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.”