If you take part in voluntary work in a developing country, you may qualify for credits for the duration of your assignment abroad, up to a maximum of 5 years.
You must be resident in Ireland before your assignment abroad to qualify for these credits.
Your work must be arranged:
- by or through a non-governmental agency in Ireland,
- by or through a governmental or non-governmental agency in any Member of the European Union (other than Ireland), or
- directly with the Government of the developing country.
For more information, log on to 'www.welfare.ie'.
Otherwise you can check your position before leaving Ireland by contacting:
PRSI Special Collection Section
Social Welfare Services Office
Department of Social Protection
LoCall: 1890 690 690 (from the Republic of Ireland only)
+353 1 4715898 (from Northern Ireland or overseas)