Comhlámh promotes responsible, responsive international volunteering develops good practice standards among volunteer sending agencies. In doing so, we hope to ensure that overseas volunteering has a positive impact for the volunteer, the sending organisation, and the host project and community.
Support Services for Volunteers:
The Volunteer Charter sets out seven principles that aim to encourage responsible, responsive international volunteering. It contains lists of questions to help you make a decision about volunteering abroad in a developing country.
The Code of Good Practice for Sending Organisations sets out the responsibilities of the Irish-based sending organisations that arrange volunteer placements. Signing up to this code shows that an organisation supports the principles of the Code.
We look at how host organisations have been affected by hosting international volunteers and what they recommend for improving placements in order to improve both the experiences of the volunteers and of the host communities.