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Comhlámh Code of Good Practice for Volunteer Sending Agencies

A set of standards for Volunteer Sending Agencies involved in facilitating international volunteer placements. The Code is based on a vision of volunteers working in solidarity for a just, equitable and sustainable world and aims to promote responsible international volunteering

 

Comhlámh’s Code of Good Practice is a set of standards for Irish Volunteer Sending Agencies facilitating international placements. The Code is based on a vision of volunteers working in solidarity for a just, equitable and sustainable world and it promotes responsible and responsive volunteering to ensure a positive impact for the overseas project and community, the volunteer and the sending agency.

The Code supports volunteer programmes to be led by a belief in global justice, to be based on good development practice and to address identified needs in partnership with local projects and communities. The Code promotes development education, which enables people to more deeply understand the world around them and to address the root causes of inequality and poverty.

Every Volunteer Sending Agency, which is party to the Code of Good Practice, commits to implementing the Code’s five values that underpin the work of international volunteer programmes. Under each value, there are a set of principles and indicators which provide guidance for the development and implementation of volunteer sending programmes.

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Browse International Volunteer Opportunities

Browse international volunteering opportunities in I-VOL national volunteering database, provided by the Code of Good Practice signatories, and learn more about volunteering opportunities abroad.