Comhlámh Code of Good Practice

Haven became a signatory of the Comhlámh Code of Good Practice (CoGP) for Volunteer Sending Agencies in 2015.

Comhlamh Code Logo

The CoGP is a set of standards for organisations involved in facilitating international volunteer placements in developing countries.  Its focus is to ensure overseas volunteering has a positive impact for the three main stakeholders: the volunteer, the sending agency, and the local project and community.

Additionally, it reflects a number of core values.  These include development education, partnership, quality, security, sustainability, and solidarity, as well as encouraging appropriate volunteer attitudes, valuing volunteering, and reflecting the importance of contributing to development.


You can find out more about the Code in the short video below.

If you feel that Haven is not adhering to the CoGP, please contact Antonia King by emailing or calling +353 1 681 5446, or, alternatively, email