TYPES OF VOLUNTEERS
There are so many ways you can use your skills to be a force for change.
Travel to Africa, Asia, Latin America or the Caribbean to share your unique skills. Work side-by-side with international colleagues on community, health and livelihood projects that will transform lives. International placements range from six months to 24 months.
Share your skills to help people and organizations in the country or region of your heritage. Diaspora volunteers offer a unique richness of knowledge and depth of understanding of local society, culture and language. Our approach involves engaging diaspora communities in North America to work collaboratively with partner organizations in their countries of origin.
If international travel isn’t an option for you, you can volunteer from your own home via web-based technologies. Exchange ideas and work collaboratively with international colleagues over email. Provide technical assistance or complete a specific project in support of an international partner. Become an e-mentor and share your experiences using Skype.
Take a leave of absence from work to participate in an international volunteer assignment with one of our partner organizations. Your placement can help you to gain a better understanding of global issues and valuable inter-cultural expertise. Your company gains the new skills that you share upon your return.
Put your knowledge and passion for international development to work in your own community.
Cuso International started the South-South volunteering program to leverage the depth of understanding of local society, culture and language that these professionals can bring to international development. If you are a skilled professional living or residing in Latin America or the Caribbean, you can volunteer in the region, in a country other than your own, working alongside local partners to help them strengthen their capacities.
We offer recruitment, selection and training services tailored to your organization. Cuso International has been successfully placing volunteers in developing countries for more than 50 years. We are well known for the quality of our candidate selection and pre-departure training processes — expertise that we now offer as a service to corporate, public and not-for-profit organizations.
Learn about the Young Leaders Overseas (YOLO) program available to Canadians and permanent residents aged 19 – 30 years old. Share your skills and perspective with our overseas partners and gain the experience you need to launch a successful career.
Put your knowledge and passion for international development to work in your own community. Champions like you help us to recruit international volunteers.
Put your knowledge and passion for international development to work in your own community. Champions like you help us plan events and raise funds to continue our work with international partners.