Volunteer Overseas

Volunteers are at the heart of our international development efforts.

Whether a Canadian looking to have a positive impact overseas or an individual driving change in their own community, our volunteers are advancing development efforts in Africa, Asia and the Americas.


Support WUSC's Programs Overseas

WUSC is harnessing the expertise of Canadian volunteers to enhance program delivery in a variety of countries. These are unique short-, medium-, and long-term opportunities to contribute directly to WUSC's broader work in education, employment and empowerment around the world. Click here to learn more about our current programs.

Program Assistant | Stepping Stones International (SSI)

This position is offered as part of the International Youth Internship Program (IYIP), funded by Global Affairs Canada (GAC), and designed to offer Canadian post-secondary graduates the opportunity to gain professional experience through international development work. 

This project is leading employees to develop skills in proposal writing and resource mobilization for HIV, gender and youth development activities. SSI is at a phase of growth across Botswana and is looking for creativity in sustaining activities for the “Next 10 years” (The theme of SSI’s 10 year anniversary this year is #First10Next10.). SSI needs to identify creative means of sourcing funds and partners for the future in the changing HIV and youth development fields. SSI wants to capitalize on social media and identify new partners for the future. The volunteer would assist in developing the resource mobilization strategy infusing creativity and innovation... Read More

Country: Botswana | Duration: 6 months | Departure Date: September/October 2016 
Deadline to Apply: July 15th, 2016

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Assistant Coordinator - Health and HIV/AIDS Sector | Ngamiland Council of Non-Governmental Organisations (NCONGO)

This position is offered as part of the International Youth Internship Program (IYIP), funded by Global Affairs Canada (GAC), and designed to offer Canadian post-secondary graduates the opportunity to gain professional experience through international development work. 

The goal of this project is to increase access to condoms and Information, Education and Communication (IEC) materials in Ngamiland District by creating a distribution network utilizing Bars, Night Clubs, Street Vendors, Taxi Cabs, Mini Buses, and Buses. This project aims to distribute 1.2 million condoms by April 2016.

This is a simple and direct campaign that is effective and moves away from academic language that is not always effective in influencing those most likely to become HIV positive... Read More

Country: Botswana | Duration: 6 months | Departure Date: September/October 2016 
Deadline to Apply: July 15th, 2016

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Produce Quality Assurance Advisor | PROPEL

Reporting to the PROPEL Barbados/OECS Coordinator and Agri-Business and Marketing Consultant (Dominica, Barbados and St. Lucia) based in Dominica, the Produce Quality Assurance advisor shall support the development of the quality of fresh produce reaching High Value Market (HVMs) highlighted by the project for PROPEL. This includes targeting the inclusion of women and youth in agriculture and supporting key actors along the value chain responsible for fresh produce quality assurance... Read More
Country:Dominica | Duration: 12 months | Departure Date: August 2016 
Deadline to Apply: ongoing

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Environmental Management and Disaster Risk Resilience Advisor | PROPEL

Reporting to the Deputy Project Director, and working in close collaboration with the PROPEL programming team, the Environmental Management and Disaster Risk Resilience (EM/DRR) Advisor will provide overall guidance of the Environmental Management Plan for the PROPEL project... Read More
Country: Caribbean Region | Duration: 12 months | Departure Date: August 2016 
Deadline to Apply: ongoing

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Agribusiness Information Management Advisor | PROPEL

The Agribusiness Information Management Advisor is expected to contribute to the improvement of the marketing information system and extension support services of the Barbados Agricultural Society... Read More
Country: Barbados | Duration: 12 months | Departure Date: August 2016 
Deadline to Apply: ongoing

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Tertiary and Vocational Education Specialist | ASSET

Working in close collaboration with the Tertiary and Vocational Education Commission (TVEC), the TVET specialist will support the overall implementation of actions and provide expert advice and guidance on TVET including best practices, innovations and models. The specialist will also povide training and support capacity development initiatives for TVET trainers in the target sectors with an emphasis on quality and relevance...Read More
Country: Sri Lanka | Duration: 6 months | Departure Date: August 2016 
Deadline to Apply: ongoing

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Soft Skills for Youth Employment Specialist | ASSET

Reporting to the Deputy Program Director, and working in close collaboration with the ASSET Technical Unit, the Soft Skills for Youth Employment specialist will conduct a desk review of existing soft skills training materials, tools and approaches that are used by WUSC, government training agencies and other INGO agencies...Read More.
Country: Sri Lanka | Duration: 4 months | Departure Date: August 2016 
Deadline to Apply: ongoing

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Training of Trainers - English as a Second Language | ASSET

Reporting to the Deputy Program Director, and working in close collaboration with the ASSET staff supporting training initiatives, the ESL specialist will support ASSET private sector partners to identify their English language requirements for specific purposes...Read More.
Country: Sri Lanka | Duration: 9 months | Departure Date: August 2016 
Deadline to Apply: ongoing

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Become a Volunteer with Uniterra

The largest international volunteer cooperation program in Canada, the Uniterra program was created by WUSC and CECI in 2004. For over ten years, we have been empowering Canadians to have a direct and positive impact on people's lives around the world. By participating in the Uniterra program, our volunteers work in partnership with local organizations in 14 developing countries to help make markets more inclusive for youth and women. Click here to learn more.


Join the Haiti Volunteer Cooperation Program

The Haiti Volunteer Cooperation Program is designed to support Canadian volunteers to contribute to capacity-building efforts for Haitian organizations in the public and private sector. Jointly implemented by WUSC, CECI, FPGL and CESO, our main objective is to improve capacity in areas of governance, education, entrepreneurship and economic development. Click here to learn more.