Volunteer Overseas

Each year, hundreds of Canadians work alongside our partners overseas to help improve lives and communities. Whether you're a student, professional or retired, the Uniterra program has a volunteer opportunity to suit your needs and experience.


Positions are currently open for long term and short term placement as observers for the second round Legislative and first round Presidential Elections in Haiti scheduled for October 25th 2015.

Long and Short Term Observers will provide the Electoral Observation Mission (EOM) with an overview of the effectiveness and impartiality of the election administration, the implementation of the election law and regulations, the peaceful, inclusive and conductive nature of the campaign and the political environment. Click here for more information.

Uniterra: Canada's largest international volunteer program, it recruits qualified individuals to work in partnership with local organizations in 12 developing countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America. 

Students Without Borders®: an initiative that offers university and college students exciting volunteer learning opportunities in a developing country during an academic term.

Leave for Change: enables employees from participating organizations to transform part of their annual leave into a two to four week volunteer assignment in a developing country.

International Seminar: Each summer over a dozen post-secondary students from across Canada join students from the global South for the International Seminar, a unique six-week overseas educational experience that will change your life.

Haiti Volunteer Cooperation Program: Train and support Haitian organizations in improving services and programs to better serve its citizens. 

Québec Without Bordersoffers young men and women from Québec the chance to take part in international internships in a French-speaking African country or in Latin America.


The Uniterra program is a volunteer cooperation program jointly run by WUSC and the Centre for International Studies and Cooperation