Course Overview

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Why take this course?

The aim of the Certificate in Volunteering is to equip the student with a knowledge and understanding of overseas volunteerism. The philosophy underpinning this course is an eclectic approach to learning involving a combination of the traditional teacher-behaviourist approach and the more student-centred humanistic model, which views the student as central to the process of learning.

What will I experience?

• Volunteerism-preparation and planning. Self-awareness, Motivation, Teams & Teamwork.

• The construct and work of Non-governmental Organisations. Culture & cultural awareness.

• Geo-Political awareness. Social Inequalities.

• Fundraising, Legal & Ethical Management of funding raised.

• The role, purpose and management of Reflective Diaries and Reflective Practice. Experiential learning as a volunteer

• Personal Development, Debriefing & Professional Boundaries·

• Personal Healthcare Self-Care & Security. Travel planning. Personal Travel & Health Insurance Progression.

Additional Information

Duration: 2 Saturdays

Enquiries: Jenny Cooper -

Course Details

Course Fees:
Course Commencement Date:

1 Saturday in October 2017, and 1 Saturday in November 2017 – Dates TBA.

Course Award:
Course NFQ Level:
Level 6
Dept of Lifelong Learning
Minimum Entry Requirements:

​Mature Applicant

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