dorm room) incl. breakfast in Cork on the first need, dinner with live music on arrival day
- Orientation session, lunch and city tour in Cork on the day after the arrival
- Transfer from Cork to your project location by public transport
- Accommodation on full board (see details in the tab "Accommodation")
- 24 Hours emergency support by our Irish support team
- Issuance of Confirmations/Certificates for your university, scholarship, insurance, etc. and filling out/signing Internship Contracts for your university
The Rates do NOT include:
- Travel to/from Cork
- Transfer back to Cork on your last day
- Insurance (Travel Health Insurance, Liability Insurance, Travel Cancellation insurance; you book it on your own, we can assist you)
- Personal Expenses
You should book a flight to Cork (airport code: ORK). You will be picked up from Cork Airport and taken to Cork City, where you will spend the first night in Sheilas hostel (shared room).
Alternatively, you can fly to Dublin (DUB) and from there take a bus to Cork. The journey takes about 3.5 hours. Your plane should land in Dublin before 2pm so you can make it to Cork by bus on the same day. We will provide you with precise travel information.
There are fixed start dates, which means that we can ensure that there is always a small group of newly arriving program participants. On the first evening, you will join Welcome Dinner, including with live Irish music.
Your volunteer work will then start the following day.