Canadian International Volunteer General Application

Various Countries

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Assignment ID:
VA-105297
Assignment Title:
Canadian International Volunteer General Application
Country:
Various Countries
Duration:
6 to 12 months (flexible)
Time Commitment:
35 hours per week
Eligibility:

  • A permanent resident or citizen of Canada

Not eligible? Please see our South-South Volunteer General Application for additional opportunities

Assignment Context

Are you a Canadian citizen or permanent resident currently residing in Ghana, Jordan, Kenya, Malawi, Sri Lanka, Uganda or Vietnam with an interest in volunteering? Are you passionate about improving economic opportunities and gender equality for women and youth? WUSC is recruiting Canadian citizens or permanent residents currently residing in any of these 7 countries to support one of our local partner organizations. By sharing your skills and experience, you can contribute to advancing gender equality and economic empowerment globally, while gaining new expertise and international connections.

Don’t see an assignment that directly matches your experience and skillset? Apply to the Canadian International Volunteer General Application today and we will review your profile against the current opportunities and all assignments under development. In your application, please include your CV and a cover letter stating your motivation to contribute to a volunteer assignment.

Will you join us by giving your time and skills to make a difference around the world? Apply now to become a WUSC volunteer!

Experience and Qualifications

  • Minimum of 2 years professional experience in a relevant field
  • Formal degree in a relevant field
  • Ability to work independently
  • Comfortable using online working platforms
  • Access to a reliable internet connection
  • A commitment to gender equality, youth inclusion, and international volunteering
  • Experience with facilitation, training, and/or coaching
  • Flexibility, adaptability, excellent interpersonal skills and cultural sensitivity
  • Written and oral fluency in English.

Support Package

  • Support and guidance from the WUSC Volunteer Mobilization Team prior to departure and from WUSC Country Team while on assignment
  • Pre-departure training to learn about the volunteering for development program, gain practical skills for living and working in an intercultural context and network with other volunteers
  • Travel, meals and accommodation during in-person pre-departure training
  • In-country orientation upon arrival in country of assignment
  • Language training in country of assignment, where required
  • Modest monthly living and accommodation allowance
  • Airfare to and from the assignment country
  • Visa/work permit
  • Pre-departure medical exam
  • Health insurance
  • Vaccinations and antimalarial medication
  • COVID-19 PCR testing
  • Criminal record verification
  • Vacation leave entitlement
  • Debriefing after completion of assignment
  • Support for accompanying spouse and dependents for assignments of 12 months or longer
  • An incredible opportunity to make a meaningful contribution to global development, enhance your professional skills and participate in an experience of a lifetime!

WUSC’s Safeguarding Policy

WUSC’s activities seek to balance inequities and create sustainable development around the globe; the work ethic of our staff, volunteers, representatives and partners shall correspond to the values and mission of the organization. WUSC promotes responsibility, respect, honesty, and professional excellence and we will not tolerate harassment, coercion and sexual exploitation and abuse of any form. Successful applicants will be required to sign off on the WUSC Code of Conduct and the Self-Disclosure Form. International volunteers will also be required to submit a criminal record verification.

WUSC is a signatory to the Cooperation Canada Leaders’ Pledge on Preventing and Addressing Sexual Misconduct. The pledge represents the shared commitment as Canada’s global development and humanitarian leaders to ensure the full implementation of practices and policies that will protect and respond to our own staff, volunteers and the communities we serve. We are committed to creating safe and respectful workplaces and programs that promote gender equality and are free from gender-based violence, including by addressing and responding to all abuse of power, holding people to account, and protecting the vulnerable. Read the full pledge.

International Volunteer Departures Have Resumed

Your work building capacity towards more resilient and inclusive economies is needed now more than ever! After a pause on travel since March 2020, international volunteer departures to Africa, Asia and the Caribbean have resumed with the lifting of Canada’s non-essential travel restriction: https://travel.gc.ca/travelling/advisories

All individuals considering volunteering internationally with WUSC must demonstrate openness, flexibility and accept to meeting the following conditions:

  • Volunteers must be fully vaccinated (two vaccine doses) against COVID-19 and be able to provide proof of vaccination.
  • Volunteers must meet Canadian and Assignment Country Government and airline requirements related to PCR testing.
  • Volunteers must agree to follow all COVID-19 mitigation instructions as issued by the Canadian Government, WUSC and by the local authorities in the country of assignment.

See available international opportunities below and click here for our international volunteer FAQ.

WUSC continues to work with our partners around the world through the support of e-volunteers residing in Canada as well. As an e-volunteer, you can work remotely from your kitchen table and still make an impact through WUSC’s e-volunteering program! See available e-volunteer opportunities below and click here for our e-volunteer FAQ.

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