Volunteering with CCI

Multi-Disciplinary Team Volunteers
Volunteers that are part of our Multi-Disciplinary Care teams travel to Vesnova Children’s Institution which is home to over 170 children with various forms of physical and mental disabilities. Vesnova is located in the Mogilev Region of Belarus. Volunteers assist in providing nursing and general care to the children living in Vesnova.  Volunteers  also exchange experience and assist the Belarusian nursing team with the development of their skills.

Teams to travel on a monthly basis to the institution for up to 10 days maximum.

Qualifications needed:

We in CCI are always looking to recruit volunteers with experience in Nursing/Healthcare/Childcare/Teaching/Physiotherapy, however we welcome applications to volunteer from all backgrounds. Many transferable skills, stemming from all backgrounds, are applied during volunteer trips.

In order to apply to become part of our General Volunteer team, you must be willing and open to new experiences, have ability to work as part of a team.

Each candidate is subject to the CCI clearance procedures and is supervised for the duration of the volunteer placement.  Once you have expressed interest, our Medical Co-ordinator will contact you  with further details on the application process.


We ask all of our volunteers to fundraise before their volunteer trip.  As a member of our Multi-Disciplinary team you will be required to raise €800 as your fundraising target. This is an unpaid voluntary position however when you are in country we will cover;

  • Accommodation: All volunteers will be accommodated together in Vesnova Institution where basic facilities are available. Note all teams purchase their own food for the week.
  • In country transport.
  • Interpreter will be provided for each team, as most of the residents of Vesnova do not speak English.


Comhlamh Sustainable Development Goals


The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all by 2030. They address the global challenges we face, including those related to poverty, inequality, climate, environmental degradation, prosperity, and peace and justice.

As Chernobyl Children International (CCI) are the only designated UN NGO working with the victims and survivors of Chernobyl, we are committed to furthering global consciousness and awareness around development issues.

Each of CCI’s Programme Areas directly support the SDGs and as a CCI Volunteer, we encourage you to engage in learning about and promoting sustainable practices in your work as a volunteer, but also upon your return home with your peers, friends and colleagues.



Global Citizen Award


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 and raise awareness about Global Justice issues right here at home.

CCI are partners in the Global Citizen Awards Programme and encourage you to look at the possibility of completing this self-directed awards programme.


If you’d like to know more about volunteering with CCI, either in Ireland or in Belarus, please contact us via the form below or call us on 021-4558774:

    CCI are committed to equality, diversity and non-discrimination for our volunteers and recruit our volunteers in accordance with this.


    Irish Office

    Chernobyl Children International
    1A The Stables
    Alfred Street
    Tel: +353 21 455 8774
    Email: info@chernobyl-ireland.com


    US Office

    Chernobyl Children International
    Northport Financial Center
    490 Main Street
    Northport NY 11768