Alastair Henry and Candas Whitlock

In 2006, Alastair volunteered in Bangladesh. He took additional placements in Jamaica and Guyana, but this time with his partner Candas Whitlock. “His experience spoke to my heart,” says Candas. “So I applied to volunteer!”


In 2016, he became Cuso International’s first-ever North American volunteer in Alert Bay, B.C. Candas joined him on the four-month placement.


“You’ve spent a lifetime developing skills and knowledge,” says Candas. “When you retire, you can use your experience to make a real difference in less-fortunate communities.”