- Assignment ID:
- Assignment Title:
- Canadian International Volunteer General Application
- Various Countries
- 3-12 months
- Time Commitment:
- 35 hours per week
- Residing in the country of WUSC assignment (Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Sri Lanka, Uganda, or Vietnam)
- A permanent resident or citizen of Canada
Not eligible? Please see our South-South Volunteer General Application for additional opportunities
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 and guidance from the WUSC Volunteer Mobilization Team prior to departure and from WUSC Country Team while on assignment
- Participation in a pre-departure training where you will have the opportunity to learn about the program, gain practical skills for living and working in an intercultural context and meet other volunteers
- Travel, meals and accommodation are covered during in-person pre-departure
- In-country orientation upon arrival in country of assignment
- Language training in country of assignment, where required
- Airfare to and from country of assignment
- Support from the WUSC Administrative Officer for all relevant visas and work permits
- Cost of required country specific vaccinations and antimalarials
- Health insurance
- Modest monthly living and accommodation allowance while in country of assignment
- Vacation leave entitlement
- Return debriefing after completion of assignment
- 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.
Your application and COVID-19
Your work building capacity towards more resilient and inclusive economies is needed now more than ever! WUSC continues to work with our partners around the world through the support of e-volunteers residing in Canada and through the support of Canadians and other expatriates currently residing in Ghana, Uganda, Kenya, Malawi, Sri Lanka and Vietnam.
If you are currently residing in one of these countries and hold Canadian citizenship or permanent residence status - or hold citizenship or permanent residence status in countries in Africa or Asia - apply today to one of our international volunteer postings or to the general application form! Please specify your current country of residence in your application.
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.
WUSC has resumed planning and recruitment for international departures for our volunteer assignments from, earliest, October 2021. However, the current global context continues to evolve and, as we continue to closely monitor international, national and local health information and guidelines, our plans and timelines are subject to change. The health and safety of our partners and our volunteers is our top priority and, as such, we are undertaking a rigorous international volunteer resumption planning process. A number of conditions will need to be met before an assignment will be given the green light to proceed, including the lifting of Canada's non-essential travel restrictions. 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 evidence 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.
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