E-Volunteering FAQ

Thank you for your interest in e-volunteering with WUSC.

You will need to meet the e-volunteer assignment requirements, have access to a computer and an Internet connection.

The time commitment of an e-volunteer assignment varies, based on your schedule and the nature of the assignment. You will be expected to volunteer a minimum of 5 hours per week, up to a maximum of 35 hours per week. E-volunteer assignments are 4 months in duration, with the opportunity to extend.

Canadian e-volunteers residing in Canada who contribute a minimum of 21 hours per week are eligible to receive an allowance of $35 CAD per day, up to a maximum of $700 CAD per month. This allowance is taxable income. This provision is effective January 1st, 2021 as per funder requirements.

If you are short-listed, we will contact you to schedule an interview. Following a successful interview, we will contact your professional references before confirming your acceptance as a WUSC e-volunteer. You will participate in online training to prepare you for your assignment.

Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applicants, WUSC is only able to respond to those who have been short-listed.

If you are interested in more than one assignment, please apply for the assignment that interests you the most and indicate your other assignments of interest in your cover letter.

If you don’t see an assignment online that is a direct match for your skills - we are still interested in hearing from you! Please submit an application to the E-volunteering General Application.

Start dates for e-volunteer assignments are flexible according to your availability. However, we are prioritizing volunteers who are able to start as soon as possible to address the urgent needs of our partners.

Yes! All e-volunteers will receive online training to prepare them for their e-volunteering assignment. The training will include best practices in working remotely in an intercultural context, an introduction to WUSC’s international programs and an introduction to the country of your assignment.

Once we resume our operations internationally and we are confident it is safe for volunteers to travel, e-volunteers may have the opportunity to continue their assignment overseas.

Yes! WUSC has resumed planning and recruitment for international departures for our volunteer assignments from, earliest, October 2021. Check out our international volunteer opportunities and our international volunteering FAQ.