Global Citizens Award. What’s it all about?

The Global Citizen Award is a personal development award that enables you to share your overseas volunteering experiences and help raise awareness of global issues in Ireland. The Award is free and open to all returned international volunteers. It offers you an opportunity to take what you have experienced overseas and continue to make a difference to Global Justice issues right here at home.

The Global Citizen Award is for all international volunteers (18+) with minimum of 3 weeks overseas volunteer experience who are up for a challenge and new experience! Your 3 weeks can be built up cumulatively, allowing you to reflect on your experience over time without restriction on when you went volunteering. Volunteer sending agency must be signatory of the Comhlamh Code of Good Practice. If you are unsure please contact your volunteer sending agency or visit: for more info.

The Global Citizen Award is a free personal development programme that provides you with –

  • A structure to explain and share your volunteering stories and memories with others here at home.
  • The chance to inspire others and educate your community on the global issues you witnessed.
  • An opportunity to continue your volunteer journey and keep your volunteering experience alive.
  • The chance to Develop extra skills and gain a new personal achievement recognised at a National Award Ceremony.

Upon completion of the Award Programme, you will receive a certificate, an invite to a National Ceremony, and the chance to present at the Awards event.

The Award and Ceremony credits your hard work and is an indicator of motivation and dedication. The personal benefits are numerous; You will gain more from your volunteering experience and develop extra skills. But it’s the actions of what you have done through the Award process that that will stand to you most: you will have shared your volunteering memories and overseas experiences, and inspired the Irish public on Global issues, making you a true Global Citizen!

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