Volunteering for Development

Going Above and Beyond: Volunteers’ Commitment to Global Development

Since 1977, WUSC has worked closely with over 10,000 volunteers in Canada and abroad to foster youth-centered solutions for improved education, economic, and empowerment opportunities to overcome inequality and exclusion in over 15 countries.  While on assignment, volunteers are responsible for numerous tasks depending on their role, which could vary from creating an entire social…

International Volunteer Day

Since 1985, International Volunteer Day has been held every year on December 5th, a day founded to celebrate the contributions of volunteers to global development. Volunteers are at the heart of social change around the world, and this day honours their hard work, commitment and time that they dedicate to making the world a better…

WUSC International Volunteer Information Session: Spotlight on Ghana!

Volunteering internationally is an experience unlike any other. You are not only able to better the world by contributing your skills to development, but you are placed right at the heart of local communities where you have the opportunity to immerse yourself in a new culture while giving back in a meaningful way.  Since 1977,…
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Volunteer Spotlight: Driving more resources to tackle climate change in Kenya with Kenya Climate Ventures

Stephen Itiakorit has over 13 years of academic and professional experience in agriculture, leadership competency, gender development, mentorship, and more. He has had the opportunity to coordinate humanitarian work for national and international programs where he was able to design and develop programs for social inclusion, gender integration, women’s empowerment, climate change, and the environment.…

For refugees, with refugees: Reflections on the 76th International Seminar

Around the world, refugees are actively making positive contributions to their communities by sharing their knowledge and skills, and by enriching local economies, through business start-ups. In order for communities to better benefit from their contributions, more enabling and empowering environments for welcoming and inclusive economies are needed. From May 9 to June 17, WUSC…

Economic Inclusion for Refugee Youth Symposium

A collaboration between refugees and allies to drive systemic change. WUSC’s work throughout the years has always focused on empowering and amplifying the voices of refugees. From their drive to further their education to their entrepreneurial endeavors, we have seen time and time again how refugees positively contribute to, impact and enrich their communities across…
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Volunteer Spotlight: World, Meet WISE!

Laeba shares her experience volunteering as a Communications Advisor with the Women’s Initiative for Startups and Entrepreneurship (WISE) in Hanoi, Vietnam toward their goal of showcasing their important work to a global audience. Vietnam, a country known for its vast history and serene landscapes, is also a country that is committed to bettering equality, opportunities…
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International Seminar 2022: Applications Open!

Economic Opportunities for Refugee Youth: A Collaboration between refugees and allies to drive systemic change Are you interested in diving into complex issues ? Do you thrive in an online team environment? Are you looking to gain firsthand experience in the field of refugee opportunities? If yes, then the WUSC International Seminar is for you!…
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IGNI+E Your Passion for Global Development with WUSC

Introducing WUSC's Flagship International Volunteer Cooperation Initiative: IGNI+E
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International volunteer departures have resumed!

Canada lifted its general non-essential travel restriction on October 21, 2021. WUSC is now in a position to resume international departures.

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