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.
We work with Diaspora members to extend their professional networks across borders, strengthen business ties between countries and share work experiences gained abroad. Our priorities include:
- Strengthening collaboration and networks
- Engaging the community
- Sharing best practices for impact
Cuso International has been sending diaspora volunteers globally for over a decade. Join us and learn more about what you can do!
Read stories of diaspora volunteers in action:
- Volunteering in the Jungles of Peru
- Using Theatre to Keep Kids Off the Streets in El Salvador
- A Shining Example of Development in Action
- Breaking Down Barriers in Bolivia
- Return for Investment in Guyana
- Community Impact 2.0
Additionally, Cuso International’s e-Volunteering placements enable volunteers to connect remotely with our program partners.
Together with Diaspora communities in Canada and the US, Cuso International supports and promotes the mobilization of diaspora members to address human resource gaps in developing countries. Every volunteer supports local partner organizations in their country of affinity, to help develop and deliver projects that contribute to the creation and development of employability and entrepreneurship skills and opportunities.