The Community Knowledge Initiative (CKI) fosters community university partnerships that aim to promote the principles and practices of civic engagement and democracy.

The Haven Partnership
The Haven Partnership


Haven is an Irish non-governmental, non-political, non-religious organisation working to build sustainable communities, through the provision of housing and emergency relief, and by implementing community development programmes in Haiti. By training, up-skilling and employing local Haitian people throughout the year, Haven is creating jobs, encouraging local trade and promoting industry. Schools, playgrounds, and community buildings are key elements of Haven's community building projects. As well as employing over 600 local people on these projects Haven has also brought over 1,000 Irish volunteers for one week periods to Haiti to assist with the building of houses.


Please note:
New volunteering opportunities should be entered through the student volunteer website. You can still view your previously entered opportunities here.