Gold Award

  • The Gold Global Citizen Award
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What is it?

The Gold is the third level of the Global Citizen Award.   

Gold: -Various activities –Significant time commitment -Attainable for some volunteers. 

Who is it for?

All returned volunteers (18+) in Ireland 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 the global issues you have witnessed!
  • Gain even more from your volunteering experience and develop extra skills!
  • Obtain a personal achievement - Awardees will be recognised at a National Award Ceremony!

What is involved?  

There are 6 actions you must achieve to attain the Gold Award; 

Action 1

Complete pre-departure and debriefing workshop


Action 2

Minimum 3 weeks volunteering overseas


Action 4

Complete 3 Action Projects when home


Action 5

1 approved development education training class


Action 6

Volunteer commitment in Ireland (40hrs)


Registering for the Global Citizen award is easy! Simply choose your award, Bronze, Silver or Gold. Fill in or download the simple registration form. Alternatively, contact your volunteer sending organisation to find out if they are participating in the Award. 

What's next?

Once you have registered you will need to plan and complete your Award actions with the help of your mentor and the free online supports. Be sure to keep us posted on your Award journey and actions here at home with pictures and updates to the GCA online community and by using #GCAIreland.



Once all your Award actions are complete, you will need to fill in your Award report.  This report will be reviewed by the The Standards and Conferring Committee. Following this we will be in touch with the date and more information on receiving your award at the National Award Ceremony!

Need a Mentor?

Your mentor will be a support for you throughout the Award.

Keep a Record

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Keep in touch

Keep in touch with us once you have started your activities.

Enjoy taking part in GCA!

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