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Irish Missionaries of the Sacred Heart Volunteering Project

Work Missionaries of the Sacred Heart Volunteering Project, Western Road, Cork City Ireland Work Phone: (086)7857955 Website: http://www.mscireland.com/the-msc-mission-support-centre/volunteering/

Biography

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Mission Statement
Through our volunteer programme you will work with a community who need your skills, talents and enthusiasm. It’s about being in partnership with others, teaching and learning at the same time, and sharing of yourself in order to make a real difference in your world. The Missionaries of the Sacred Heart Volunteer Programme (MSCVP) is a new initiative that: 1. looks to provide enriching, challenging and meaningful short term voluntary experiences 2. seeks to share the talents of our volunteers with our partner projects. 3. works towards promoting responsible volunteering in our partner projects in South Africa.

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Is Irish
Yes

Non Profit
Yes

Organisation Type
Short-term/Intercultural

Age Requirements
We work with men and women between the ages of 22 and 40.

Language Requirements
No

Disability Access
No

Education Requirement
A background in relevant educational, vocational and/or professional qualifications is desirable. Examples include teaching, nursing, electrician, carpentry, cookery, etc.

Other Requirements
We are open to volunteers who would be happy to work within a Catholic context, even if they do not necessarily share those beliefs themselves.

Application Procedure
Those expressing an interest are sent out an information pack and are invited to an interview. Successful applicants are invited to send in two references and a certificate of health. We facilitate the application for the Garda Clearance Check.

Cost
Volunteers are required to contribute €1,500 to volunteer with the programme. This includes training, accommodation, flights, transfers, insurance and food for the two / three month programme.

Benefits
Training, accommodation, flights, transfers, insurance and food.

Work Individually/In Teams
Volunteers work as part of a small team, backed up by a volunteer coordinator.

Code Of Practice
We follow the Comhlámh Code of Good Practice

In Country Support
Yes. We provide a person on the ground for the duration of the project to coordinate the volunteers and facilitate the programme.

Pre Programme Training
We provide two full residential weekends of pre-departure training, covering issues like health, safety & secrutity, professional standards, language, culture, development education, community dynamics, and direct contact with the project through video conferencing.

Post-Programme Debriefing
We organise a residential weekend debriefing for returning volunteers to evaluate their experience and help them integrate their experience.
Contact with Returned Volunteers
Certainly. Our former volunteers also participate in the pre-departure training.

Location
Africa

Activities
Children/Young People
Construction
Education
Health/Medical

Duration
1-3 Months

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Missionaries of the Sacred Heart Volunteering Project, Western Road, Cork City Ireland

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