Volunteer Overseas

Volunteers are at the heart of our international development efforts.

Whether a Canadian looking to have a positive impact overseas or an individual driving change in their own community, our volunteers are advancing development efforts in Africa, Asia and the Americas.

Support WUSC's Programs Overseas

WUSC is harnessing the expertise of Canadian volunteers to enhance program delivery in a variety of countries. These are unique short-, medium-, and long-term opportunities to contribute directly to WUSC's broader work in education, employment and empowerment around the world. Click here to learn more about our current programs.

Student Refugee Program (SRP) Intern | SRP

For most refugees, there are few or no opportunities to continue post-secondary education. Since 1978, WUSC's Student Refugee Program (SRP) has helped address this shortage by enabling student refugees to pursue their studies at Canadian universities, colleges, and CEGEPs.

WUSC is implementing the SRP in Dzaleka Refugee Camp in Malawi with support from the UNHCR. To date, over 1,600 refugee students have resettled in Canada to study and start a new life through the SRP, over 160 of whom have come from Malawi.

WUSC Malawi therefore seeks to recruit an intern to support in the Student Refugee Program... Read More

Country: Malawi | Duration: 3+ months | Deadline to Apply: September 25, 2016

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Teacher Training Advisor | T-TEL

Transforming Teacher Education and Learning (T-TEL) Ghana is a four year Government of Ghana Programme (2014 - 2018) to support the implementation of the new policy framework for Pre-Tertiary Teacher Professional Development and Management. T-TEL seeks to transform the delivery of pre-service teacher education in Ghana... Read More
Country: Ghana | Duration: 11 months | Deadline to Apply: ongoing

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e-Learning & GIS Advisor | MERIT 

Working with the Institute of Geography and GeoEcology (IGG) and the MERIT team, the eLearning and GIS Advisor volunteer will be responsible for supporting MERIT activities on all GIS, systems and database issues; including working with partners and other development programs to support MERIT IT and Knowledge sharing objectives... Read More
Country: Mongolia | Duration: 12 months | Deadline to Apply: ongoing

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Gender Advisor | MERIT 

The Gender Advisor will provide technical support to the Ministry of Mining, Mineral Resources Authority and the Petroleum Agency on the mainstreaming of gender within current and new strategies. Under the direction of the MERIT Project Director she/he will work within the Ministry to facilitate training, coaching and mentoring on the inclusion of gender within human resource management, sector policies and procedures; and support gender strategy planning... Read More
Country: Mongolia | Duration: 12 months | Deadline to Apply: ongoing

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Produce Quality Assurance Advisor | PROPEL

Reporting to the PROPEL Barbados/OECS Coordinator and Agri-Business and Marketing Consultant (Dominica, Barbados and St. Lucia) based in Dominica, the Produce Quality Assurance advisor shall support the development of the quality of fresh produce reaching High Value Market (HVMs) highlighted by the project for PROPEL. This includes targeting the inclusion of women and youth in agriculture and supporting key actors along the value chain responsible for fresh produce quality assurance... Read More
Country: Dominica | Duration: 12 months | Departure Date: August 2016 
Deadline to Apply: ongoing

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Sustainable Agriculture Advisor | PROPEL

Reporting to the Deputy Project Director, and working in close collaboration with the skilled and experienced PROPEL programming team, the Sustainable Agriculture Advisor will: Support the development of practical tools and guidelines for effective implementation of the PROPEL Environmental Management Plan... Read More
Country: Guyana | Duration: 9-12 months | Deadline to Apply: ongoing

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Tertiary and Vocational Education Specialist | ASSET

Working in close collaboration with the Tertiary and Vocational Education Commission (TVEC), the TVET specialist will support the overall implementation of actions and provide expert advice and guidance on TVET including best practices, innovations and models. The specialist will also provide training and support capacity development initiatives for TVET trainers in the target sectors with an emphasis on quality and relevance...Read More
Country: Sri Lanka | Duration: 6 months | Deadline to Apply: ongoing

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Soft Skills for Youth Employment Specialist | ASSET

Reporting to the Deputy Program Director, and working in close collaboration with the ASSET Technical Unit, the Soft Skills for Youth Employment specialist will conduct a desk review of existing soft skills training materials, tools and approaches that are used by WUSC, government training agencies and other INGO agencies...Read More.
Country: Sri Lanka | Duration: 4 months | Deadline to Apply: ongoing

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Training of Trainers - English as a Second Language | ASSET

Reporting to the Deputy Program Director, and working in close collaboration with the ASSET staff supporting training initiatives, the ESL specialist will support ASSET private sector partners to identify their English language requirements for specific purposes...Read More.
Country: Sri Lanka | Duration: 9 months | Deadline to Apply: ongoing

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Become a Volunteer with Uniterra

The largest international volunteer cooperation program in Canada, the Uniterra program was created by WUSC and CECI in 2004. For over ten years, we have been empowering Canadians to have a direct and positive impact on people's lives around the world. By participating in the Uniterra program, our volunteers work in partnership with local organizations in 14 developing countries to help make markets more inclusive for youth and women. Click here to learn more.

Join the Haiti Volunteer Cooperation Program

The Haiti Volunteer Cooperation Program is designed to support Canadian volunteers to contribute to capacity-building efforts for Haitian organizations in the public and private sector. Jointly implemented by WUSC, CECI, FPGL and CESO, our main objective is to improve capacity in areas of governance, education, entrepreneurship and economic development. Click here to learn more.