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.

Strategic Planning Specialist | ASSET

The Strategic Planning Specialist will review the internal, external, and competitive analysis to ascertain the organization's strategic strengths and opportunities; evaluate strategic options including feasibility studies and cost benefit analysis; make sure that the strategic options are abreast of industry trends, best practices, and creative techniques... Read More

Country: Sri Lanka | Duration: 6 months | Deadline to Apply: ongoing

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Human Resources Advisor | MERIT

The Human Resources Advisor will support the human resources departments of both the Ministry of Mining and Heavy Industry and the Ministry of Environment and Tourism of Mongolia to strengthen government processes to improve efficiency and effectiveness while reducing costs. Working in partnership with key staff at each Ministry and in cooperation with the MERIT field team, the HR Advisor will...Read More

Country: Mongolia | Duration: 9-12 months | Deadline to Apply: ongoing

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Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor | MERIT

The Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor will support both the Ministry of Mining and Heavy Industry and the Ministry of Environment and Tourism of Mongolia to develop and implement monitoring and evaluation systems related to both their partnerships in the MERIT project as well as their wider responsibilities...Read More

Country: Mongolia | Duration: 9-12 months | Deadline to Apply: ongoing

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Communications Advisor | MERIT

The Communications Advisor will support both the Ministry of Environment and Tourism (MET) and the Ministry of Mining and Heavy Industry (MMHI) of Mongolia in developing and implementing communications plans for each ministry. In MET the objective is to improve the public’s understanding of MET’s role and responsibilities in Mongolia. In MMHI the priority is to attract and maintain investor interest and confidence in Mongolia...Read More

Country: Mongolia | Duration: 9-12 months | Deadline to Apply: ongoing

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General Call for Applicants - Agriculture Sector | PROPEL

PROPEL is currently recruiting volunteers with backgrounds in agriculture, agribusiness and/or biotechnology with varying skill sets and expertise to work with local project partners or directly with the PROPEL team. Specific roles and responsibilities will be determined jointly by the successful volunteer, the project partners and the PROPEL team... Read More

Country: Barbados, Dominica, Guyana and Jamaica | Duration: 9-12 months | Deadline to Apply: ongoing

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Biopesticide Specialist | PROPEL

The Biopesticide Specialist will work with the National Agriculture Research and Extension Institute (NAREI), a semi-autonomous agency of the Ministry of Agriculture, to provide capacity building support for the development of protocols and uses of biopesticides. The Specialist will work with the CEO of NAREI, the Country Coordinator of WUSC Caribbean (Guyana) Inc. and other technical staff ... Read More

Country: Guyana | Duration: 9-12 months | Deadline to Apply: ongoing

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Plant Tissue Culture and DNA Technologist | PROPEL

The Plant Tissue Culture and DNA Technologist will work with the National Agriculture Research and Extension Institute (NAREI), a semi-autonomous agency of the Ministry of Agriculture, to provide capacity building support for the operationalizing of the Tissue Culture and DNA laboratory. The Tissue Culture and DNA Technologist will work with the CEO of NAREI, the Country Coordinator of WUSC Caribbean (Guyana) Inc. and other technical staff ... Read More

Country: Guyana | Duration: 9-12 months | Deadline to Apply: ongoing

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Environmental Management Support Officer | ASSET

The Environmental Management Support Officer will assist WUSC to implement the ASSET project Environmental Strategy and the approved implementation plan by supporting the identification of environment specialized stakeholders (authorities, bodies, agencies) relevant to four sectors in which WUSC works, facilitating the presence of environment specialized agencies to support ASSET’s private sector partner and students, ... Read More

Country: Sri Lanka | Duration: 6 months | Deadline to Apply: ongoing

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Change Management Advisor | MERIT

The Change Management Advisor will work with the Mongolia Ministry of Mining and Heavy Industry (MMHI) executive and management staff to identify opportunities for more effective coordination of activities within MMHI and with other institutions. The Advisor will support all Departments to review roles and working relationships and to recommend changes in methods to improve coordination, cost-effectiveness, innovation and proactive approaches to policy development, based on best Canadian and international practices... Read More

Country: Mongolia | Duration: 9-12 months | Deadline to Apply: ongoing

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Project Management Advisor | MERIT

The Project Management Advisor will support the Policy Implementation Department within the Mongolia Ministry of Mining and Heavy Industry (MMHI), which is responsible for implementing policies developed by the Departments responsible for Mining, Geological, Fuel, and Heavy Industry policies... Read More

Country: Mongolia | Duration: 9-12 months | Deadline to Apply: ongoing

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Agriculture Pest Control Advisor | PROPEL

Working with the PROPEL team in Jamaica which brings crop-specific expertise and with the staff and faculty of the Northern Caribbean University, Scientific Research Council and Bodles Research Station, the Agriculture Pest Control Advisor will be responsible for improving biological control systems for crops in Jamaica (potatoes, onions, sweet potatoes, yams, ginger, sweet peppers). Read More

Country: Jamaica | Duration: 9-12 months | 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. This includes strengthening the marketing extension support and coverage; development of marketing information disseminations; as well as strengthening of institutional structures and organizational sustainability. Read More

Country: Barbados | Duration: 9-12 months | Deadline to Apply: ongoing

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Food Processing Specialist | PROPEL

The Food Processing Specialist will work with the Guyana Marketing Corporation (GMC), a semi-autonomous agency of the Ministry of Agriculture, to provide support to local agro-processors to improve product quality and standards...Read More

Country: Guyana | Duration: 9-12 months | Deadline to Apply: ongoing

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Student Refugee Program (SRP) Intern | SRP

For most refugees, there are few or no opportunities to continue post-secondary education. Since 1978, WUSC's Student Refugee Program (SRP) has helped address this shortage by enabling student refugees to pursue their studies at Canadian universities, colleges, and CEGEPs.

WUSC is implementing the SRP in Dzaleka Refugee Camp in Malawi with support from the UNHCR. To date, over 1,600 refugee students have resettled in Canada to study and start a new life through the SRP, over 160 of whom have come from Malawi.

WUSC Malawi therefore seeks to recruit an intern to support in the Student Refugee Program... Read More

Country: Malawi | Duration: 3+ months | Deadline to Apply: September 25, 2016

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Teacher Training Advisor | T-TEL

Transforming Teacher Education and Learning (T-TEL) Ghana is a four year Government of Ghana Programme (2014 - 2018) to support the implementation of the new policy framework for Pre-Tertiary Teacher Professional Development and Management. T-TEL seeks to transform the delivery of pre-service teacher education in Ghana... Read More
Country: Ghana | Duration: 11 months | Deadline to Apply: ongoing

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e-Learning & GIS Advisor | MERIT 

Working with the Institute of Geography and GeoEcology (IGG) and the MERIT team, the eLearning and GIS Advisor volunteer will be responsible for supporting MERIT activities on all GIS, systems and database issues; including working with partners and other development programs to support MERIT IT and Knowledge sharing objectives... Read More
Country: Mongolia | Duration: 12 months | Deadline to Apply: ongoing

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Gender Advisor | MERIT 

The Gender Advisor will provide technical support to the Ministry of Mining, Mineral Resources Authority and the Petroleum Agency on the mainstreaming of gender within current and new strategies. Under the direction of the MERIT Project Director she/he will work within the Ministry to facilitate training, coaching and mentoring on the inclusion of gender within human resource management, sector policies and procedures; and support gender strategy planning... Read More
Country: Mongolia | Duration: 12 months | Deadline to Apply: ongoing

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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 | 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 | 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.