Volunteers play a vital role in WUSC’s work towards a more equitable world. WUSC understands that volunteers want to spend their time on interesting and meaningful activities. Volunteering overseas offers its own unique experience, but there are many ways to engage the public right here in Canada. For this reason, WUSC offers a range of volunteer opportunities in Canada tailored to different interests and abilities.
We understand that many Canadians are passionate about international development issues and looking for an opportunity to make a contribution. WUSC campaigns offer a great place to start. Our campaigns provide a framework for Canadian volunteers to address issues such as: women’s empowerment; refugee girls’ education; ethical purchasing; food security for small-scale African farmers; and health care for people with HIV and AIDS. While providing materials and support, these campaigns also encourage your initiative and creativity! Through WUSC campaigns, you can become an advocate for one of these important issues, raising awareness and funds in your own home, workplace, or community.
University and college life is an ideal time to connect with others who care about global issues and to make a difference together. On more than 80 college and university campuses across Canada, WUSC Local Committees are a cornerstone of WUSC. Local committees are a force in the movement for global citizenship, organizing fundraising and awareness raising campaigns on campus and in their communities – and having a great time! Join a WUSC Local Committee on your campus today!
Workplace Fundraising for the Student Refugee Program:
Your organization can help change a life through education. WUSC’s Student Refugee Program relies mainly on donations and the workplace is great place for fundraising initiatives. Organizing a workplace campaign is an excellent way to strengthen relations with your coworkers and management and can also help raise your company’s profile in the greater community. Share with your coworkers the amazing work done by WUSC and inspire them to help a refugee student pursue their education in a safe learning environment.
Resources for Workplace Fundraising coming soon.
Other ways to get involved:
Home stay hosting: Each year, at the end of August, home stay hosts are needed for about 10 days. Hosts welcome into their homes international students placed in Canadian universities and colleges through the Botswana Education and Training Program.