Why Do It?

There are many issues facing the world today. From climate change, to poverty, to homelessness, war and many more which affect people on both local and global levels. The Global Citizen Awards highlights and raises awareness around these issues.

The partner organisations that make up the GCA are working towards a fairer, more sustainable world. To do this, Ireland will need informed active citizens that are capable of critically reflecting on the issues and create solutions to the wide range of issues. Returned International volunteers offer a unique opportunity to link local and global issues and use their overseas experience to create change in their local communities in Ireland.

What will I get from it?

  • Champion global justice issues that you are passionate about.

  • Increased knowledge about the Sustainable Development Goals and

    development issues.

  • Social media, advocacy and reflective post writing skills.

  • Network and make connections with like-minded people.

  • Obtain a personal achievement - Awardees will be recognised at a National

    Award Ceremony and become a part of the GCA Alumni Network.

Why Become a Participant?


Why Become a Partner?