Global Citizens Award

Global Citizen Award - Agapé Adventures

Agapé Adventures is very excited to be a partner organisation of the Global Citizen Award!

This exciting award provides our volunteers with a wonderful way to not only validate their overseas volunteering experience and boost their CV, but also to use the certification process as a way to raise awareness of global issues they have encountered whilst overeas. It is a wonderful opportunity for each individual to tell their story and encourage others to find ways to help our global community tackle some of the big challenges we currently face internationally. 

So, what is it? 

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 in Ireland, 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 public on Global issues, making you a true Global Citizen! 

Who is it for?  

All returned volunteers (18+) with a minimum of 3 weeks overseas volunteer experience. Your 3 weeks can be built up cumulatively allowing your award to be reflective without restriction on when you went volunteering. 

What will I get from it?  

 

  • The chance to explain and share your volunteering stories and memories with others and in turn inspire and educate them on global issues you witnessed!  
  • Gain even more from your volunteering experience and develop extra skills!  
  • Obtain a personal achievement - recognised at a National Award Ceremony! 

 

What is involved?  

3 achievable award options to suit your motivation.    

Bronze:        

  • Complete pre-departure training and debriefing workshop
  • Minimum 3 weeks volunteering overseas
  • Write x 2 global blogs or articles

Silver: 

  • Complete pre-departure training and debriefing workshop
  • Minimum 3 weeks volunteering overseas
  • Write x 4 global blogs or articles
  • 1 action project

Gold: 

  • Complete pre-departure training and debriefing workshop
  • Minimum 3 weeks volunteering overseas
  • Write x 6 global blogs or articles
  • 3 action projects
  • 1 approved development education training class
  • 1 volunteer commitment in Ireland / UK (min 40 hours)

How do I sign up? 

When you join Agapé Adventures we will discuss with you the opportunity to participate in the Global Citizen Award and will send you the relevant paperwork required to sign up - simple! :)