Volunteer Ventures Abroad! The experience you'll never forget!

Volunteer Ventures Abroad is a program of ERDT that provides short-term international volunteer projects. This past July of 2016, Alta Via Consulting, LLC worked with Volunteer Ventures to coordinate travel and a volunteer program for 63 people to travel to Cork, Ireland where they volunteered at five different project sites. Read a little bit more about them below!


Churchfield Community Trust

A community organization that offers training, work and enterprise skills (ie. Woodwork, painting and horticulture) to young men.

Dress for Success

Promotes the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and life.



Doras is a post-school training service for people with a mild intellectual disability who are over 16 years of age. They support around 20 young people to get the skills they need to work through training and job shadowing.


Cope Foundation

A non-profit organization supporting over 2,300 children and adults with intellectual disabilities and/or autism in Cork city and County. 


Experienced Irish Culture

Went on walking tours and had dinner with traditional Irish music at the English Market.

Cork Penny Diners

Founded during Famine times as a soup kitchen. They currently serve well over 1000 meals per week. Their aim is to give everyone who calls their center a hot nourishing midday meal. In addition, their clients get sandwiches and fruit to take away as an evening meal. There's an open door and a warm welcome.