Global Citizenship - JUST DO RIGHT
This site provides information about volunteering and is a link to volunteer centres
Offers young Canadians an exciting experience that incorporates learning and volunteer
involvement. It is Canada’s leading national youth volunteer-service program. Program: 6 or
9 months, live and volunteer in different regions of Canada.
Canada World Youth (ages 15 – 25)
Have an experience of a lifetime! Discover new cultures in Canada and overseas. They offer
three different types of programs: Youth Leaders in Action (6 month program for 17 – 24
year olds, spend 3 months in Canada and 3 months in one of the following countries – Africa,
Asia, The Caribbean, Eastern Europe or Latin America); Global Learner (schools); and
Interaction (2-6 weeks program in overseas communities doing volunteer work in a variety of
Youth Forums, School and group exchanges, employment exchanges and other Canada and
beyond opportunities. GREAT SITE!
World Vision Canada – Youth Ambassador Program (16-19)
Students selected for this program will have an all expense trip to a different part of the
world struggling with poverty. They will participate in a forum with other young leaders and
develop their skills in global leadership. Must have participated in the 30 hour Famine.
International Cultural Youth Exchange
Is an international non-profit youth exchange organization promoting youth mobility,
intercultural learning and international voluntary service. They organize long and short-term
exchanges combining home stays with voluntary service in more than 34 countries around
the world. Also offer environmental opportunities.
Global Leadership Adventures
American organization set up to offer a variety of programs with an international programs
ranging from cultural, volunteer, environmental and others. However, the cost of these
programs can be very high.
International Student Volunteers, Inc. (18 years of age or older)
Combine volunteer and adventure travel in to the most exciting experience of a lifetime.
Volunteer projects focus on local environment and community development initiatives.
Projects range from 2 to 4 week in length. Possible locations: Australia, Costa Rica,
Dominican Republic, Ecuador, New Zealand, Thailand, South African and many more.
God’s Little Angels
A Haitian orphanage that has ministered to the children of Haiti since 1994 and has been
involved in international adoptions since 1997. One of Vanier’s own graduates volunteered
here for approximately 1 year.
Engineers without Borders
Creates opportunities for rural Africans to access clean water, generate an income from
humble farms, and have improved access to services and infrastructure they need to improve
their lives. The main focus is on human development and to spread innovation and
appropriate solutions to the challenges of poverty.
Doctors without Borders
Worlds leading independent international medical relief organization. Medical and non
medical volunteers are needed.
AgriVenture – International Rural Placements
A great introduction to a new culture and a different
Canadian Humanitarian Organization of International Relief
Their mission is to break the cycle of poverty by providing orphaned and vulnerable children
and their families with access to healthcare, education, vocational training and the basic
necessities of life such as nutrition and shelter.
Global Citizens for Change
International volunteer opportunities for Canadians, funded by the Government of Canada.
A virtual community to network with other volunteers and agencies.
A non-profit development agency that works through volunteers. They send hundreds of
global citizens to work on collaborative development projects in more than 40 countries.
One of North America’s leading international development agencies. Two year placements or
there are short term placements for those with specialized skills. Volunteers are needed in a
variety of fields: business, communications, community, education, engineering and
technical, health, HIV and AIDS, and natural resources.
You could say that Ecovolunteer is a travel agent. But the trips we organize are not your
average holidays. They bring you to places that are not accessible to tourists. Where you get
the possibility to protect nature and its inhabitants. By helping local organizations with their
conservation projects. This makes an Ecovolunteer trip both a rewarding and an
1) Course Offerings
a. U of R Luther College: Global Citizenship
2) All educational institutions today will have an international student services office that will
assist students with exchanges, volunteer experiences, internships and work experiences in
other countries. These offices are to support international students and to offer
opportunities to their own students.
Two examples of post-secondary educational international and volunteer sites:
University of Regina - http://www.uregina.ca/isso/
University of Lethbridge -
University of Lethbridge Volunteer Opportunities –
Work and Travel Abroad – Government of Canada Information on travel and work opportunities around the
SWAP – Student Work Abroad Program
Tip Sheets for Working Abroad – Information about what you need to know and questions to ask before you
work or travel abroad.
UNIVERSITY OF REGINA – EXPLORE YOUR OPTIONS -