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:

project management, accounting, business planning and market research

grant writing, social media strategy, translation services

brand and logo design, flyers, brochures and reports

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

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 the job board and select E-Volunteering under Placement Type. 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.

 

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