The Suas Volunteer Coordinator role is incredibly rewarding and a fantastic way for you to develop your leadership and teamwork skills. As a Coordinator you'll manage a diverse young team of volunteers in India or Zambia, work with inspiring staff and develop valuable skills within challenging environments.
Coordinators attend three specially tailored Preparation Weekends - receiving training in areas such as leadership, conflict resolution and team development from Suas experts. You will then lead teams of Suas Volunteers on placement for six or ten weeks during the summer.
"It was an incredible experience. I learned so much about myself, and my ability to work with people. I feel that it has given me an edge in my chosen career; I know that I can apply the skills I gained throughout the Programme to many situations."
- Cathal Elder, Team Coordinator, Kolkata.
"The role of Coordinator is an excellent way to build your skills, no matter which sector you work in. When applying for jobs in the future, having this type of experience is what sets you apart from other applicants."
- Philip Regan, HR Consultant, Irish Aid and the African Development Bank.
"Being a Coordinator on the Suas Volunteer Programme was equivalent to the practical application of an MBA."
- Brian Fallon, CEO and founder of theJournal.ie and Daft.ie, Team Coordinator, Delhi.