We work with people who know what each community needs; our volunteers make it happen


Our Vision:

We envision a globally engaged, poverty free and socially just world.

Our Mission:

Our mission is to connect people and resources through international community development.


What makes Developing World Connections different than other volunteer-sending organizations?

We are a Canadian non-profit, charitable organization. We aren’t in this to make money. Our focus is on improving lives through community development. We have no professional, political or religious affiliations.

We are about providing service through sustainable projects. We believe in long-term service, not short-term aid. Our trips are meant to empower our field communities, foster relationships and provide a positive experience for all. We work with our in-country partners to choose projects that are most needed and map out how they will be maintained after teams leave.

We focus on the community. We partner with local organizations, buy supplies in-country, hire local labourers and book local accommodations to support the host community’s economy. This is in addition to our projects being driven by the community.

We are accountable and transparent. We do regular assessments and conduct regular reporting to ensure funds are accounted for and projects are making impact. We comply with the Canadian Revenue Agency’s charity regulations.

We make trips affordable. Your entire trip paid through our organization is eligible for a charitable tax receipt, including flights, in Canada. We also support your fundraising initiatives by providing materials for you and tax receipts for your donors.

This is what makes Developing World Connections different.



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