About the Global Citizen Award

Our Aim:

The Global Citizen Award is a development education initiative that encourages international volunteers to use their overseas experience to take action and raise awareness of global justice on their return to Ireland. Highly motivated individuals are supported to engage in local actions designed to raise awareness of the Sustainable Development Goals.   Volunteers receive Bronze, Silver or Gold Awards depending on their level of engagement.  If you would like to learn more about the Global Citizen Award, please visit why do it section of our website. If you would like to know more about becoming a partner, please visit the why become a partner section of the website.

About the Global Citizen Award?

Our funders:

Initiated by EIL Intercultural Learning, the Global Citizen Award is sponsored by Irish Aid and supported by our partner organisations. The award is recognised by Comhlámh and IDEA. For more information on our supporters see our supporters page here.

The Global Education Committee:

The Global Citizen Award has been developed by EIL Intercultural Learning’s Global Education Committee as a Development Education initiative. The EIL Global Education Committee is made up of a core group of previous international volunteers with a passion for Development Education. Members of the Global Education Committee support the Award and its participants through mentorship, resources, events and workshops. More information on the Global Education Committee here. 

Governance: The Global Citizen Award Standards and Conferring Committee

Leadership for the award will be provided by the Global Education Committee, and the Global Citizen Award Standards and Conferring Committee. The responsibility of the Committee is to ensure that quality is maintained, and confer Global Citizen Award applications to returned International Volunteers.

The Standards and Conferring committee is made up of a cross-section of the International volunteering sector in Ireland to ensure inclusivity of all perspectives. More information on the Standards and Awards committee here.