Volunteering for sustainable development
Whether it is in Canada or overseas, the work that we do greatly depends on the generous spirit of our volunteers.
This year, more than 1,000 Local Committee members on 95 campuses across Canada have volunteered their time to raise awareness on development issues, and provide postsecondary education opportunities for refugee students on Canadian campuses.
Through the Uniterra program, a joint initiative of WUSC and CECI funded by Global Affairs Canada, about 325 Canadians have contributed to increase empowerment, employment and incomes for youth and women this year by sharing their skills and expertise with over 200 partners across Africa, Asia and the Americas.
Hear it from our volunteers
We recently reached out to our network of volunteers and asked them to submit a photo of a concrete action they have taken, and a description explaining how it contributed toward a more inclusive, equitable, and sustainable world.
These inspiring actions by international volunteers of the Uniterra program and members of our Local Committees on Canadian campuses have become part of our travelling #OneWorldInAction photo exhibit.