Ireland – Arts Center Experience

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Join GoEco in a large cultural hub to assist in the success of local art galleries and centers!

Program Highlights

  • Discover the historical and art culture of the Irish Republic’s second-largest city
  • Enhance your marketing skills through hands-on experience
  • Help local arts centers engage more with the local community and encourage children to take
  • part in creative extracurricular activities
  • Engage in positive cultural exchange during your stay with a local host family
  • Explore Ireland’s landscape during free time with fellow volunteers


Your schedule at a glance (Three-week minimum duration):

Arrival Day, Monday: Arrive at Cork Airport (ORK). The local field team will be waiting to pick you up and take you to a nearby hostel. Volunteers will have free time to greet each other and explore the city center following check-in. In the evening, the group will enjoy a traditional Irish night of dinner, music and dancing.

Day 1, Tuesday: Following breakfast, volunteers will be transferred from the hostel to the volunteer center for a full orientation. Following lunch, participants will embark on a two-hour city tour of Cork before transferring to the accommodations.

Day 2, Wednesday: Volunteers will receive orientation at the program before beginning volunteer work.

Days 3, Thursday- last Friday of program: Volunteers will work five days per week, and have two days free that may or may not be on weekends.

Departure Day: Volunteers can choose to depart on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday.


Location icon Location of the Project: Clonmel, Ireland

Project length Project length: Min 3 weeks- Max 6 months

Arrival Airport Arrival Airport: Cork Airport (ORK)

Volunteer Work Volunteer Work:  Administration, marketing

Age Age:  Min age 18

Number of Volunteers Number of Volunteers: Up to 2 international volunteers

Important Note Important Note: Volunteers should apply at least 4-6 weeks in advance. Please ensure that you are eligible for a visa to enter Ireland before registering for this project. Obtaining the proper visa is the sole responsibility of the volunteer.


What’s Included

Accommodations Accommodations: Host family accommodations

Food Food: Three meals per day

Airport Transfers Airport Transfers:  Airport pickup is provided upon arrival

Orientation Orientation: A full welcome orientation and a city tour are included on Day 1.

Support Support: Comprehensive and professional pre-departure travel guidance, 24/7 GoEco emergency hotline, experienced local field team.


What’s not Included

Flights, visas (if required), travel health insurance, lunch on arrival day, personal expenses.

Ireland is a European island, located just west off the coast of England. Ireland’s tourism is growing, and the welcoming attitude of its inhabitants and their abundant hospitality play a large role in this. Ireland is also well-known for its lush, green landscape.

Cork is a historically-rich, cosmopolitan city in the south that locals often refer to as Ireland’s “real capital city.” Others refer to this city as the “foodie capital” of Ireland. Artsy cafes can be found on every block, along with bundles of young, friendly people. It is the second-largest city in the country and is a fantastic travel destination.


Many of the local arts centers offer opportunities for children, adults and young adults to engage in art programs through workshops and classes. They also host poetry readings, dance events and concerts. Volunteers on this program will be involved in various tasks, ranging from organizing workshops to assisting with marketing campaigns.

Some of your tasks may include:

  • Assisting in art workshops facilitation
  • Providing administrative support
  • Assisting in organizing events with partner organizations
  • Supporting marketing campaigns such as those on social media

Internet icon Internet: Internet is available with most host families.

Laundry icon Laundry: Laundry is available with host families.

Accommodations icon Accommodations: Volunteers will stay in a hostel the night of Arrival Day, in a shared, mixed-gender room with 3-7 other people. Volunteers will be staying with host families for the remainder of their stay. Volunteers will either have a private room or share with one other volunteer of the same gender.

Food icon Food: All meals are included during work days and on weekends if volunteers stay with their host families. Lunch on Arrival Day is not included.


Please take note of this project’s minimum requirements:

  • Minimum age of 18
  • Police clearance
  • Intermediate level of English
  • Mature, flexible and adaptable personality
  • Eligibility to obtain a visa to enter Ireland
  • Detailed motivation letter
  • Copy of CV/Resume with relevant childcare experience

Some of the country’s most well-known destinations are easily accessible, and around three hours away. Highlights include the sea cliffs of Moher, the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin, the wildflowers of the Burren and more! The local field team can assist volunteers in planning fun things to do and see.

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