If going overseas isn’t an option for you, you can still volunteer in a meaningful way, right from your own home, via email, Skype and other web-based technologies.

How Does E-Volunteering Work?

As the first formalized online volunteering program in Canada, Cuso International’s innovative e-volunteering program connects volunteers to our international partners remotely. E-Volunteering offers many of the benefits gained from on-site volunteering, while having the extra advantage of fitting in one's regular weekly schedule without needing a passport. Through the Internet, contributing and giving back to a community, gaining new skills, and making new connections are common benefits of e-volunteering and for Cuso International it is a great opportunity to engage more people in its mission.

What Can I Do as an E-Volunteer?

Any task at all, no matter how large or how small, that can be completed online can work as an e-volunteer placement. Based on your skills and background there are multiple tasks to choose from on our job board but generally fall within the following categories:

Business Development

project management, accounting, business planning and market research

Communications

grant writing, social media strategy, translation services

Design

brand and logo design, flyers, brochures and reports

Education

curriculum and instructional design, e-learning, webinars, language training

IT Support

website design, publishing support, mobile app development, data analysis

Is E-Volunteering Right for Me?

If you have a reliable computer and Internet set-up, have 2-7 hours a week available, want to gain experience while making an impact, then an e-volunteer placement may be right for you. If you are still not sure, you can take our online survey to find out.

For more information and to see what e-volunteer placements are currently available, please check out our website at http://www.cusointernational.org. You may also contact us at e.volunteering@cusointernational.org.

E-Volunteering Success Stories

To find out some of the great projects our e-volunteers have worked on, please read on.