Cuso International is available to comment about development issues & international volunteering.
"As a recent United Nations report on development stresses, real change requires not only economic investment, but also human investment. That philosophy of human potential lies at the heart of international volunteering."
- Derek Evans, Executive Director of Cuso International.
If you would like to speak to our Executive Director or a media spokesperson about Cuso International, our work abroad, our global awareness programs in North America, or about a particular development issue, please contact:
Sean Kelly, Head of Cuso International Communications and Media
Email: media@CusoInternational.org (you can also let Sean know if you would like to automatically receive our latest press releases)
Tel: (902) 850-2510 (Nova Scotia)
Cell: (902) 293-7790
Si vous désirez parler à un porte-parole des médias de Cuso International en Français, veuillez contacter: Christine Messier | 514 276-8528 (Montreal)
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Key facts on Cuso International
Cuso International is an international development organization that works through volunteers. It evolved from the merger of two Canadian development NGOs – CUSO (est. 1961) and VSO Canada (est. 1995). We have sent over 15,000 volunteers abroad since 1961. The merged organization was originally known as CUSO-VSO, but has since become Cuso International.
We promote volunteering to fight global poverty and disadvantage. Instead of sending money, food or clothes, we send skilled people from a range of professions.
Our volunteers come from many professional backgrounds, and many ages. We recruit volunteers from Canada, the United States, Latin America and the Caribbean, and many developing countries in which we work.
Cuso International is one of the largest independent volunteer-sending organizations in North America. We are a strategic alliance partner of VSO, one of the world’s largest volunteer-sending development NGOs.
Cuso International volunteers work in many countries throughout Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean.
We do long-term development rather than short-term emergency relief. We respond to needs identified by our partnerships with local government agencies, non-governmental organizations and local community groups.