Join the movement to create sustainable change
by supporting development projects abroad.
Apply now for our administrative assistant position
Do you have previous administrative experience, a good knowledge of MS Office, a willingness to learn new things, and can commit to working 8 hours a week at our Kamloops office? If so, we'd love to have you apply to be our new administrative assistant! This is a volunteer position; however, in exchange for a one year commitment, you will receive a fully paid (including flights) two week DWC International Volunteer Experience (approximate value of $4,000). The application deadline is March 31st.
>> For more info about the position and how you can apply, please visit our Charity Village volunteer listing.
The 2016 volunteer schedule is now online!
Sign-up for one of our 2-4 week volunteer trips and get ready to have an experience of a lifetime! By registering for your trip early, you'll have plenty of time to fundraise to cover your costs, learn a new language, and prepare yourself for your meaningful adventure abroad. To find available trip dates, visit each country's Destination page.
Don't see something you like? Contact us about creating your own trip - as long as you have a minimum of six people willing to join your team, we will assign a team leader and take care of the rest of the details for you!
Help stop the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone
The current Ebola epidemic is the largest in history, affecting multiple countries in West Africa and currently spreading fastest in Sierra Leone. As of the beginning of March, over 11,000 total cases of Ebola have been reported in Sierra Leone with over 3,500 people dying from the virus. Even though the World Health Organization says the crisis has peaked in the country, there are still new cases of Ebola appearing on a daily basis and the overall number of weekly cases has risen slightly over the past few weeks.
Over the past few months, our Sierra Leone host partner, the We Yone Child Foundation, has been supporting slum communities in Freetown as they struggle to cope with the outbreak. WYCF's work includes hosting informational seminars, teaching proper sanitation and hand washing techniques, and giving out relief supplies to families under quarantine.
In December 2014, WYCF launched their Community Ebola Education program with a group of 10 community based organizations. 20 community educators, including two social workers, were trained to carryout house-to-house sensitisation to help educate over 5,000 people about the deadly virus. This program was completed in three weeks on a budget of just under $6,000 CDN. WYCF is aiming to launch a second program very soon.
>> Visit our CanadaHelps campaign page to make a donation to support the We Yone Child Foundation with their initiatives.
Project Spotlight: Support working children in Peru
For many children in the barrios surrounding Lima, working is part of life – a necessary and culturally acceptable way to help financially support their families. Children sell fruit, bread, water, or flour; or they work on a farm, seeding and harvesting. They often combine their work with their education by attending school during the week and working on the weekend. Our Peruvian host partner, IFEJANT, delivers essential programs and collaborates with other local organizations to provide educational and trades training opportunities for these working children.
You can head to Lima from July 4th – 18th as you build facilities for IFEJANT as part of an all-ages volunteer team. This may involve adding a third floor of classrooms to the Nassae school in order to accommodate increased enrollment or finishing a community centre that will provide space for the Prominats program, an initiative that provides business and skills training. This is an ideal trip for families or high school students.
>> Visit our Peru page for more details.
Get started now! Choose your volunteer destination:
Volunteer and work alongside local people and experience making a real and lasting difference. Help build hope and bring a sustainable future to those in the greatest need.
Work on a community development project selected by the host community. What are you waiting for? Meet people. Have fun. Challenge yourself. Experience the difference you make.
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